42 days in Turkey Itinerary

42 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary maker

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Fly
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Ankara
— 4 nights
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Adana
— 4 nights
Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Manavgat
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Manavgat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 4 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 10 nights
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Ankara

— 4 nights

Heart of Turkey

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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara day trip app.

Berlin, Germany to Ankara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In April, daytime highs in Ankara are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 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.
Explore Goreme's surroundings by going 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, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and appreciate the views at Red Valley.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. When traveling from Ankara in April, plan for somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Adana

— 4 nights
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Get out of town with these interesting Adana side-trips: Tarsus (Old Tarsus Houses, Eski Cami, &more). There's still lots to do: take in the views from Varda(Alman) Koprusu, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabanci Merkez Camii, examine the collection at Adana Sinema Muzesi, and see human ingenuity at work at Eski Baraj.

To find ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Adana trip planning site.

Drive from Goreme to Adana in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Goreme in April, expect Adana to be somewhat warmer, temps between 28°C and 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Manavgat

— 4 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.
Explore Manavgat's surroundings by going to Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls, Kaleici, &more). There's lots more to do: soak in style at Q Spa & Wellness, explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mrk. Kulliye Cami, and see the interesting displays at Side Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat trip itinerary planning site.

Explore your travel options from Adana to Manavgat with the Route module. In April, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 26°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Baths · Spas

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find other places to visit and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary app.

Drive from Manavgat to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Selcuk

— 5 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Selcuk driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. April in Selcuk sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

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. On the 6th (Thu), explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Fri): pause for some photo ops at Seyit Onbasi Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azaplar Camii.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gallipoli planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk in May, expect nights in Gallipoli to be about the same, around 17°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Edirne

— 4 nights
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. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dar-ul Hadis Camii, see the interesting displays at Edirne Kent Muzesi, and steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

For photos, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Gallipoli to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Istanbul

— 10 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.
On the 21st (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

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Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.