58 days in Turkey Itinerary

58 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 4 nights
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 8 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
Drive
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Icmeler
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 5 nights
Drive
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Kemer
— 5 nights
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Manavgat
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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— 6 nights
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Istanbul

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Edirne

— 4 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. When in Edirne, make a side trip to see Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) in Uzunkopru, approximately Uzunkopru away. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, pause for some photo ops at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and snap pictures at Meric River Bridge.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Edirne tour planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

Gallipoli

— 2 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. On the 6th (Tue), witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Seyit Onbasi Monument, take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Gallipoli trip tool.

You can drive from Edirne to Gallipoli in 2.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Gallipoli are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Izmir

— 8 nights

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Izmir side-trips: Priene Antik Kenti (in Gullubahce), Aigai Ancient City (in Manisa) and Foca Dive Center (in Foca). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at KEY Museum, stop by Has Deri Leather Shop, cool off at Adaland, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh.

To see reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Izmir in 5 hours. Traveling from Gallipoli in July, things will get a bit cooler in Izmir: highs are around 28°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 7 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selcuk: Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire) and Tralles Ruins (in Aydin). There's lots more to do: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Lilys Authentic Art carpets and textiles shop, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Izmir to Selcuk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Izmir in July; daily highs in Selcuk reach 41°C and lows reach 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Icmeler

— 3 nights
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Icmeler is known for beaches, shopping, and wildlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, stroll through Icmeler Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stop by Hira Gold & Diamond.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Icmeler online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Icmeler in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Selcuk to Icmeler. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect nights in Icmeler to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are little chillier, around 35°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos) and Bazaar Anatolia (in Gocek). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

For reviews, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip planner.

You can drive from Icmeler to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Icmeler in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Oludeniz, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kas

— 5 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more), Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena, Kekova Island, &more) and Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, and take in panoramic vistas at Patara Kum Tepesi.

For maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas online vacation planner.

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

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trips

Kemer

— 5 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kemer: Chimaera (in Cirali), Antalya (Karnaval Park, Lower Duden Waterfalls, &more) and Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca). There's much more to do: take a tour by water with Blue World Diving Center, contemplate the long history of Phaselis, identify plant and animal life at Adventure Forest, and admire the local landmark of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Kemer sightseeing planning app.

Drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Kas in August, Kemer is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 4 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manavgat: Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik), Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, and delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Manavgat travel planning site.

You can drive from Kemer to Manavgat in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Manavgat are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Manavgat

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Spas · Baths

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 3 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

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You can drive from Manavgat to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 nights
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and don't miss a visit to Avanos Oren Yeri.

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Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Goreme are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.