43 days in Turkey Itinerary

43 days in Turkey Itinerary

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43 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Karachi
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly + Taxi:  4 h
2
Goreme
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  7 h 45 min
4
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Selcuk
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h 30 min
8
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
9
Edirne
— 5 nights
Drive + Fly:  13 h
End: Karachi

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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Karachi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Karachi in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

6
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). And it doesn't end there: take a memorable tour with Tours, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

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

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Avanos, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Explore Guzelyurt's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church & Uzumlu Kilise) and Nigde (Eski Gumusler Monastery, Alaeddin Camii, & more).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Guzelyurt fast, fun, and easy.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Guzelyurt takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Kas.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Nigde, Derinkuyu
Highlights from your plan
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

4
nights
Kas

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara), Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye) and Kekova (Island of Kekova & Sunken City Ruins of Simena). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, make a trip to Lions Tomb, kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, and view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery.

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kas road trip planner .

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Kas in 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In August, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Kekova, Saklikent Milli Parki, Kekova Sound, Patara Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Scuba & Snorkeling
Stand-Up Paddleboarding
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

3
nights
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.
Explore Oludeniz's surroundings by going to Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Tlos (in Fethiye). There's lots more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and trek along The Lycian Way.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, Iztuzu Beach 2
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli), Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Pamukkale using our trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

7
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 Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk vacation planning website .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): take in the history at Gallipoli National Park and then make a trip to Hellas Memorial. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 26th (Mon): take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bolayir Plaji, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fransiz Mezarligi.

For photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Gallipoli tour planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Gallipoli hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial

5
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. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru), Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Dupnisa Cave) and Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz). There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque, appreciate the history behind Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, wander the streets of Karaagac, and examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Edirne trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Kirklareli, Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii, Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu)
Highlights from your plan
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

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