55 days in Turkey Itinerary

55 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Antalya
— 1 night
Drive
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Manavgat
— 1 night
Bus
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Drive
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Malatya
— 1 night
Drive
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Sanliurfa
— 1 night
Drive
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Harran
— 1 night
Drive
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Diyarbakir
— 1 night
Drive
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Dogubeyazit
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasya
— 1 night
Drive
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Samsun
— 1 night
Drive
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Sinop
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasra
— 2 nights
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Ankara
— 6 nights
Train
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Eskisehir
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Egirdir
— 1 night
Drive
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Cirali
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympos
— 1 night
Drive
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Demre (Kale)
— 1 night
Drive
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Kekova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Kalkan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Didim
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Cesme
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmir
Drive
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Bergama
— 1 night
Drive
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Canakkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bandirma
— 1 night
Drive
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Bursa
— 1 night
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Iznik
— 1 night
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Istanbul
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
For maps, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya driving holiday app.

If you are flying in from Germany, the closest major aiport is Antalya International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nightlife

Manavgat

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Mrk. Kulliye Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, then see some colorful creatures with Side Azura Dive Center, then explore the ancient world of Devlet Agorasi, and finally make a trip to Bizans Hastanesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trek along Adventure-Park Manavgat Oymapinar, take in breathtaking views at Green Canyon, and then delve into the distant past at Seleukia (Lybre).

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manavgat trip planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. June in Manavgat sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can take a bus to Konya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Konya trip website.

You can take a bus from Manavgat to Konya in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In June, Konya is slightly colder than Manavgat - with highs of 31°C and lows of 16°C. On the 28th (Mon), you're off to Goreme.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): examine the collection at Nevsehir Museum, get outside with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, then do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, and finally examine the collection at Urgup Museum.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Malatya.

Things to do in Goreme

Museums · Outdoors · Adventure · Parks

Side Trips

Malatya

— 1 night
Malatya is a large city in the Eastern Anatolia region of Turkey and the capital of Malatya Province. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): examine the collection at Malatya Baskonaklar Ethnography Museum, see the interesting displays at Malatya Museum, and then delve into the distant past at Melid.

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Getting from Goreme to Malatya by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. Traveling from Goreme in June, you will find days in Malatya are a bit warmer (37°C), and nights are about the same (16°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Sanliurfa.

Things to do in Malatya

Museums · Historic Sites

Sanliurfa

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Eyup Sabir Makami, then contemplate the waterfront views at Ayn Zeliha Golu, then see the interesting displays at Mutfak Muzesi, and finally stroll the grounds of St Job Tomb.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Sanliurfa trip planner.

You can drive from Malatya to Sanliurfa in 3.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can drive to Harran.

Things to do in Sanliurfa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Harran

— 1 night
On the 1st (Thu), delve into the distant past at Harran Sit Alani, then explore the historical opulence of Harran Kalesi, and then contemplate the long history of Harran Ruins.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Harran online day trip planner.

Drive from Sanliurfa to Harran in an hour. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Diyarbakir.

Things to do in Harran

Historic Sites

Diyarbakir

— 1 night
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): pause for some serene contemplation at Virgin Mary Ancient Assyrian Church, steep yourself in history at Iskender Pasa Mansion, then take in the exciting artwork at Goat Tower, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Suleyman Turbesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Behrampasa Mosque and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Giragos Armenian Church.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Diyarbakir route builder app.

Traveling by car from Harran to Diyarbakir takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Diyarbakir are 45°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Dogubeyazit.

Things to do in Diyarbakir

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Dogubeyazit

— 1 night
Doğubayazıt is a district of Ağrı Province of Turkey, and it is the easternmost district of Turkey, bordering Iran. On the 4th (Sun), head outdoors with Urartian Castle, then step into the grandiose world of Ishak Pasha Palace, then stroll through Ice Cave, and finally make a trip to Noah's Ark site.

For reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Dogubeyazit trip planner.

Getting from Diyarbakir to Dogubeyazit by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Dogubeyazit

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 5th (Mon): take in the dramatic natural features at Ortahisar, contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Gulbahar Hatun Cami, and finally appreciate the views at Hidirnebi Yaylasi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Trabzon trip maker site.

Drive from Dogubeyazit to Trabzon in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Amasya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Citadel, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bayezid Pasa Camii, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mehmet Pasa Camii.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, use the Amasya trip maker site.

Getting from Trabzon to Amasya by car takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. While traveling from Trabzon, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Amasya, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Samsun.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · Museums

Samsun

— 1 night
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samsun Merkez Mosque.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Samsun travel app.

