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. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower capture your imagination. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Ulu Cami. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik), Su Dusen Selalesi (in Termal) and Yesil Camii (in Bursa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Beyoglu, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see reviews, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Taipei, Taiwan to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Taipei to Istanbul. In June, Istanbul is little chillier than Taipei - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Guray Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City), Mount Erciyes (in Kayseri) and Guzelyurt (Ihlara Valley & Selime Monastery). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, explore the ancient world of Mazi Yeralti Sehri, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kolonlu Kilise.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme journey website.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to catch the 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.
Head to 8 Hubb Art Gallery and Cer Modernfor plenty of shopping. Appreciate the collections at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi. Venture out of the city with trips to 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 landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

To see other places to visit and other tourist information, read Ankara visit site.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Another option is to drive. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 30°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 6 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Visiting Icmeler Beach and Babadag will get you outdoors. Get some historical perspective at Kaunos and Lycian Rock Tombs. Venture out of the city with trips to Kurt Jewellery (in Icmeler), Marmaris Museum (in Marmaris) and Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Iztuzu Beach 2, &more). There's still lots to do: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take a stroll through Old Town, take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, and take in the dramatic scenery at Gizlikent Selalesi.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fethiye day trip planning website.

You can fly from Ankara to Fethiye in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Fethiye, with highs around 38°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to go by car 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 Arykanda. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Tugra Art Gallery and LikyaArt. Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Kekova (Island of Kekova & Sunken City Ruins of Simena), Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)) and Arykanda Antik Kenti (in Finike). There's lots more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, take an in-depth tour of Elmali Arkeoloji Muzesi, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kas visit planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay. On the next day, examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, then brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule, and finally go for a walk through Alanya LimanI.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya online trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Kas to Alanya by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Museums · Nature · Outdoors

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Hadrian's Gate and Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki. Get in touch with nature at Cirali Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Sillyon Antik kenti (in Serik), Side (Vespasianus Aniti, Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), &more) and Burdur (Doga Tarihi Muzesi, Archeological Museum, &more). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Olympos Ruins, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, ponder the design of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI, and scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Antalya are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · 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.