34 days in Turkey Itinerary

34 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 1 night
Drive
3
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Kemer
— 4 nights
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul

— 5 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip app.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Dubai in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Edirne

— 1 night
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. On the 25th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Gallipoli

— 2 nights
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 26th (Mon): take in the history at Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Piri Reis Muzesi, then witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and finally learn about all things military at Gallipoli Battle Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli trip planner.

Getting from Edirne to Gallipoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 4 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

Before you visit Selcuk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. While traveling from Gallipoli, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 3 nights

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Buldan Suleymanli Yayla in Buldan (about 52 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, enjoy unforgettable views with Pamukkale Balloons, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale online road trip planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Venture out of the city with trips to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Gocek) and Fethiye (Saklikent Milli Parki & Gizlikent Selalesi). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To find where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz online attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Nature

Side Trips

Kas

— 4 nights
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Patara (Patara Antik Kenti, Patara Plajı, &more), Kekova (Tersane Koyu, Island of Kekova, &more) and Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Kemer

— 4 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemer: Cirali Beach (in Cirali), Antalya (Hadrian's Gate, Lower Duden Waterfalls, &more) and Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca). There's lots more to do: get outside with Blue World Diving Center, steep yourself in history at Phaselis, take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon, and explore the ancient world of Olympos Archeological Site.

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

Traveling by car from Kas to Kemer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kas in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kemer, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo, test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, then ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and finally find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manavgat road trip planner.

You can drive from Kemer to Manavgat in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Museums

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Manavgat to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Manavgat in August since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.