33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 1 night
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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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Amasya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 1 night
Drive
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Sinop
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasra
— 1 night
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 1 night
Drive
10
Ankara
— 2 nights
Train
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
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
— 1 night
Drive
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Kas
— 1 night
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Kalkan
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
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Didim
— 1 night
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Selcuk
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Cesme
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmir
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Bergama
— 1 night
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Canakkale
— 1 night
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Gallipoli
— 1 night
Drive
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Bandirma
— 1 night
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Bursa
— 1 night
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Iznik
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— 2 nights
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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 other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya tour itinerary planning site.

Dusseldorf, Germany to Antalya is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dusseldorf to Antalya. Traveling from Dusseldorf in June, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 36°C and 23°C. On the 26th (Sat), you'll travel 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.
On the 26th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrk. Kulliye Cami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manavgat Mosque, then discover the deep blue sea with Side Azura Dive Center, then delve into the distant past at Devlet Agorasi, and finally make a trip to Bizans Hastanesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: walk along Adventure-Park Manavgat Oymapinar, take in breathtaking views at Green Canyon, and then delve into the distant past at Seleukia (Lybre).

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Manavgat online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. 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 · Classes

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 other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Konya sightseeing site.

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. You'll set off for Goreme on the 28th (Mon).

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, pause for some serene contemplation at Kolonlu Kilise, then head off-road at local off-road trails, and finally head outdoors with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Amasya.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trip

Amasya

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): learn more about the world around you at Minyatur Amasya Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Bayezid Pasa Camii, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mehmet Pasa Camii. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sehzadeler Museum, explore the ancient world of King Rock Tombs, then explore the ancient world of Citadel, and finally examine the collection at Hazeranlar Mansion.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amasya online tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Amasya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Amasya, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive 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 1st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Samsun Merkez Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Samsun Arkeoloji Etnografya Muzesi, then kick back and relax at Atakum Sahili, and finally stroll around Bati Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri): take in the views from Historical Bridge in Carsamba (Tarihi Carsamba Koprusu) and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kizilirmak Deltasi.

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Traveling by car from Amasya to Samsun takes 2 hours. While traveling from Amasya, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Samsun, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches

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. To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Sinop online trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Samsun to Sinop takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Samsun in July, Sinop is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 3rd (Sat), you're off to Amasra.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Amasra

— 1 night
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. On the 3rd (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Camii, appreciate the history behind Kuskayasi Yol Aniti, and then take an in-depth tour of BartIn Kent Muzesi.

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Getting from Sinop to Amasra by car takes about 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Amasra when traveling from Sinop in July, with lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to drive to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): hunt for treasures at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Camii, and then don't miss a visit to Kasim Sipahioglu Konagi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Seker Kanyonu and then take in breathtaking views at Incekaya Su Kemeri.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu trip itinerary app.

Getting from Amasra to Safranbolu by car takes about 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Parks · Nature · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Ankara

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi, then admire the landmark architecture of Aslanhane Mosque, and then examine the collection at Gokyay Chess Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pirinc Han.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Ankara in 3 hours. Traveling from Safranbolu in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 30°C in Ankara. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, see the interesting displays at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Ahsap Eserler Muzesi.

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Traveling by train from Ankara to Eskisehir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for a bit warmer days in Eskisehir, with highs around 35°C, while nights are colder with lows around 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Historic Sites
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Fri): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale sightseeing tool.

Getting from Eskisehir to Pamukkale by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Egirdir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Egirdir

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): head outdoors with Kovada National Park, then delve into the distant past at Egirdir Kalesi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dundarbey Medresesi 1281.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, read Egirdir online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Egirdir takes 3 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Egirdir

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Cirali

— 1 night
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
On the 11th (Sun), kick back and relax at Cirali Beach, then cast your line with Ulupinar Fishing And Picnic, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimaera.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Cirali road trip planning tool.

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough 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 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Olympos Archeological Site, then stroll through Bucht Von Adrasan, and then discover the deep blue sea with Olympos Diving Center.

To see more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Olympos day trip site.

Olympos is very close to Cirali. July in Olympos sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can go by car to Demre (Kale).

Things to do in Olympos

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Demre (Kale)

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 13th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Demre Tours - Day Tours and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tasdibi Plaji.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Demre (Kale) online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Olympos to Demre (Kale) takes 1.5 hours. In July in Demre (Kale), expect temperatures between 40°C during the day and 28°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Kekova.

Things to do in Demre (Kale)

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Kekova

— 1 night
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Kick off your visit on the 14th (Wed): see some colorful creatures with Kekova Diving and then step off the mainland to explore Island of Kekova.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kekova trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Demre (Kale) to Kekova in an hour. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Nature

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 15th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cinarlar Plaji, then glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, then kick back and relax at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and finally don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

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Kas is just a short distance from Kekova. In July in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kalkan.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Kalkan

— 1 night
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.
On the 16th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Arch of Triumph, then get outside with Yali Beach Club, and then stroll through Kalkan Halk PlajI.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kalkan day trip app.

You can drive from Kas to Kalkan in an hour. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Kalkan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sat): surround yourself with nature on Easy Book Tours and then brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum.

For reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City road trip website.

Traveling by car from Kalkan to Bodrum City takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kalkan in July, Bodrum City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can drive to Didim.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Museums
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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. On the 18th (Sun), see what you can catch with Aegean Blue Cruise and then explore the ancient world of Miletus.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Didim journey planner.

Drive from Bodrum City to Didim in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Didim sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Didim

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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.
To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Didim to Selcuk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. You will leave for Cesme on the 19th (Mon).

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Ayios Haralambos Church.

For more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Cesme trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Cesme takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Cesme. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Cesme, ranging from highs of 36°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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 other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Izmir trip planner.

You can drive from Cesme to Izmir in 1.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Cesme to Izmir, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cesme in July, with highs in Izmir at 28°C and lows at 15°C. On the 20th (Tue), you'll travel to Bergama.

Things to do in Izmir

Tours · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nightlife

Bergama

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): stop by Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles and then delve into the distant past at Pergamon Antik Kenti.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bergama journey app.

You can drive from Izmir to Bergama in 2 hours. In July, Bergama is somewhat warmer than Izmir - with highs of 38°C and lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Canakkale.

Things to do in Bergama

Shopping · Historic Sites

Canakkale

— 1 night
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): learn about all things military at Military Marine Museum, make a trip to Saat Kulesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namazgah Tabyalari.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Canakkale online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bergama to Canakkale takes 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Museums

Gallipoli

— 1 night
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. On the 22nd (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BayraklI Baba Turbesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Gallipoli trip planning tool.

You can drive from Canakkale to Gallipoli in 1.5 hours. July in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Bandirma.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Bandirma

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Fri): examine the collection at Archeological Museum.

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

Drive from Gallipoli to Bandirma in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 22°C. On the 24th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Bandirma

Museums
Highlights from your trip

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.
On the 24th (Sat), examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii), and then take an in-depth tour of Ordekli Culture and Art Center.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Bursa trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bandirma to Bursa takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Iznik.

Things to do in Bursa

Museums · Historic Sites

Iznik

To find more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Iznik vacation maker tool.

Getting from Bursa to Iznik by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Bursa in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 17°C in Iznik. On the 25th (Sun), you'll travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Iznik

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Istanbul

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mecidiye Mosque, then steep yourself in history at Dolmabahçe Mosque, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Buyuk Mecidiye Cami. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, and then make a trip to Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planner.

You can drive from Iznik to Istanbul in 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Iznik in July since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 23°C. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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

4.2
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.