5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Gaziantep
— 1 day
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Belek
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Fly

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Gaziantep

— 1 day
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): stop by Bakircilar Carsisi, examine the collection at Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi, and then explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To find maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gaziantep road trip site.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Gaziantep. In May, daily temperatures in Gaziantep can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and finally see Off-Road Tours. On the 3rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sultan Carpet, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and finally examine the collection at Guray Museum.

To see photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Gaziantep to Goreme takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. When traveling from Gaziantep in May, plan for little chillier days in Goreme, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Belek.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Belek

— 1 night
Boasting some of the biggest golf courses in the country, Belek sits in a landscape of pine-covered hills pressed against the Mediterranean Sea.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): tee off at Carya Golf Club, play a few rounds at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club, and then explore the ancient world of Aspendos Ruins and Theater.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Belek trip maker website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Belek takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Belek, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Belek

Golf · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 1 night
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): browse the eclectic array of goods at Turunc Pazari, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and then stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Belek to Marmaris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In May in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 29°C during the day and 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Beaches · Shopping · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.