54 days in Turkey Itinerary

54 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: London
Fly + Drive:  9 h
1
Iznik
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
2
Eskisehir
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
3
Ankara
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
4
Safranbolu
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 45 min
5
Sinop
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
6
Amasya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Tokat
— 2 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Trabzon
— 3 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
9
Artvin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 30 min
10
Ardahan Province
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
11
Kars
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
12
Dogubeyazit
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 45 min
13
Batman Province
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
14
Diyarbakir
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 45 min
15
Sanliurfa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h
16
Kahta
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
17
Darende
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
18
Kayseri
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h
19
Urgup
— 3 nights
Drive:  5 h
20
Karaman
— 2 nights
Drive:  5 h 15 min
21
Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
22
Olympos
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
23
Isparta
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
24
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
25
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
26
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
27
Bergama
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
28
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: London

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night
Iznik

Iznik ©
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Altinkemer Local Beach, stop by Iznik Cini Esref Eroglu Atolyesi, then examine the collection at Iznik Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Mosque.

You can plan Iznik trip in no time by asking Inspirock to help create your itinerary.

London, UK to Iznik is an approximately 10- hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Iznik. Traveling from London in March, expect nights in Iznik to be about the same, around 36°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 59°F. On the 21st (Tue), you'll travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Iznik

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Altinkemer Local Beach, Green Mosque
Highlights from your plan
Iznik Cini Esref Eroglu Atolyesi ©
Iznik Cini Esref Eroglu Atolyesi
Green Mosque ©
Green Mosque
Iznik Museum ©
Iznik Museum

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nights
Eskisehir

Eskisehir ©
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): observe the fascinating underwater world at Akvaryum Dunyasi, browse the different shops at Espark Alisveris Merkezi, stroll around Kent Park, then stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, and finally get in on the family fun at Sazova Park. On the next day, examine the collection at Luleltasi Muzesi, examine the collection at Arkeoloji Müzesi, don't miss a visit to Hafiz Ahmet Efendi Konagi, examine the collection at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi, then examine the collection at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi, and finally have fun at Ataturk Stadyumu.

For reviews, photos, and tourist information, go to the Eskisehir day trip site.

Drive from Iznik to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 33°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks Museums Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi ©
Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi
Hafiz Ahmet Efendi Konagi ©
Hafiz Ahmet Efendi Konagi
Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi ©
Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi

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nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
On the 24th (Fri), stop by Zeytinhane, walk around Genclik Park, admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), then get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then explore the ancient world of Hattuşa Örenyeri, and finally browse the different shops at ANKAmall Alisveris Merkezi. On your second day here, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, examine the collection at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then look for gifts at Kibele Kale, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii).

Make your Ankara itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by train from Eskisehir to Ankara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. When traveling from Eskisehir in March, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Hattuşa Örenyeri
Highlights from your plan
Ankara Castle ©
Ankara Castle
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

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nights
Safranbolu

Safranbolu ©
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Kaymakamlar Muze, Head underground at Bulak Cave, then get to know the fascinating history of Kristal Teras, then browse the different shops at Safran Park Outlet, and finally don't miss a visit to Kasim Sipahioglu Konagi.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Ankara to Safranbolu in 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Safranbolu are 53°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. You will leave for Sinop on the 27th (Mon).

Things to do in Safranbolu

Parks Nature Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Safran Park Outlet ©
Safran Park Outlet
Kaymakamlar Muze ©
Kaymakamlar Muze
Kristal Teras ©
Kristal Teras

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nights
Sinop

Sinop ©
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Balatlar Church, enjoy the sea views from Inceburun Lighthouse, make a trip to Sinop Cezaevi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu, and finally stroll around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Sinop Archaeology Museum.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Sinop trip planner.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Sinop in 4 hours. March in Sinop sees daily highs of 53°F and lows of 46°F at night. You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Amasya.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hamsilos Koyu ©
Hamsilos Koyu
Inceburun Lighthouse ©
Inceburun Lighthouse
Balatlar Church ©
Balatlar Church

2
nights
Amasya

Amasya ©
Start off your visit on the 30th (Thu): explore the ancient world of King Rock Tombs, explore the historical opulence of Amasya Kalesi, then explore the ancient world of Citadel, and finally explore the activities along Boraboy Golu Tabiat Parki. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Sabuncuoglu TIp ve Cerrahi Muzesi, then examine the collection at Hazeranlar Mansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, and finally examine the collection at Amaasya Museum of Archeology.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amasya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Amasya takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sinop in March, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amasya, with lows around 33°F. On the 31st (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Tokat.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Amasya Kalesi ©
Amasya Kalesi
Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College ©
Hazeranlar Mansion ©
Hazeranlar Mansion

2
nights
Tokat

Tokat ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Tas Han, see the interesting displays at Tokat Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Tokat Mevlevihanesi, examine the collection at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, then Head underground at Ballıca Mağarası, and finally explore the ancient world of Sebastopolis.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Tokat trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Tokat takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 57°F in March, and nighttime lows around 38°F. On the 2nd (Sun), you're off to Trabzon.

