58 days in Turkey Itinerary

58 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 6 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 4 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kemer
— 4 nights
Drive
10
Alanya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Alama Iqbal International Airport

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Istanbul

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.
Step out of the city life by going to Delmece Yaylasi and Bosphorus Strait. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Step out of Istanbul to go to Termal and see Ataturk Kosku, which is approximately 1h 25 min away. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see maps and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in May, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

4
nights
Pamukkale

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Anatolia Cemetery. Get outdoors at Hierapolis and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamukkale: Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan) and Akdag Tabiat Parki (in Denizli). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online tour planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
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Adrenaline / Extreme Tour
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
4.6

6
nights
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Serenad Dive Center and Troy Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Ancient City of Ephesus and Turkish Bath Museum. When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik, approximately Germencik away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

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You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9
Serenad Dive Center ©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Serenad Dive Center
5.0

6
nights
Bodrum City

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
We've included these beaches for you: Akvaryum PlajI and Gun Batimi Plaji. Get in touch with nature at Aquapro Dive Center and Mor Plaj. Change things up with these side-trips from Bodrum City: Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and Didim Beach Club (in Didim). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaliciftlik Sahili, enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach, look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, and raise your glass at Tuna Beach.

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Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Selcuk in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Mor Plaj ©
Beach
Mor Plaj
4.6

6
nights
Marmaris

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Get in touch with nature at Arbat Travel Turizm and Oren PlajI. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Icmeler Beach and Turunc Sahil. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marmaris: Palamutbükü Plajı (in Palamutbuku), Amos Beach (in Turunc) and Akvaryum Koyu (in Datca). Spend the 31st (Mon) exploring nature at Marmaris Milli Parki. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, and hike along Carian Trail.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Marmaris online travel planner.

Drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Bodrum City in May, with lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Arbat Travel Turizm ©
River Rafting / Tubing
Arbat Travel Turizm
4.9
Marmaris Milli Parki ©
National Park
Marmaris Milli Parki
4.5

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Dalyan

Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Get in touch with nature at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Istuzu Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Kaunos and Dalyan Cami. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalyan: Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme) and Sarsala Koyu (in Dalaman). Next up on the itinerary: cast your line with Dalyan Mesuts Boat, explore the activities along Sulungur Golu, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, and browse the exhibits of Gallery Iz.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip planning website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Dalyan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Dalyan Mesuts Boat ©
Fishing Charter / Tour
Dalyan Mesuts Boat
5.0
Istuzu Beach
Beach
Istuzu Beach
4.5

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Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Relax by the water at Oludeniz PlajI and Calis Beach. Step out of the city life by going to The Lycian Way and Saklikent Milli Parki. There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with Fly Infinity - Tandem Paragliding, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and see exotic creatures in open habitats at Team Joseph.

To see reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
The Lycian Way
Hiking Trail
The Lycian Way
4.9

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Kas

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kaputas Beach and Island of Kekova. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Patara Plajı and Kaputas Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Kekova (Tersane Koyu & Sunken City Ruins of Simena), Demre (Kale) (Tasdibi Plaji & Kekova Sound) and Kekova Diving (in Ucagiz). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narr Beach, look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, kick back and relax at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas holiday website.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Kas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Kekova Sound ©
Beach
Kekova Sound
4.6

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Kemer

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
We've included these beaches for you: Bucht Von Adrasan and Cirali Beach. Get outdoors at Blue World Diving Center and Moon Light Parki. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki (in Korkuteli), Chimaera (in Cirali) and Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca). It doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Adventure Forest and don't miss a visit to Goynuk Canyon.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kemer journey maker tool.

You can drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kemer are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip

4
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Alanya

A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Get in touch with nature at Kleopatra Beach and Active Nature Tours. Get a sense of the local culture at Temple of Apollo and Manavgat Mosque. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Alanya: Scuba Turtle Diving (in Incekum), Uzumdere Milli Parki (in Ibradi) and Side (Ancient Theater & Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)). Next up on the itinerary: explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi.

For other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alanya online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kemer to Alanya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Wildlife · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
Uzumdere Milli Parki ©
National Park
Uzumdere Milli Parki
4.5
Temple of Apollo ©
Architectural Building
Temple of Apollo
4.5

7
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Goreme, Cappadocia

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 outdoors at Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Soganli Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, identify plant and animal life at Damsa Baraji, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Goreme takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
©
Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8

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