37 days in Turkey Itinerary

37 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ardahan
— 1 night
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Kars
— 2 nights
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Sarikamis
— 1 night
4
Van
— 2 nights
5
Tatvan
— 1 night
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Midyat
— 1 night
7
Mardin
— 3 nights
8
Diyarbakir
— 2 nights
9
Sanliurfa
— 2 nights
10
Gaziantep
— 2 nights
11
Antakya
— 2 nights
12
Adana
— 2 nights
13
Mersin
— 2 nights
14
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Avanos, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
16
Konya
— 2 nights
17
Beysehir
— 1 night
18
Dalyan
— 1 night
19
Cirali
— 2 nights

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Ardahan

Ardahan ©
Seytan Kalesi has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): explore the activities along Lake Çıldır and then step into the grandiose world of Seytan Kalesi.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Ardahan trip itinerary planning site.

Rostov-on-Don, Russia to Ardahan is an approximately 14.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Rostov-on-Don in May; daily highs in Ardahan reach 20°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Kars.

Things to do in Ardahan

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your plan
Seytan Kalesi ©
Seytan Kalesi
Lake Çıldır ©
Lake Çıldır

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Kars

Kars ©
Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.With a population of 73,836, it is the largest city on the Turkish side of the closed border with Armenia. You've now added Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve to your itinerary. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Ani Antik Kenti, don't miss a visit to Evliya Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Church of Tigran Honents, and take an in-depth tour of Kafkas Cephesi Harp Tarihi Muzesi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Kars road trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Ardahan to Kars takes 1.5 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Kars can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Sarikamis.

Things to do in Kars

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve ©
Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve
Ani Cathedral ©
Ani Cathedral
Kafkas Cephesi Harp Tarihi Muzesi ©
Kafkas Cephesi Harp Tarihi Muzesi

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Sarikamis

Sarikamis ©
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Allahu Ekber Dagi Sehitligi. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Katerina Av Kosku and then fly down the slopes at Sarikamis Kayak Merkezi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Sarikamis journey planning tool.

You can drive from Kars to Sarikamis in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in May, and nighttime lows around 3°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Mon) before leaving for Van.

Things to do in Sarikamis

Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors
Highlights from your plan
Katerina Av Kosku ©
Katerina Av Kosku
Sarikamis Kayak Merkezi ©
Sarikamis Kayak Merkezi

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Van

Van ©
You've now added Ercis Balik Bendi to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Holy Cross Church, step off the mainland to explore Akdamar Island, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Van, then identify plant and animal life at Ercis Balik Bendi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Muradiye Selalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Karmravank Armenian Monastery, delve into the distant past at Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, then step into the grandiose world of Van Castle (Van Kalesi), then examine the collection at Van Museum, and finally experience rural life at House of Van Cats.

To find maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Van day trip planning tool.

Drive from Sarikamis to Van in 6 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to travel to Tatvan.

Things to do in Van

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ercis Balik Bendi
Highlights from your plan
Ercis Balik Bendi ©
Ercis Balik Bendi
Akdamar Island ©
Akdamar Island
Holy Cross Church ©
Holy Cross Church

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Tatvan

Tatvan ©
Your day by day itinerary now includes Nemrut Krater Lake, Ahlat Mezar Taslari and Nemrut Krater Golu. Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take a memorable drive along Nemrut Krater Golu, stop by Yasam Avm, explore the ancient world of Ahlat Mezar Taslari, then contemplate the waterfront views at Nemrut Krater Lake, and finally steep yourself in history at El Aman Han.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Tatvan trip website.

You can drive from Van to Tatvan in 2.5 hours. In May in Tatvan, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can travel to Midyat.

Things to do in Tatvan

Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bitlis
Highlights from your plan
El Aman Han ©
El Aman Han
Nemrut Krater Lake ©
Nemrut Krater Lake
Yasam Avm ©
Yasam Avm

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Midyat

Midyat ©
Midyat is a town in Mardin Province of Turkey. Your day by day itinerary now includes Beyazsu. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mor Gabriel Monastery, contemplate the long history of Midyat Old City, admire the landmark architecture of Belediye Kultur Evi, look for all kinds of wild species at Beyazsu, then look for gifts at Syriac Wine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Virgin Mary Church.

To see reviews, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Midyat trip maker website.

Drive from Tatvan to Midyat in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Tatvan in May; daily highs in Midyat reach 35°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Mardin.

