50 days in Jordan & Turkey Itinerary

50 days in Jordan & Turkey Itinerary

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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 5 nights
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Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 3 nights
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Drive to Aqaba King Hussein International Airport, Fly to İstanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Kas, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Kemer, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Manavgat, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

— 5 nights
Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Change things up with these side-trips from Petra - Wadi Musa: Dana (Dana Nature Reserve & Wadi Ghuweir), Wadi Araba Desert (in Aqaba) and Montreal Crusader Castle (in Shoubak). On the 13th (Sun), spend a day of historical exploration at Petra. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Horse Riding Jordan, contemplate the long history of The Urn Tomb, delve into the distant past at Al-Beidha - Little Petra, and get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa trip builder tool.

Doha, Qatar to Petra - Wadi Musa is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Doha to Petra - Wadi Musa due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Historic Sites · Parks · Trails · Outdoors

Side Trips

Wadi Rum, Jordan

— 3 nights
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
Take a break from Wadi Rum with a short trip to Spas in Aqaba, about 1 hour away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating landscape at Wadi Rum Protected Area, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and steep yourself in history at Lawrence's House.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Wadi Rum trip website.

Traveling by car from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum takes 2 hours. On the 20th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Nature · Parks · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Edirne, Turkey

— 3 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, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii, contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii, and explore the wide array of goods at Renk Mis Sabun.

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The Route module can help you plan travel from Wadi Rum to Edirne. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Istanbul, Turkey

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, visit Ortakoy, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning app.

Drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Goreme, Turkey

— 5 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary planning site.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Selcuk, Turkey

— 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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk day trip planning site.

Fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, things will get a bit warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 41°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Wildlife

Pamukkale, Turkey

— 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 11th (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then 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 12th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Marmaris, Turkey

— 5 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marmaris: Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Turunc). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

For reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Turkey

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oludeniz: Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos) and Bazaar Anatolia (in Gocek). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the activities along Oludeniz, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz trip maker.

Getting from Marmaris to Oludeniz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Kas, Turkey

— 4 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kalkan (Spas & Boat Tours & Water Sports), Patara (Patara Kum Tepesi & Patara Plajı) and Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour, view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Kas online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Kemer, Turkey

— 4 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Venture out of the city with trips to Antalya (Hadrian's Gate, Lower Duden Waterfalls, &more), Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). There's much more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, ponder the design of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI, take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon, and get great views at Calis Tepesi.

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You can drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Kemer sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Manavgat, Turkey

— 3 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manavgat: Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). The adventure continues: find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, work off some steam at Q Spa & Wellness, admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo.

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Drive from Kemer to Manavgat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Beaches

Side Trips

Jordan travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Ruins · Deserts
For such a small country, Jordan boasts a surprising variety of natural landscapes and urban attractions. A trip to Jordan takes visitors on a journey back to biblical times, when sites like the Dead Sea and the ancient yet astonishingly well-preserved city of Petra seemed to be at the heart of world events. Although covered in rocky deserts, Jordan boasts a good network of roads, which makes sightseeing by car an easy way to discover many of the country's top highlights. Begin your tour of Jordan in Amman, the largest urban center and a major political, cultural, and economic hub of this Middle Eastern kingdom.

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.