60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 18 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 11 nights
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Ankara
— 9 nights
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Fethiye
— 6 nights
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Kas
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 6 nights
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Istanbul

— 18 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Kirkpinar Oil Wrestling as well as Turkish Baths. Get in touch with nature at Eskibag Plaji and Nakibey Plaj. Explore hidden gems such as Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Chora Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Istanbul: Bursa (Ulu Cami & Yesil Camii), Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Su Dusen Selalesi (in Termal). There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and take a stroll through Eminonu Square.

For photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Taipei Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 5 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Taipei in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 11 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.
Popular historic sites such as Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) are in your itinerary. Get in touch with nature at Fairy Chimneys and Love Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Mount Erciyes (in Kayseri), Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City) and Guzelyurt (Ihlara Valley & Selime Monastery). The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, see Off-Road Tours, delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, and explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip website.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Ankara

— 9 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.
Let the collections at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi capture your imagination. Hamamonu Restored Area and Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii) will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ankara: Samarkand was the mausoleum of Sheikh Ali (in Camlidere) and NallIhan Bird Sanctuary (in Nallihan). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, admire the striking features of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, and explore the galleries of 8 Hubb Art Gallery.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Ankara trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goreme in July: highs in Ankara hover around 31°C, while lows dip to 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 6 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Icmeler Beach and Lycian Rock Tombs. Get some historical perspective at Kaunos and Tlos. Change things up with these side-trips from Fethiye: Babadag (in Oludeniz), Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Iztuzu Beach 2, &more) and Kurt Jewellery (in Icmeler). There's much more to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, take a stroll through Old Town, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Fethiye online travel route planner.

Fly from Ankara to Fethiye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Ankara in July, expect nights in Fethiye to be slightly colder, around 24°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kas

— 7 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Patara Antik Kenti and Island of Kekova. Do your shopping at Tugra Art Gallery and LikyaArt. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Demre (Kale) (Kekova Island & Arykanda), Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova) and Arykanda Antik Kenti (in Finike). The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, get engrossed in the history at Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi, stroll through Patara Plajı, and kick back and relax at Narr Beach.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kas sightseeing app.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Alanya

— 2 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 29th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, then Head underground at Dim Cave, then admire the landmark architecture of Kizilkule, and finally take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI.

Plan trip to Alanya with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Kas to Alanya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Museums · Beaches

Antalya

— 6 nights
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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hadrian's Gate and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cirali Beach and TerraCity. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki (in Manavgat), Sillyon Antik kenti (in Serik) and Side (Vespasianus Aniti & Side Antik Kenti). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Olympos Ruins, let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Antalya, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.