33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

This plan was created by another user. Make it your plan

Route & dates

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Philadelphia
Train + Fly:  13​h
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
2
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
4
Yalvac
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
5
Konya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  13​h
7
Agri
— 3 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
8
Dogubeyazit
— 6 nights
Drive:  6​h 30​min
9
Antakya
— 2 nights
Fly:  2​h
10
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Train:  20​h
End: Philadelphia

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Ecumenical Patriarchate. On the 1st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, pause for some serene contemplation at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, and then admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip website .

Philadelphia, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Philadelphia to Istanbul. While traveling from Philadelphia, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 72°F to lows of 72°F. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Wed) before leaving for Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
The Ecumenical Patriarchate ©
The Ecumenical Patriarchate
Eyüp Sultan Mosque ©
Eyüp Sultan Mosque

5
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.
You've added Tepe Mezari, Miletus, Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, and other attractions to your itinerary. Popular historic sites such as Ancient City of Ephesus and Bibliotheque de Celsus are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, make a trip to Curetes Street, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Mermerli Yol.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk online visit planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect little chillier with lows of 54°F in Selcuk. On the 7th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Tepe Mezari, Miletus, Priene Antik Kenti, Saint Polycarp Church, Ruins of Pergamum
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip maker .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Yalvac.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

2
nights
Yalvac

Yalvac ©
You've now added Antioch of Pisidia to your itinerary. On the 9th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Yalvac Muzesi and then make a trip to Antioch of Pisidia.

To see photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Yalvac day trip website .

Drive from Pamukkale to Yalvac in 3 hours. October in Yalvac sees daily highs of 65°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 10th (Thu) before leaving for Konya.

Things to do in Yalvac

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Antioch of Pisidia ©
Antioch of Pisidia
Yalvac Muzesi ©
Yalvac Muzesi

2
nights
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Mevlana Muzesi, Konya Archaeological Museum, Sille, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Çatalhöyük.

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Konya sightseeing planning app .

You can drive from Yalvac to Konya in 2 hours. In October, daily temperatures in Konya can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antalya.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Çatalhöyük
Highlights from your plan
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Çatalhöyük ©
Çatalhöyük
Konya Archaeological Museum ©
Konya Archaeological Museum

3
nights
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Termessos Ruins as well as Perge Ancient City. And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kaleici, take in the waterfront activity at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Konya to Antalya in 5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, Antalya is a bit warmer than Konya - with highs of 80°F and lows of 60°F. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for Agri.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

3
nights
Agri

Agri ©
Agri is known for nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ararat.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Agri fast, fun, and easy.

Explore your travel options from Antalya to Agri with the Route module. Traveling from Antalya in October, things will get little chillier in Agri: highs are around 61°F and lows about 41°F. On the 18th (Fri), you're off toDogubeyazit.

Things to do in Agri

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ararat ©
Mount Ararat

6
nights
Dogubeyazit

Dogubeyazit ©
Dogubeyazit is known for historic sites, outdoors, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Ishak Pasha Palace, make a trip to Noah's Ark site, and head outdoors with Urartian Castle.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dogubeyazit online trip planner .

Traveling by car from Agri to Dogubeyazit takes 1.5 hours. On the 24th (Thu), you're off toAntakya.

Things to do in Dogubeyazit

Outdoors Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Ishak Pasha Palace ©
Ishak Pasha Palace
Noah's Ark site ©
Noah's Ark site

2
nights
Antakya

Antakya ©
Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes St. Paul Orthodox Church as well as Habibi Neccar Mosque. On the 25th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Habibi Neccar Mosque, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul Orthodox Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of St Pierre Kilisesi, then see the interesting displays at Antakya Archaeological Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St Simeon Monastery.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antakya trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by car from Dogubeyazit to Antakya takes 12.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In October, daytime highs in Antakya are 81°F, while nighttime lows are 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antakya

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vespasianus Titus Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
Ulu Mosque ©
Ulu Mosque
Antakya Archaeological Museum ©
Antakya Archaeological Museum
Habibi Neccar Mosque ©
Habibi Neccar Mosque

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes The Ecumenical Patriarchate. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) capture your imagination. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Little Hagia Sophia for their historical value. Explore Istanbul further: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antakya to Istanbul. While traveling from Antakya, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 73°F. On the 30th (Wed), you're off tohome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

Similar Plans

59 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in South Pacific, Asia & Europe BY A USER FROM MEXICO August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: August, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Canada, Asia, Africa, Europe, Caribbean, South America & United States BY A USER FROM CANADA December, teens, kids, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, beaches, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 60 days in Turkey & China BY A USER FROM SINGAPORE October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: October, culture, outdoors, relaxing, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 26 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM SOUTH AFRICA June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: June, teens, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 9 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM UNITED ARAB EMIRATES December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife, fast-paced, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, teens, kids, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Fast-paced 60 days in Europe BY A USER FROM INDIA July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, hidden gems PREFERENCES: May, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Hidden gems PACE: Medium 15 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 12 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, slow & easy, popular sights PREFERENCES: December, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular sights PACE: Slow & easy 30 days in Turkey BY A USER FROM INDIA September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: September, culture, outdoors, relaxing, romantic, beaches, historic sites, museums, shopping, wildlife ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium 39 days in Europe BY A USER FROM AUSTRALIA July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches, popular & hidden gems PREFERENCES: July, culture, outdoors, relaxing, beaches ATTRACTION STYLE: Popular & hidden gems PACE: Medium
See more plans