33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 1 night
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 1 night
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Sinop
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasra
— 1 night
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Safranbolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Train
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Egirdir
— 1 night
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Cirali
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympos
— 1 night
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Demre (Kale)
— 1 night
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Kekova
— 1 night
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Kas
— 1 night
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Kalkan
— 1 night
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Didim
— 1 night
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Selcuk
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Cesme
— 1 night
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Izmir
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Bergama
— 1 night
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Canakkale
— 1 night
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
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Bandirma
— 1 night
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Bursa
— 1 night
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Iznik
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
To find ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip itinerary builder tool.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Antalya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Dusseldorf to Antalya is 2 hours. Traveling from Dusseldorf in June, things will get somewhat warmer in Antalya: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Manavgat

— 1 night
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrk. Kulliye Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, then head outdoors with Side Azura Dive Center, then explore the ancient world of Devlet Agorasi, and finally make a trip to Bizans Hastanesi. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along Adventure-Park Manavgat Oymapinar, take in breathtaking views at Green Canyon, and then explore the ancient world of Seleukia (Lybre).

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Manavgat online trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Konya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Konya trip itinerary builder website.

Take a bus from Manavgat to Konya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Manavgat in June, things will get slightly colder in Konya: highs are around 31°C and lows about 16°C. On the 28th (Mon), you'll travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Nevsehir Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Kolonlu Kilise, then head off-road at local off-road trails, and finally get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey.

To see ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Amasya.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums · Adventure

Side Trip

Amasya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): get a new perspective on nature at Minyatur Amasya Muzesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bayezid Pasa Camii, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mehmet Pasa Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): examine the collection at Sehzadeler Museum, then explore the ancient world of King Rock Tombs, then delve into the distant past at Citadel, and finally see the interesting displays at Hazeranlar Mansion.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amasya travel route app.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Amasya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Amasya, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Samsun.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · Museums

Samsun

— 1 night
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): take in the spiritual surroundings of Samsun Merkez Mosque, then examine the collection at Samsun Arkeoloji Etnografya Muzesi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Atakum Sahili, and finally stroll around Bati Park. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Historical Bridge in Carsamba (Tarihi Carsamba Koprusu) and then stroll through Kizilirmak Deltasi.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Samsun trip planner.

You can drive from Amasya to Samsun in 2 hours. When traveling from Amasya in July, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Samsun: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Museums

Sinop

— 1 night
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Sinop attractions planner.

You can drive from Samsun to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Samsun in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 26°C in Sinop. You will leave for Amasra on the 3rd (Sat).

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Amasra

— 1 night
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. On the 3rd (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii, then take some stellar pictures from Kuskayasi Yol Aniti, and then get engrossed in the history at BartIn Kent Muzesi.

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Getting from Sinop to Amasra by car takes about 5 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amasra when traveling from Sinop in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Camii, and then make a trip to Kasim Sipahioglu Konagi. Keep things going the next day: stroll through Seker Kanyonu and then take in the views from Incekaya Su Kemeri.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Safranbolu tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Amasra to Safranbolu in 1.5 hours. July in Safranbolu sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Parks · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ankara

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi, admire the striking features of Aslanhane Mosque, and then examine the collection at Gokyay Chess Museum. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and then admire the striking features of Pirinc Han.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Ankara day trip planner.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Ankara in 3 hours. Traveling from Safranbolu in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ankara, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, examine the collection at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Ahsap Eserler Muzesi.

To see reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Eskisehir day trip planner.

Take a train from Ankara to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in July: highs in Eskisehir hover around 35°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Historic Sites
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Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale tour itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Eskisehir to Pamukkale takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Egirdir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Egirdir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head outdoors with Kovada National Park, then step into the grandiose world of Egirdir Kalesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dundarbey Medresesi 1281.

For more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Egirdir trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Egirdir takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Egirdir

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Cirali

— 1 night
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Cirali Beach, then cast your line with Ulupinar Fishing And Picnic, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimaera.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Cirali online trip maker.

Drive from Egirdir to Cirali in 3.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Cirali are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Olympos.

Things to do in Cirali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Olympos

— 1 night
On the 12th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Olympos Archeological Site, enjoy the sand and surf at Bucht Von Adrasan, and then get outside with Olympos Diving Center.

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Olympos is very close to Cirali. July in Olympos sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Demre (Kale).

Things to do in Olympos

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Demre (Kale)

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Demre Tours - Day Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tasdibi Plaji.

