34 days in Turkey Itinerary

34 days in Turkey Itinerary

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34 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Casablanca
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Urgup
— 5 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
2
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Ankara
— 4 nights
+2
Bus + Fly + Taxi:  5 h 45 min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
5
Selcuk
— 6 nights
Drive:  5 h 45 min
6
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
7
Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
8
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Casablanca

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.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, museums, classes, and wineries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Urgup trip itinerary website .

Casablanca, Morocco to Urgup is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Casablanca to Urgup is 3 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Casablanca in December, with highs in Urgup at 6°C and lows at -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Tours

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Bezirhane Pottery
Highlights from your plan
Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guzelyurt: Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church, Uzumlu Kilise, & more).

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Urgup to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

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

4
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
Explore Ankara's surroundings by going to Camlidere (CamlIdere Baraji & Samarkand was the mausoleum of Sheikh Ali). Next up on the itinerary: learn about all things military at Anitkabir, browse the eclectic array of goods at Suluhan Carsisi, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and admire the masterpieces at 8 Hubb Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Ankara road trip site .

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Ankara in 3.5 hours. In December in Ankara, expect temperatures between 3°C during the day and 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Camlidere
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
CamlIdere Baraji ©
CamlIdere Baraji

3
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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get outside with Outdoor Activities, contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Ankara to Pamukkale takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bagbasi Mesire Yeri
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

6
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: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, make a trip to Curetes Street, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by Celsus Ceramic.

Discover how to plan a Selcuk trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. In January, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 13°C, while at night they dip to 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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

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. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, then take in the history at Gallipoli National Park, and then appreciate the history behind Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some photo ops at Seyit Onbasi Monument, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally don't miss a visit to Hellas Memorial.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli road trip planning website .

Drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 6 hours. In January, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eceabat
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial
Seyit Onbasi Monument ©
Seyit Onbasi Monument

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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edirne: Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli) and Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme.

For where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne trip planner .

Drive from Gallipoli to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu), Ataturk Evi
Highlights from your plan
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

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), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Edirne to Istanbul by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 10°C in January, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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