60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Seattle
Fly:  17 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme
— 8 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
3
Guzelyurt
— 4 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  8 h 15 min
4
Kas
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
5
Fethiye
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 15 min
6
Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
7
Selcuk
— 9 nights
Drive:  6 h
8
Gallipoli
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Edirne
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  20 h 15 min
End: Seattle

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing website.

Seattle, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train, bus, and flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from Seattle to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Seattle in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

8
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 Gomeda Vadisi (in Mustafapasa), Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup) and Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (91°F), and nights are little chillier (62°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) to allow time to drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

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

4
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Guzelyurt: Nigde (Kayaardi Baglari & Alaeddin Camii).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt trip itinerary website.

Getting from Goreme to Guzelyurt by car takes about 1.5 hours. On the 7th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Kas.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

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

6
nights
Kas

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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kekova Sound (in Demre (Kale)), TahtalI Dagi (in Kemer) and Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena & Island of Kekova). There's still lots to do: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kas trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Guzelyurt to Kas with the Route module. In September in Kas, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Tours

Side Trips

Patara, Kekova, Kekova Sound, Kaputas Beach, Karaoz Sahili
Highlights from your plan
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Canyoning & Rappelling Tours
Scuba & Snorkeling

7
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Icmeler (Trust Gold & Diamonds & Icmeler Beach), Dalyan (Iztuzu Beach 2, Lycian Rock Tombs, &more) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, and walk around Oludeniz.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye trip maker tool.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 85°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Dalyan, Icmeler, Dalyan Nehri
Highlights from your plan
Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Babadag ©
Babadag
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

4
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Pamukkale: Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, and witness a stunning natural landmark at kirmizi su.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Fethiye to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias, Buldan Suleymanli Yayla
Highlights from your plan
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

9
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and don't miss a visit to Curetes Street.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 87°F in September, and nighttime lows around 62°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) 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

3
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. Get out of town with these interesting Gallipoli side-trips: Eceabat (Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti & Gallipoli Battlefield). And it doesn't end there: take in the history at Gallipoli National Park, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and make a trip to Azaplar Camii.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Gallipoli trip maker app.

Getting from Selcuk to Gallipoli by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk in October, you will find days in Gallipoli are a bit cooler (68°F), and nights are about the same (53°F). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Eceabat
Highlights from your plan
Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edirne: Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Dupnisa Cave), Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru) and Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and wander the streets of Karaagac.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edirne tour itinerary builder app.

Getting from Gallipoli to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

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

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