To see other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Demre (Kale) trip itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Olympos to Demre (Kale) in 1.5 hours. In July in Demre (Kale), expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kekova.

Things to do in Demre (Kale)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
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Kekova

— 1 night
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Start off your visit on the 14th (Wed): discover the deep blue sea with Kekova Diving.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Kekova trip planner.

Getting from Demre (Kale) to Kekova by car takes about an hour. On the 15th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Kas

— 1 night
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 15th (Thu), enjoy the sand and surf at Cinarlar Plaji, then find your balance on the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and finally make a trip to Lions Tomb.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary planner.

Kas is just a stone's throw from Kekova. In July, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kalkan.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Kalkan

— 1 night
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Arch of Triumph, then head outdoors with Yali Beach Club, and then kick back and relax at Kalkan Halk PlajI.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kalkan trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kas to Kalkan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 17th (Sat), surround yourself with nature on Easy Book Tours and then brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip maker website.

You can drive from Kalkan to Bodrum City in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Kalkan in July since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Didim.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Museums
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Didim

— 1 night
Didim is a small town, popular seaside holiday resort, and district of Aydın Province on the Aegean coast of western Turkey, 123km from the provincial capital city of Aydın. Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): cast your line with Aegean Blue Cruise and then delve into the distant past at Miletus.

To see maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Didim road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Didim takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Didim sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Didim

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
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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.
To find other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Didim to Selcuk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. You'll set off for Cesme on the 19th (Mon).

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Cesme

— 1 night
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 19th (Mon), discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then pause for some serene contemplation at Ayios Haralambos Church.

For traveler tips, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Cesme online itinerary builder.

Getting from Selcuk to Cesme by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Cesme. While traveling from Selcuk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cesme, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Izmir itinerary planner.

Getting from Cesme to Izmir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Izmir due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cesme in July, with highs in Izmir at 28°C and lows at 15°C. You'll set off for Bergama on the 20th (Tue).

Things to do in Izmir

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Bergama

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles and then delve into the distant past at Pergamon Antik Kenti.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Bergama trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Bergama takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in July; daily highs in Bergama reach 38°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bergama

Shopping · Historic Sites

Canakkale

— 1 night
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, then steep yourself in history at Saat Kulesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namazgah Tabyalari.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Canakkale online journey planner.

Drive from Bergama to Canakkale in 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Museums

Gallipoli

— 1 night
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): make a trip to Azaplar Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of BayraklI Baba Turbesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Canakkale to Gallipoli takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gallipoli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can travel to Bandirma.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bandirma

— 1 night
On the 23rd (Fri), examine the collection at Archeological Museum.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Bandirma tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Bandirma in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Bandirma are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Bandirma

Museums
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Bursa

— 1 night
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, then admire the striking features of Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii), and then take an in-depth tour of Ordekli Culture and Art Center.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Bandirma to Bursa takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Iznik.

Things to do in Bursa

Museums · Historic Sites

Iznik

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Iznik tour planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Iznik in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bursa in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Iznik. On the 25th (Sun), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Iznik

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Istanbul

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mecidiye Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dolmabahçe Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buyuk Mecidiye Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip website.

Traveling by car from Iznik to Istanbul takes 2 hours. Traveling from Iznik in July, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 27th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Konya Province travel guide

4.1
History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
Konya Province showcases the largest and best-preserved Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, an excavation area and World Heritage Site. The city of Konya is burial place of the 13th-century Persian Sufi mystic poet Rumi; visitors to the mausoleum can explore the museum dedicated to him, easily recognized by its tall ornate spires and turquoise conical dome. As a more religiously conservative metropolis of Turkey, the city is also home to the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes, founded by Rumi's followers. Rich in culture, the city has also thrived on its export of expensive, richly patterned Turkish carpets since the Renaissance.

Ankara Province travel guide

3.8
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Natural History Museums
The vast plains of Ankara Province are home to the nation's capital, the bustling city of Ankara. Ankara serves as the country's political and commercial center, largely because of its crucial historical position as a crossroads between Turkey's highway and railway networks. The province thrives on its famed Angora goats, cats, rabbits, wool, pears, honey, and Muscat grapes. Visitors have a wealth of things to do and see, including museums, parks, shopping, archaeological sites, mosques, and modern monuments. Amid the government buildings, opera houses, and concert halls, admire the small houses stacked along the hillsides, hiding stories of the bustling province's humble origins.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.