60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 5 nights
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Gaziantep
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Ankara
— 7 nights
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Bursa
— 6 nights
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Edirne
— 6 nights
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Istanbul
— 11 nights
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Belek (Kaya Palazzo Golf Club & Carya Golf Club), Manavgat (Manavgat Mosque & Mrk. Kulliye Cami) and Side (Q Spa & Wellness, Ancient Theater, &more). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Kaleici, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya tour planning tool.

Amman, Jordan to Antalya is an approximately 6-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Amman to Antalya due to the time zone difference. In November, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Golf · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

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Gaziantep

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Gaziantep: Sanliurfa (Balikligol, Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, &more) and Kahramanmaras (1920 Kurtulus Muzesi, Kahramanmaras Etnografya Muzesi, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, stop by Bakircilar Carsisi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Omeriye Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaziantep day trip planner.

You can fly from Antalya to Gaziantep in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in December, things will get little chillier in Gaziantep: highs are around 13°C and lows about 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City) and Guzelyurt (Ihlara Valley & Guzelyurt Valley Monastery). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and don't miss a visit to Pasabag.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme holiday builder site.

Getting from Gaziantep to Goreme by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Gaziantep in December, expect Goreme to be a bit cooler, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Ankara

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 Ulucanlar Prison Museum, make a trip to Ahielvan Cami, and get a sense of history and politics at Yargitay.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in December, Ankara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

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Bursa

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Get out of town with these interesting Bursa side-trips: Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik), Ataturk Kosku (in Termal) and Erikli Waterfall (in Yalova). The adventure continues: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Sultan Camii, browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani, and examine the collection at Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars.

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Traveling by flight from Ankara to Bursa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in December: high temperatures in Bursa hover around 12°C and lows are around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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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. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Edirne: Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru) and Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli). There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, examine the collection at Edirne Kent Muzesi, take a stroll through Karaagac, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami.

For ratings and more tourist information, you can read our Edirne trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Edirne takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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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.
On the 11th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip site.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Istanbul are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

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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.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli), Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, push the limits with an extreme tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planning website.

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

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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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire), Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Aydin (AydIn Nasuhpasa Kulliyesi & KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

To see ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selcuk driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In January, plan for daily highs up to 13°C, and evening lows to 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

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.