Things to do in Midyat

Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Beyazsu ©
Beyazsu
Mor Gabriel Monastery ©
Mor Gabriel Monastery
Belediye Kultur Evi ©
Belediye Kultur Evi

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Mardin

Mardin ©
Mardin is a city and multiple bishopric in southeastern Turkey. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sehidiye Camii as well as Latifiye Mosque. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Deyrulzafaran Monastery, explore the historical opulence of Mardin Castle, admire the masterpieces at Sabanci City Museum, and steep yourself in history at Zinciriye Medresesi.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Mardin trip planner.

Getting from Midyat to Mardin by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Midyat to Mardin, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Mardin when traveling from Midyat in May, with lows around 12°C. You'll set off for Diyarbakir on the 18th (Mon).

Things to do in Mardin

Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Dara Mesopotamia Ruins ©
Dara Mesopotamia Ruins
Deyrulzafaran Monastery ©
Deyrulzafaran Monastery
Kirklar Kilisesi ©
Kirklar Kilisesi

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Diyarbakir

Diyarbakir ©
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Giragos Armenian Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Great Mosque of DiyarbakIr, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Suleyman Turbesi, then examine the collection at Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum, then hunt for treasures at Hasan Pasa Hani, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Four-Legged Minaret. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Tigris River (Tigri), browse the different shops at Forum Diyarbakir AVM, delve into the distant past at Zerzevan Kalesi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Mar Petyun Keldani Catholic Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church, and finally make a trip to Dengbej Evi.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Diyarbakir online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Mardin to Diyarbakir takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Diyarbakir are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Zerzevan Kalesi ©
Zerzevan Kalesi
Tigris River (Tigri) ©
Tigris River (Tigri)
Suluklu Han ©
Suluklu Han

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Sanliurfa

Sanliurfa ©
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Your day by day itinerary now includes Cave of Abraham. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): explore the activities along Ayn Zeliha Golu, explore the ancient world of Castle of Urfa, take in the spiritual surroundings of Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, examine the collection at Mutfak Muzesi, then Head underground at Cave of Abraham, and finally contemplate the long history of Balikligol.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Sanliurfa online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Diyarbakir to Sanliurfa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) to allow time to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Harran
Highlights from your plan
Balikligol ©
Balikligol
Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum ©
Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque ©
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque

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Gaziantep

Gaziantep ©
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
You've added Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, Pisirici Kasteli ve Mescidi, Omeriye Mosque, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 23rd (Sat), get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, explore the ancient world of Zeugma Mosaic Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Omeriye Mosque, then step into the grandiose world of Pisirici Kasteli ve Mescidi, then look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Elmaci Pazari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Old Halfeti, then explore the ancient world of Zeugma Belkis Antik Kent, and then step into the grandiose world of Gaziantep Castle.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Gaziantep road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Sanliurfa to Gaziantep takes 2 hours. In May in Gaziantep, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antakya.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Old Halfeti
Highlights from your plan
Pisirici Kasteli ve Mescidi ©
Pisirici Kasteli ve Mescidi
Zeugma Mosaic Museum ©
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Omeriye Mosque ©
Omeriye Mosque

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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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Mon): step into the grandiose world of Koz Castle, admire the sheer force of Harbiye Selalesi, browse the different shops at Prime Mall, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Pierre Kilisesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hain der Daphne, and finally see the interesting displays at Antakya Archaeological Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Besikli Magara, steep yourself in history at Vespasianus Titus Tunnel, don't miss a visit to Hidirbey Musa Agaci, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St Simeon Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Vakifli Village, and finally stroll around Great Antakya Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Antakya trip builder site.

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Antakya takes 3 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gaziantep in May since evenings lows in Antakya dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Antakya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Vespasianus Titus Tunnel
Highlights from your plan
St. Paul Orthodox Church ©
St. Paul Orthodox Church
Antakya Archaeological Museum ©
Antakya Archaeological Museum
Habibi Neccar Mosque ©
Habibi Neccar Mosque

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Adana

Adana ©
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Coban Dede Turbesi Ve ParkI, see human ingenuity at work at Seyhan Dam, stroll around Adana Merkez Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sabanci Merkez Camii, then snap pictures at Tas Kopru, and finally stroll around Ziyapasa ParkI. On your second day here, admire the engineering at Eski Baraj, walk around Ataturk ParkI, take an in-depth tour of Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum, then examine the collection at Adana Sinema Muzesi, then experience rural life at Kurucesme Ciftligi, and finally take in the views from Varda(Alman) Koprusu.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Adana online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Antakya to Adana in 3 hours. May in Adana sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to drive to Mersin.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your plan
Adana Merkez Park ©
Adana Merkez Park
Sabanci Merkez Camii ©
Sabanci Merkez Camii
Ataturk ParkI ©
Ataturk ParkI

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Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): look for gifts at Mersin Forum, go for a stroll along the water at Mersin Marina, enjoy the sand and surf at Bogsak Koyu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Soguksu, then explore the fascinating underground world of Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at CambazlI Kilisesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): don't miss a visit to Old Tarsus Houses, take in the dramatic scenery at Tarsus Waterfall, don't miss a visit to Makam-i Danyal Camii (Tomb of Daniel), see the interesting displays at Nusret Minelayer Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eshab-i Kehf Cave Mosque, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Taskuyu Cave.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Mersin visit site.