You can drive from Amasya to Samsun in 2 hours. When traveling from Amasya in July, plan for slightly colder days in Samsun, with highs around 32°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 21°C. On the 8th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Sinop

— 1 night
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. Take the guesswork out of planning a Sinop vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Samsun to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Sinop when traveling from Samsun in July, with lows around 26°C. On the 9th (Fri), you're off to Amasra.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Amasra

— 2 nights
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. On the 9th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kapisuyu Plaji, then get great views at Kuskayasi Yol Aniti, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Camii. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of BartIn Kent Muzesi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inkum Plaji, and then stroll through Guzelcehisar PlajI.

For where to stay, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Amasra road trip planning website.

You can drive from Sinop to Amasra in 5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in July, Amasra is little chillier at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. On the 11th (Sun), stroll through Seker Kanyonu, make a trip to Kasim Sipahioglu Konagi, steep yourself in history at Kacak Lutfiye Cami, then take in the views from Incekaya Su Kemeri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Camii. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Sucu Hafiz Gezi Evi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kazdagli Camii, and finally hunt for treasures at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu road trip site.

You can drive from Amasra to Safranbolu in 1.5 hours. In July in Safranbolu, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Ankara

— 6 nights

Heart of Turkey

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like AbacI PeribacalarI and Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Samarkand was the mausoleum of Sheikh Ali and Tacettin Sultan Cami. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Roman Wall, examine the collection at Gokyay Chess Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ahmet Hamdi Akseki Camii, and steep yourself in history at Pink Pavilion.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Ankara day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Safranbolu to Ankara takes 3 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ankara when traveling from Safranbolu in July, with lows around 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Eskisehir

— 2 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): stroll around Ugur Mumcu Parki, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dursun FakIh Turbesi, then contemplate the long history of Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, and finally delve into the distant past at Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at TCDD Eskisehir Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Kazan Tatarlari Muze Evi, then get engrossed in the history at Yesil Efendi KonagI, then see the interesting displays at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi, and finally see the interesting displays at Ahsap Eserler Muzesi.

For where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir itinerary builder site.

You can take a train from Ankara to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in July, expect nights in Eskisehir to be cooler, around 16°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale road trip planner.

Drive from Eskisehir to Pamukkale in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Egirdir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Egirdir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): indulge in some personalized pampering at Sanitas Spa & Wellness, delve into the distant past at Egirdir Kalesi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Aya Stefanos Kilisesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hizirbey Camii, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dundarbey Medresesi 1281.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Egirdir online vacation planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Egirdir by car takes about 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Egirdir

Historic Sites · Spas

Side Trip

Cirali

— 1 night
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): kick back and relax at Cirali Beach, take a tour by water with Ulupinar Fishing And Picnic, and then stroll through Chimaera.

For photos and more tourist information, refer to the Cirali road trip planning site.

You can drive from Egirdir to Cirali in 3.5 hours. In July in Cirali, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Olympos.

Things to do in Cirali

Outdoors · Wildlife · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Olympos

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Olympos Archeological Site, kick back and relax at Bucht Von Adrasan, and then identify plant and animal life at Olympos Diving Center.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read Olympos trip itinerary maker app.

Olympos is very close to Cirali. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Demre (Kale).

Things to do in Olympos

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Demre (Kale)

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sun): see some colorful creatures with Demre Tours - Day Tours, then make a trip to Andriake Ancient City, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tasdibi Plaji.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Demre (Kale) online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Olympos to Demre (Kale) takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 40°C in July, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kekova.

Things to do in Demre (Kale)

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks

Kekova

— 3 nights
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Step off the beaten path and head to Kekova Diving and Tersane Koyu. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena.

To find out how to plan a trip to Kekova, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Demre (Kale) to Kekova by car takes about an hour. On the 29th (Thu), you'll travel to Kas.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kas

— 1 night
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.
On the 29th (Thu), make a trip to Lions Tomb, kick back and relax at Narr Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Cinarlar Plaji, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, and finally view the masterpieces at LikyaArt. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Aperlai Ancient City, then take in the waterfront activity at Kas Marina, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Incebogaz Plaji.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Kas sightseeing planner.

Kas is very close to Kekova. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Kalkan.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Kalkan

— 2 nights
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Sat): indulge in some personalized pampering at Patara Wellness Turkish Bath, explore the ancient world of Arch of Triumph, then take in panoramic vistas at Patara Kum Tepesi, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kalkan Beach Park. On the 1st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get outside with Yali Beach Club, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kalkan Halk PlajI, and finally look for gifts at Class Leather.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kalkan driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Kas to Kalkan by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Didim.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Didim

— 1 night
Didim is a small town, popular seaside holiday resort, and district of Aydın Province on the Aegean coast of western Turkey, 123km from the provincial capital city of Aydın. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Cafe Olive, delve into the distant past at Miletus, then find something for the whole family at Didim Aquapark, and finally cast your line with Aegean Blue Cruise.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Didim travel itinerary planner.

