60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 3 nights
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Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Guzelyurt
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Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Avanos, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Derinkuyu, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Drive
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Ankara
— 3 nights
Fly
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Izmir
— 3 nights
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Gocek
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Kalkan
— 3 nights
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Dalyan
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 6 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: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia.

To see maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary app.

The Route module can give you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and get great views at Sunset Point.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Pamukkale

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale route builder app.

Getting from Goreme to Pamukkale by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA. On the 24th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts, then delve into the distant past at Isa Bey Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk attractions website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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 26th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Canakkale Destani Tanitim Merkezi and then explore the striking landscape of Gallipoli National Park.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Gallipoli day trip tool.

You can drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 5.5 hours. When traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Gallipoli: temperatures range from 37°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Edirne

— 3 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. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and stop by Edirne Saray Sekerleme.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Edirne holiday planner.

Getting from Gallipoli to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
Start off your visit on the 31st (Mon): Head underground at Selime Monastery, then appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Koc Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Tue): contemplate the long history of Guzelyurt Valley Monastery, then steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, and finally don't miss a visit to Yeraltı Şehri.

For ratings, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Guzelyurt online trip itinerary maker.

Explore your travel options from Edirne to Guzelyurt with the Route module. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Uchisar.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Uchisar, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Go for a jaunt from Uchisar to Nevsehir to see Hacibektas about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, don't miss a visit to Time and Space stone walls by Andrew Rogers, appreciate the views at Devrent Valley, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To find maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Uchisar trip itinerary planning tool.

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Uchisar in 1.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can go by car to Avanos.

Things to do in Uchisar

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trips

Avanos, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
Situated along the Kızılırmak (Red River), the ancient town of Avanos is famous for its many historical pottery factories.
On the 6th (Sun), relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, then look for gifts at Sultans Seramik, and finally don't miss a visit to Avanos Oren Yeri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Bezirhane Pottery, then don't miss a visit to OtantikShop, then take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, and finally explore the galleries of Chez Galip.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Avanos holiday planner.

Avanos is very close to Uchisar. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Derinkuyu.

Things to do in Avanos

Museums · Shopping · Spas · Parks

Side Trip

Derinkuyu, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
Derinkuyu is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Step out of Derinkuyu with an excursion to Sultan SazlIgI Bird Sanctuary in Ovaciftlikkoy--about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, admire the striking features of Uzumlu Kilise, make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City, and walk around HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Derinkuyu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Avanos to Derinkuyu takes an hour. In September, daily temperatures in Derinkuyu can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. On the 11th (Fri), you're off to Urgup.

Things to do in Derinkuyu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Urgup, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): stroll through Pasabag, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman. On your second day here, examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, admire the verdant scenery at Gomeda Vadisi, then examine the collection at Urgup Museum, and finally don't miss a visit to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Urgup trip planner.

Getting from Derinkuyu to Urgup by car takes about an hour. In September, daytime highs in Urgup are 33°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Ankara.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Ankara

— 3 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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), and get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara tour itinerary app.

Drive from Urgup to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Urgup in September: highs in Ankara hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Izmir

— 3 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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then stroll through Konak Square, and then stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Kemeralti Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Cinili Cami, then don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, and finally take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Izmir tour itinerary maker.

You can fly from Ankara to Izmir in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or drive. Traveling from Ankara in September, expect nights in Izmir to be a bit cooler, around 10°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Gocek.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Historic Sites

Gocek

— 3 nights
Explore Gocek's surroundings by going to Kargi Nomadic Museum (in Mugla) and Sarsala Koyu (in Dalaman).

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Drive from Izmir to Gocek in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in September: high temperatures in Gocek hover around 34°C and lows are around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Gocek

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll around Oludeniz. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Calis Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then Head underground at Mavi Magara, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz road trip website.

You can drive from Gocek to Oludeniz in an hour. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Sat) to allow time for the car ride to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Kas

— 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena & Island of Kekova) and Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)). There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, and cool off at Hidayet koyu.

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Getting from Oludeniz to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Kas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 3 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, wander the streets of Bar Street Marmaris, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach. Keep things going the next day: step off the mainland to explore Sedir Island, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, then stop by Homemade By Rachel, Marmaris, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online attractions planner.

Drive from Kas to Marmaris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kalkan.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Tours

Side Trip

Kalkan

— 3 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.
Kalkan is known for nightlife, beaches, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and cool off at Palm Beach Club.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Kalkan itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Kalkan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Kalkan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Dalyan

— 3 nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): take in the exciting artwork at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop, then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2, and then stroll through Sarigerme Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami, explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs, then explore the ancient world of Kaunos, and finally look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dalyan trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Kalkan to Dalyan in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October in Dalyan, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.