Things to do in Tokat

Museums Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Tokat Muzesi ©
Tokat Muzesi
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum ©
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum
Tokat Mevlevihanesi ©
Tokat Mevlevihanesi

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nights
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 3rd (Mon), steep yourself in history at Kaymakli Monastery, appreciate the views at Zagnos Vadisi, take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Trabzon, then steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, and finally look for gifts at Trabzon Cevahir Outlet. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Tomb, take in the dramatic natural features at Ortahisar, then hunt for treasures at Avrupali Pazari (Russian Bazaar), and finally walk around Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Trabzon route planner.

Traveling by car from Tokat to Trabzon takes 6 hours. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Tokat in April: highs in Trabzon hover around 60°F, while lows dip to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Sera Golu
Highlights from your plan
Ortahisar ©
Ortahisar
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb

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night
Artvin

Artvin ©
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Ishan Church and then snap pictures at Twin Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Artvin visit planning website.

You can drive from Trabzon to Artvin in 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel to Ardahan Province.

Things to do in Artvin

Parks Historic Sites Nature
Highlights from your plan
Kafkasor Arena ©
Kafkasor Arena

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night
Ardahan Province

Ardahan Province ©
Ardahan Province, is a province in the north-east of Turkey, at the very end of the country, where Turkey borders with Georgia and Armenia. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Çıldır.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Ardahan Province trip planner.

You can drive from Artvin to Ardahan Province in 2.5 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Ardahan Province can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 29°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kars.

Things to do in Ardahan Province

Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Lake Çıldır ©
Lake Çıldır

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Kars

Kars ©
Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.With a population of 73,836, it is the largest city on the Turkish side of the closed border with Armenia. On the 8th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Museum of Apostles (Havariler Museum), see the interesting displays at Kars Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ani Cathedral, steep yourself in history at Ani Antik Kenti, then don't miss a visit to Harrani Turbesi, and finally contemplate the long history of Kars Citadel. On the 9th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Evliya Camii and then identify plant and animal life at Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kars trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Ardahan Province to Kars in 1.5 hours. April in Kars sees daily highs of 56°F and lows of 29°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Dogubeyazit.

Things to do in Kars

Historic Sites Parks Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Ani Cathedral ©
Ani Cathedral
Evliya Camii ©
Evliya Camii
Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve ©
Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve

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Dogubeyazit

Dogubeyazit ©
Doğubayazıt is a district of Ağrı Province of Turkey, and it is the easternmost district of Turkey, bordering Iran. Start off your visit on the 10th (Mon): head outdoors with Urartian Castle, contemplate the geological forces at Mount Ararat, then make a trip to Noah's Ark site, and finally explore the historical opulence of Ishak Pasha Palace.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dogubeyazit itinerary site.

You can drive from Kars to Dogubeyazit in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Batman Province.

Things to do in Dogubeyazit

Outdoors Parks Nature

Side Trip

Mount Ararat
Highlights from your plan
Mount Ararat ©
Mount Ararat
Ishak Pasha Palace ©
Ishak Pasha Palace
Noah's Ark site ©
Noah's Ark site

1
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Batman Province

Batman Province
Batman Province is a Turkish province southeast of Anatolia. Plan a Batman Province trip in moments using our itinerary builder.

Drive from Dogubeyazit to Batman Province in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In April, daily temperatures in Batman Province can reach 73°F, while at night they dip to 44°F. You'll set off for Diyarbakir on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Batman Province

Parks Nature Wildlife

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Diyarbakir

Diyarbakir ©
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): admire the striking features of Suluklu Han, take in the spiritual surroundings of Great Mosque of DiyarbakIr, browse the eclectic array of goods at Hasan Pasa Hani, then examine the collection at Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum, then steep yourself in history at City Walls, and finally don't miss a visit to Dengbej Evi.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Diyarbakir driving holiday planner.

Drive from Batman Province to Diyarbakir in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Diyarbakir are 70°F, while nighttime lows are 43°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hasan Pasa Hani ©
Hasan Pasa Hani
Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum ©
Cahit Sitki Taranci House Cultural Museum
Suluklu Han ©
Suluklu Han

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Sanliurfa

Sanliurfa ©
Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Thu): Head underground at Cave of Abraham, step into the grandiose world of Castle of Urfa, steep yourself in history at Balikligol, stop by Piazza, then get engrossed in the history at Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Potbelly Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the different monuments and memorials at St Job Tomb, contemplate the long history of Gumruk, admire the striking features of Rizvaniye Mosque, then look for gifts at Kazzaz Bazaar, then walk around Golbasi Park, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Halil Ul Rahman Mosque.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Sanliurfa trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Diyarbakir to Sanliurfa in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kahta.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Harran Ruins
Highlights from your plan
Balikligol ©
Balikligol
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque ©
Halil Ul Rahman Mosque
Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum ©
Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum

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Kahta

Kahta ©
On the 15th (Sat), delve into the distant past at Arsemia Antik Kenti, then contemplate the long history of Karakus Tumulusu, then explore the ancient world of Yenikale Ruins, and finally explore the ancient world of Kahta Castle.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Kahta trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Sanliurfa to Kahta takes 2.5 hours. April in Kahta sees daily highs of 68°F and lows of 48°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Darende.

