33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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Izmir
— 5 nights
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Isparta
— 2 nights
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Konya
— 2 nights
9
Ankara
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

5
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Change things up with a short trip to The Asklepion in Bergama (about 1h 45 min away). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at KEY Museum, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of St. Jonh, and visit Alsancak.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Izmir travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect colder with lows of 10°C in Izmir. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Agora Open Air Museum ©
Agora Open Air Museum
KEY Museum ©
KEY Museum
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, then cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Public Latrine. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Selcuk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in September; daily highs in Selcuk reach 36°C and lows reach 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

3
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Fethiye is known for nature, historic sites, and beaches. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the sheer force of Gizlikent Selalesi, stroll through Calis Beach, and steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Fethiye in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. On the 17th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

3
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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Lake Salda (in Burdur) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Fethiye to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Adventure

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

3
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Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), Temple of Apollo, &more). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Antalya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Isparta.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

2
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Isparta

Isparta ©
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): Head underground at Insuyu Magarasi, explore the ancient world of Sagalassos, and then examine the collection at Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Hali ve Kilim Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Egirdir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hizirbey Camii, and then identify plant and animal life at The Village of Kuyucak.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Isparta online travel route planner.

Getting from Antalya to Isparta by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in September; daily highs in Isparta reach 32°C and lows reach 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Isparta

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your plan
Sagalassos ©
Sagalassos
Lake Egirdir ©
Lake Egirdir
Insuyu Magarasi ©
Insuyu Magarasi

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Konya

Konya ©

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, don't miss a visit to Sille, then steep yourself in history at Meram Baglari, and finally stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Hoca Hasan Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, then contemplate the long history of Mevlana Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Konya trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Isparta to Konya takes 3.5 hours. In September in Konya, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Hoca Hasan Camii ©
Hoca Hasan Camii

3
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 28th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, then see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Tue): look for gifts at Kibele Kale, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, delve into the distant past at Ankara Castle, then get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally pause for some photo ops at Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk.

For maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Ankara itinerary planning app.

You can take a train from Konya to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Konya in September: highs in Ankara hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your plan
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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