60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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60 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  5 h 15 min
1
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Drive:  2 h
2
Bursa
— 7 nights
Drive:  6 h 15 min
3
Gumbet
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Marmaris
— 7 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
5
Izmir
— 7 nights
Fly:  2 h
6
Antalya
— 9 nights
Fly + Drive:  4 h
7
Mersin
— 7 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
8
Adana
— 6 nights
Drive:  1 h 45 min
9
Iskenderun
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Riyadh


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9
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Buyukada Tabiat Parki (in Buyukada), Kartepe Ski Center (in Kartepe) and Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki (in Basiskele). Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the activities along Halic, wander the streets of Eminonu Square, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find out how to plan a trip to Istanbul, use our trip itinerary maker.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Riyadh, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Kartepe Ski Center, Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki, Buyukada Tabiat Parki
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

7
nights
Bursa

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.
Take a break from the city and head to Kardanadam and Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki. Get some historical perspective at Ulu Cami and Isabey CAMii. Get out of town with these interesting Bursa side-trips: Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki (in Balikesir), Uludag Ski Resort (in Uludag National Park) and Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki (in Basiskele). There's much more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani, examine the collection at Kupeli Ev, stroll through Uludag Ski Center, and hike along Delmece Yaylasi.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bursa road trip planning website .

Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Bursa when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Gumbet.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Uludag National Park, Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki, Delmece Yaylasi, Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki, Kupeli Ev
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki

1
night
Gumbet

Gumbet ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, explore the galleries of Castle of St. Peter, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Gumbet sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Bursa to Gumbet. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Bursa in February, with highs in Gumbet at 20°C and lows at 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Gumbet

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodrum City
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii ©
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii

7
nights
Marmaris

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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Loryma and Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi. Escape the urban bustle at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Icmeler Beach. Change things up with these side-trips from Marmaris: Dalyan Cami (in Dalyan) and Mugla (Green House Beach, BelcekIz PlajI, &more). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape of Marmaris Milli Parki, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, examine the collection at Halici Ahmet Urkay, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Carian Trail.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip app .

Traveling by car from Gumbet to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gumbet in February, plan for slightly colder nights in Marmaris, with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Wildlife

Side Trips

Mugla, Dalyan, Infinity Jewel, Marmaris Milli Parki, Icmeler Beach
Highlights from your plan
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Milli Parki ©
Marmaris Milli Parki

7
nights
Izmir

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Visit Akkum Plaji and Badem Buku for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Public Latrine and Ancient City of Ephesus. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmir: Foca (Sazlıca Beaches & Fishing Charters & Tours), Selcuk (Cittantica Ephesus Park, Keci Kalesi, &more) and Karaburun (Ardic Plaji & Boyabagi). There's lots more to do: visit Alsancak, walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and take a leisurely stroll along Kordonboyu.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Izmir day trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marmaris in February, expect nights in Izmir to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Selcuk, Karaburun, Foca, MMG Sarapcilik, Akkum Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Fishing Charters & Tours
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

9
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.
You'll explore and learn at Antalya Muzesi and Red Tower. Get in touch with nature at Kleopatra Beach and Konyaalti Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki (in Korkuteli), Phaselis (in Tekirova) and Serik (Aspendos Ruins and Theater & ZeytintasI MagarasI). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kaleici, identify plant and animal life at Adventure Forest, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Izmir to Antalya in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Izmir in February, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 19°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Kemer, Manavgat, Alanya, Serik, Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki
Highlights from your plan
Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki ©
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

7
nights
Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Get some cultural insight at Soli - Pompeipolis Antik Kenti and Mersin Naval Museum. Mersin Arkeoloji Muzesi and Silifke Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kizkalesi (Kizkalesi Plaji & Adamkayalar), Erdemli (Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri & Elaiussa-Sebaste) and Silifke (Astim Cave, Yaprakli Koyu, &more). Next up on the itinerary: look for all kinds of wild species at Gumuskum Tabiat Parki, Head underground at Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave, stroll through Mersin Kent Ormani, and explore the ancient world of Ivriz Baraji.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Mersin trip itinerary website .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Mersin. In March, daytime highs in Mersin are 23°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Adana.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Silifke, Kizkalesi, Erdemli, Ivriz Baraji, Susanoglu PlajI
Highlights from your plan
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave ©
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave
Ivriz Baraji ©
Ivriz Baraji
Elaiussa-Sebaste ©
Elaiussa-Sebaste

6
nights
Adana

Adana ©
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Get a sense of the local culture at Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum and Ulu Cami ve Kulliyesi. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Yag Camii and Yeni Camii. Get out of town with these interesting Adana side-trips: Osmaniye (Karacay Selalesi & Osmaniye Kent Muzesi). Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Dagilcak Tabiat Parki. The adventure continues: look for all kinds of wild species at Belemedik Tabiat Parki, see the interesting displays at Misis Mosaic Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kemeralti Camii, and admire the engineering at Eski Baraj.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Adana holiday planner.

Getting from Mersin to Adana by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in March, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Iskenderun.

Things to do in Adana

Parks Museums Nature

Side Trips

Osmaniye, Adana Optimum Alisveris Ve Eglence Merkezi
Highlights from your plan
Belemedik Tabiat Parki ©
Belemedik Tabiat Parki
Osmaniye Kent Muzesi ©
Osmaniye Kent Muzesi
Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum ©
Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum

6
nights
Iskenderun

Iskenderun ©
Take a break from the city and head to Burnaz Plaji and Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki. Visit Osmaniye Karatepe and Sokullulu Kervansarayi for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Iskenderun: Dortyol (Payas Castle & Besikgol), Darb-i Sak Kalesi (in Kirikhan) and Kirmitli Bird Sanctuary (in Osmaniye).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Iskenderun online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Adana to Iskenderun by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iskenderun

Parks Wildlife Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dortyol, Burnaz Plaji, Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki, Sokullulu Kervansarayi, Osmaniye Karatepe
Highlights from your plan
Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki ©
Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki
Osmaniye Karatepe ©
Osmaniye Karatepe
Ravanda Kalesi ©
Ravanda Kalesi

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