Getting from Kalkan to Didim by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Kalkan in August, expect Didim to be somewhat warmer, temps between 43°C and 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Didim

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Didim to Selcuk by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Didim in August, expect a bit cooler with lows of 26°C in Selcuk. You'll set off for Cesme on the 3rd (Tue).

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours · Museums

Cesme

— 1 night
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 3rd (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Ayios Haralambos Church, then enjoy the sand and surf at Rooms Beach, then take advantage of the amenities at Tekke Plaji, and finally see the interesting displays at Cesme Museum.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Cesme trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Cesme takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Selcuk to Cesme is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Selcuk, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Cesme, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Izmir

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

Getting from Cesme to Izmir by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or take a shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Izmir due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cesme in August, with highs in Izmir at 28°C and lows at 17°C. You'll set off for Bergama on the 4th (Wed).

Things to do in Izmir

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Bergama

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Wed): make a trip to Haci Hekim Hamami, explore the ancient world of Pergamon Antik Kenti, then explore the ancient world of Red Basilica, and finally look for gifts at Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles.

For traveler tips, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Bergama holiday planning app.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Bergama takes 2 hours. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in August; daily highs in Bergama reach 38°C and lows reach 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites · Shopping

Canakkale

— 1 night
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
On the 5th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Namazgah Tabyalari, explore the different monuments and memorials at SoganlIdere Sehitligi, then learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Saat Kulesi.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Canakkale trip planner.

You can drive from Bergama to Canakkale in 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Canakkale can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Museums

Gallipoli

— 6 nights
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. Gallipoli National Park and Piri Reis Muzesi are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step off the beaten path and head to Enez Kalesi and Saruca Pasa Hamami. Get out of town with these interesting Gallipoli side-trips: Gala Golu Milli Parki (in Ipsala), Eceabat (Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti, Respect for History Park, &more) and Tekirdag (Rustem Pasha Mosque, Orta Camii, &more). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Enez Castle, make a trip to Azaplar Camii, buy something for everyone on your list at Bendis AVM, and kick back and relax at Sarkoy Beach.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Gallipoli trip builder tool.

Getting from Canakkale to Gallipoli by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 37°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bandirma.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Bandirma

— 1 night
On the 12th (Thu), examine the collection at Archeological Museum.

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

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Bandirma takes 2.5 hours. August in Bandirma sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bursa.

Things to do in Bandirma

Museums
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Bursa

— 1 night
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Fri): take in the spiritual surroundings of Muradiye Mosque, admire the striking features of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii, and finally admire the striking features of Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii). On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Somuncu Baba FIrInI ve Cilehanesi, then see the interesting displays at Bursa Bilim Merkezi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii.

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Drive from Bandirma to Bursa in 1.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Bursa can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Iznik.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Iznik

— 1 night
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Getting from Bursa to Iznik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bursa in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Iznik, with lows of 19°C. On the 15th (Sun), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Iznik

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Parks

Istanbul

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Obelisk of Theodosius and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). Get some historical perspective at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi and Kucuksu Pavilion. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sinan Pasha Complex, steep yourself in history at Sehzade Mehmet Turbesi, and get to know the fascinating history of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Turbesi.

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Getting from Iznik to Istanbul by car takes about 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Iznik in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Trails

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Konya Province travel guide

4.1
History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
Konya Province showcases the largest and best-preserved Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, an excavation area and World Heritage Site. The city of Konya is burial place of the 13th-century Persian Sufi mystic poet Rumi; visitors to the mausoleum can explore the museum dedicated to him, easily recognized by its tall ornate spires and turquoise conical dome. As a more religiously conservative metropolis of Turkey, the city is also home to the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes, founded by Rumi's followers. Rich in culture, the city has also thrived on its export of expensive, richly patterned Turkish carpets since the Renaissance.

Ankara Province travel guide

3.8
History Museums · Specialty Museums · Natural History Museums
The vast plains of Ankara Province are home to the nation's capital, the bustling city of Ankara. Ankara serves as the country's political and commercial center, largely because of its crucial historical position as a crossroads between Turkey's highway and railway networks. The province thrives on its famed Angora goats, cats, rabbits, wool, pears, honey, and Muscat grapes. Visitors have a wealth of things to do and see, including museums, parks, shopping, archaeological sites, mosques, and modern monuments. Amid the government buildings, opera houses, and concert halls, admire the small houses stacked along the hillsides, hiding stories of the bustling province's humble origins.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.