Getting from Adana to Mersin by car takes about 1.5 hours. In May in Mersin, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Tarsus, Bogsak Koyu
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave ©
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave
Mersin Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Mersin Arkeoloji Muzesi
Mut Yerkopru Selalesi ©
Mut Yerkopru Selalesi

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Uchisar, Cappadocia

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
On the 31st (Sun), browse for treasures at La Maison du Kilim, admire the verdant scenery at Gomeda Vadisi, delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St.Theodore Church, then pause for some serene contemplation at Uzumlu Kilise, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Mon): stop by Alaturca Taner, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then explore the historical opulence of Ortahisar Kalesi, then do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uchisar itinerary maker website.

Getting from Mersin to Uchisar by car takes about 3.5 hours. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Mersin in May: high temperatures in Uchisar hover around 27°C and lows are around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can drive to Avanos.

Things to do in Uchisar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Ortahisar, Devrent Valley, Kaymakli
Highlights from your plan
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Balloon Rides
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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Avanos, Cappadocia

Avanos ©
Situated along the Kızılırmak (Red River), the ancient town of Avanos is famous for its many historical pottery factories.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): look for gifts at Sultans Ceramic, make a trip to Avanos Oren Yeri, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, then browse the exhibits of Zelve Open Air Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, and finally admire the verdant scenery at Peri Bacalari. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Kilic Camii, make a trip to Gevher Nesibe Müzesi, don't miss a visit to Museum of SeljuK Civilisation, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cami Kebir (Ulu Cami), then get lost in a book at Rasit Efendi Yazma Eser Kutuphanesi, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, maps, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Avanos sightseeing planner.

Avanos is just a short distance from Uchisar. In June, daytime highs in Avanos are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Konya.

Things to do in Avanos

Historic Sites · Tours · Spas

Side Trips

Kayseri, Nevsehir, Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi
Highlights from your plan
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Balloon Rides
Peri Bacalari ©
Peri Bacalari

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Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Tuz Golu has been added to your itinerary. On the 4th (Thu), see the interesting displays at İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, then examine the collection at Karatay Medresesi Museum, then get curious at Konya Science Center, and finally explore the activities along Tuz Golu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Kyoto Japon Parki, take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, don't miss a visit to Sille, take an in-depth tour of Ince Minare Museum, then stroll around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Konya road trip planning site.

Getting from Avanos to Konya by car takes about 3 hours. In June in Konya, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Beysehir.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trips

İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi, 80 Binde Devr-i Alem Parki
Highlights from your plan
Tuz Golu ©
Tuz Golu
Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami

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Beysehir

Beysehir
Beyşehir is a large town and district of Konya Province in the Akdeniz region of Turkey. For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Beysehir driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Konya to Beysehir in 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 16°C. On the 6th (Sat), you're off to Dalyan.

Things to do in Beysehir

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings, delve into the distant past at Kaunos, explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2. Here are some ideas for day two: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, go for a stroll along the water at Akyaka Liman, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Koycegiz, then test the waters at a local thermal spa, then take in the exciting artwork at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalyan Cami.

For more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Dalyan itinerary planner.

You can drive from Beysehir to Dalyan in 6.5 hours. Traveling from Beysehir in June, expect Dalyan to be somewhat warmer, temps between 35°C and 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Marmaris, Akyaka Liman, Lake Koycegiz
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri

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Cirali

Cirali ©
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Cirali Beach has been added to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): kick back and relax at Cirali Beach, explore the ancient world of Olympos Ruins, explore the striking landscape at Chimaera, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bucht Von Adrasan, then kick back and relax at Adrasan Sahili, and finally stroll through Karaoz Sahili. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Arykanda Antik Kenti, enjoy the sea views from Gelidonya Feneri, then head off the coast to Suluada, and finally take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Cirali trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Dalyan to Cirali in 4.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Cirali are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Cirali

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Adrasan, Kumluca, Olympos Ruins, Arykanda Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Chimaera ©
Chimaera
Arykanda Antik Kenti ©
Arykanda Antik Kenti