43 days in Turkey Itinerary

43 days in Turkey Itinerary

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43 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

7
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme sightseeing site .

Muscat, Oman to Goreme is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Muscat in July, expect nights in Goreme to be cooler, around 18°C, while days are little chillier, around 37°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Derinkuyu, Avanos, Gore Harabeleri
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church & Uzumlu Kilise) and Nigde (Eski Gumusler Monastery, Alaeddin Camii, & more).

For maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt day trip website .

Drive from Goreme to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara), Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye) and Kekova (Island of Kekova & Sunken City Ruins of Simena). And it doesn't end there: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, shop like a local with Tugra Art Gallery, take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, and look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Kas holiday planning site .

Traveling by car from Guzelyurt to Kas takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Oludeniz side-trips: Tlos (in Fethiye) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Oludeniz, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can 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

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pamukkale: Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). Next up on the itinerary: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale itinerary builder app .

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Tue) early enough 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 14th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park and then make a trip to Hellas Memorial. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, then kick back and relax at Bolayir Plaji, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fransiz Mezarligi.

For photos, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gallipoli trip builder app .

You can drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Gallipoli, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can 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

4
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: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Dupnisa Cave), Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru) and Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque, appreciate the history behind Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and take in the views from Meric River Bridge.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Edirne trip maker site .

Drive from Gallipoli to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can go by car to Istanbul.

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

8
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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To see maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul tour site .

You can drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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