Things to do in Kahta

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Karakus Tumulusu ©
Karakus Tumulusu
Kahta Castle ©
Kahta Castle
Yenikale Ruins ©
Yenikale Ruins

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Darende

Darende ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sun): take in breathtaking views at Tohma Canyon and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi.

To see ratings, photos, and tourist information, go to the Darende trip app.

You can drive from Kahta to Darende in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Kahta in April, plan for little chillier nights in Darende, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Darende

Parks Nature Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Tohma Canyon ©
Tohma Canyon
Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi ©
Somuncu Baba Turbesi ve Kulliyesi

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Kayseri

Kayseri ©
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tuz, steep yourself in history at Hunat Hatun Complex, get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Kayseri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kursunlu Camii, and finally make a trip to Museum of SeljuK Civilisation.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kayseri day trip planner.

You can drive from Darende to Kayseri in 3 hours. April in Kayseri sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 37°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Urgup.

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Tuz
Highlights from your plan
Mount Erciyes ©
Mount Erciyes
Kursunlu Camii ©
Kursunlu Camii
Hunat Hatun Complex ©
Hunat Hatun Complex

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nights
Urgup

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Urgup: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, look for gifts at Kervan Carpet & Kilim, stroll through Goreme National Park, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Urgup day trip planning app.

You can drive from Kayseri to Urgup in an hour. Expect a daytime high around 66°F in April, and nighttime lows around 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Karaman.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Derinkuyu
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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Karaman

Karaman ©
Karaman is a city in south central Turkey, located in Central Anatolia, north of the Taurus Mountains, about 100km south of Konya. Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): see the interesting displays at Archeologic Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aktekke Camii, examine the collection at Karaman Museum, then get outside with karaman kalesi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Manazan Caves, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Taurus Mountains.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Karaman trip itinerary builder site.

Drive from Urgup to Karaman in 3.5 hours. On the 23rd (Sun), you'll travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Karaman

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Taurus Mountains
Highlights from your plan
Taurus Mountains ©
Taurus Mountains
Aktekke Camii ©
Aktekke Camii
Karaman Museum ©
Karaman Museum

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Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Side (Temple of Apollo & Ancient Theater) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). And it doesn't end there: visit Kaleici, admire the landmark architecture of Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya visit planner.

You can drive from Karaman to Antalya in 4.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Antalya are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for the car ride to Olympos.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Carya Golf Club
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

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Olympos

Olympos ©
On the 27th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Olympos Ruins and then steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

Make your Olympos itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Olympos takes 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Olympos are 72°F, while nighttime lows are 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Isparta.

Things to do in Olympos

Historic Sites

Side Trip

Phaselis
Highlights from your plan
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins

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Isparta

Isparta ©
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Sagalassos, see the interesting displays at Archeological Museum, then delve into the distant past at Kibyra Antik Kenti, then explore the fascinating underground world of Insuyu Magarasi, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Iyas Park. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Isparta Museum, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yazılı Kanyon Milli Parkı, then explore the fascinating underground world of Zindan Mağarası, and finally get outside with Kovada National Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Isparta online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Olympos to Isparta by car takes about 3.5 hours. Traveling from Olympos in April, expect Isparta to be little chillier, temps between 64°F and 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Isparta

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trips

Burdur, Kovada National Park, Sagalassos, Kibyra Antik Kenti
Highlights from your plan
Sagalassos ©
Sagalassos
Zindan Mağarası ©
Zindan Mağarası
Archeological Museum ©
Archeological Museum

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, witness a stunning natural landmark at Cleopatra Pools, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Pamukkale Natural Park, steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then take a stroll through Karahayit, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with Pamukkale Hijackers.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale journey builder tool.

Drive from Isparta to Pamukkale in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): stroll through Bitez Beach, see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, explore the ancient world of Bodrum Amphitheater, then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Moden Leather Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): stop by Oasis Mall, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Camel Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach, and finally don't miss a visit to Windmills.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. May in Bodrum City sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

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Yalikavak Marina, Yahsi Beach
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Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
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Moden Leather Shop

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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.
On the 4th (Thu), pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Selcuk itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Selcuk, with lows of 55°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Bergama.

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Sirince Koyu
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
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Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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Bergama

Bergama ©
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Fame Beach, step into the grandiose world of Candarli Kalesi, explore the ancient world of The Asklepion, delve into the distant past at Red Basilica, then see the interesting displays at Izmir Bergama Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Ruins of Pergamum.

To see more things to do, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Bergama road trip website.

Drive from Selcuk to Bergama in 2.5 hours. May in Bergama sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F at night. You'll have a few hours on the 7th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors

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Dikili
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The Acropolis ©
The Acropolis
Candarli Kalesi ©
Candarli Kalesi
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Haci Hekim Hamami

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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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Getting from Bergama to Istanbul by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Bergama in May, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (71°F), and nights are about the same (55°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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