32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Izmir
Drive:  1​h
1
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h
2
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h
4
Guzelyurt
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
5
Urgup
— 5 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
6
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
7
Kirklareli
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
8
Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
9
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 45​min
End: Izmir

4
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Selcuk tour planner.

Izmir to Selcuk is an approximately 1-hour car ride. You can also take a train; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in August; daily highs in Selcuk reach 41°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Wed): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and then walk around Oludeniz.

To find photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Oludeniz hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Oludeniz
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

4
nights
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.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Spas (in Oludeniz). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour itinerary website .

Drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias, Spas
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

2
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, then Head underground at Selime Monastery, and then Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Red Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koc Church, contemplate the long history of Sivisli Church, make a trip to Yeraltı Şehri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, and finally contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Guzelyurt trip planning website .

Getting from Pamukkale to Guzelyurt by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Urgup.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

5
nights
Urgup

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Step out of Urgup with an excursion to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup travel route site .

Traveling by car from Guzelyurt to Urgup takes 1.5 hours. September in Urgup sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Peri Bacalari, Kaymakli Underground City
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

7
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planner.

Getting from Urgup to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) so you can travel to Kirklareli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Kirklareli

Kirklareli ©
Kırklareli is a city on the European part of Turkey.NameIt is not clearly known when the city was founded, nor under what name. You've now added Dupnisa Cave to your itinerary. On the 16th (Mon), wander the streets of Istasyon Caddesi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Dupnisa Cave, and then don't miss a visit to Aya Nikola Manastiri. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Ataturk Evi, examine the collection at Kirklareli Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii.

For maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kirklareli day trip planner .

You can drive from Istanbul to Kirklareli in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul to Kirklareli, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Kirklareli when traveling from Istanbul in September, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Edirne.

Things to do in Kirklareli

Museums Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii, Aya Nikola Manastiri
Highlights from your plan
Ataturk Evi ©
Ataturk Evi
Dupnisa Cave ©
Dupnisa Cave
Kirklareli Museum ©
Kirklareli Museum

3
nights
Edirne

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, The Grand Bazaar of Edirne and Karaagac Train Station. On the 18th (Wed), admire the masterpieces at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dar-ul Hadis Camii, then admire the landmark architecture of Uc Serefeli Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Karaagac Train Station. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Balkan Sehitligi, take a stroll through Karaagac, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, then pause for some photo ops at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, and finally stop by Edirne Saray Sekerleme.

For reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne vacation planner .

You can drive from Kirklareli to Edirne in an hour. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. You'll set off for Gallipoli on the 20th (Fri).

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Beyazit II Mosque Complex ©
Beyazit II Mosque Complex
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
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 20th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of BayraklI Baba Turbesi. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park, don't miss a visit to Hellas Memorial, and then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove.

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You can drive from Edirne to Gallipoli in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial
BayraklI Baba Turbesi ©
BayraklI Baba Turbesi

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