60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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60 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Denpasar, Bali
Fly + Bus:  19 h 30 min
1
Ankara
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Guzelyurt
— 4 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Goreme
— 9 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
4
Antalya
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Pamukkale
— 5 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
6
Selcuk
— 8 nights
Drive:  6 h
7
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Edirne
— 6 nights
Drive:  2 h 30 min
9
Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Denpasar, Bali

7
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Get out of town with these interesting Ankara side-trips: Camlidere (CamlIdere Baraji & Samarkand was the mausoleum of Sheikh Ali) and Nur Camii (in Kirikkale). There's much more to do: learn about all things military at Anitkabir, stop by Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories, don't miss a visit to Ahielvan Cami, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Suluhan Carsisi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara sightseeing planning website .

Denpasar, Indonesia to Ankara is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Denpasar to Ankara. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Denpasar in April; daily highs in Ankara reach 14°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Camlidere, Nur Camii
Highlights from your plan
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
CamlIdere Baraji ©
CamlIdere Baraji

4
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Guzelyurt: Nigde (Eski Gumusler Monastery, Alaeddin Camii, & more).

For reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Guzelyurt trip website .

You can drive from Ankara to Guzelyurt in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Nigde
Highlights from your plan
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

9
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Keslik Monastery (in Urgup) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). The adventure continues: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri, stop by Alaturca Taner, and look for all kinds of wild species at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki.

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

Traveling by car from Guzelyurt to Goreme takes 1.5 hours. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Avanos, Derinkuyu, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

7
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Adventure Forest (in Beldibi), Manavgat (Manavgat Mosque & TazI Kanyonu) and Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo). Spend the 2nd (Sat) exploring nature at Ayazmana Mesireligi. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Kaleici, explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and admire the natural beauty at Falez Park.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip maker site .

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in April, with highs in Antalya at 26°C and lows at 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat, Kemer, Ayazmana Mesireligi
Highlights from your plan
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

5
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan), Sardis (Sardes) (in Salihli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). The adventure continues: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

To find maps and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip site .

Getting from Antalya to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trips

Denizli, Sardis (Sardes), Aphrodisias, Buldan Suleymanli Yayla
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

8
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and get to know the fascinating history of Mermerli Yol.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk road trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
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. Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Hellas Memorial and then pause for some photo ops at Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally stroll the grounds of Fransiz Mezarligi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 6 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in May, plan for little chillier days in Gallipoli, with highs around 27°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
Highlights from your plan
Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial

6
nights
Edirne

Edirne ©
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. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz), Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru) and Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and appreciate the history behind Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Edirne day trip planner.

Drive from Gallipoli to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Rustem Pasha Mosque, Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu), Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii, Ataturk Evi
Highlights from your plan
Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

10
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary site .

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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