60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Izmir
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 5 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 7 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 6 nights
Train
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Ankara
— 5 nights
Bus
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 5 nights
Fly
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Bursa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 5 nights
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Izmir

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Izmir Wild Life Park and Dilek National Park. Explore Izmir's surroundings by going to Panionion (in Guzelcamli), Kusadasi Castle (in Kusadasi) and Selcuk (Public Latrine, Ephesus Museum, &more). And it doesn't end there: visit Alsancak, don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Funtastic Aquarium Izmir.

To see reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Izmir journey builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Izmir is an approximately 15-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Izmir. Traveling from Toronto in March, things will get a bit warmer in Izmir: highs are around 9°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 4 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Step off the beaten path and head to Miletus and Bodrum Golf & Tennis Club. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bodrum City: Temple of Apollo (in Didim) and Knidos (in Datca). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate, get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City trip planner.

Drive from Izmir to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in March: high temperatures in Bodrum City hover around 22°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 5 nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasha Fine Jewelery and Azmak Nehri. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marmaris: Sultaniye Thermals and Mud Baths (in Koycegiz), Fethiye (Ancient Rock Tombes & Fethiye Port) and Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos). There's still lots to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stop by Bar Street Marmaris, step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, and enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in March, Marmaris is slightly colder at night with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 5 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Denizli Kayak Merkezi. Get out of town with these interesting Pamukkale side-trips: Aphrodisias (in Geyre), Denizli (Sakligol, Guney Selalesi, &more) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Camlik, and admire the landmark architecture of Akhan Kervansaray.

For ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya

— 7 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.
Explore hidden gems such as The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club and Karaalioglu Park. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Sillyon Antik kenti (in Serik), Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk) and Side (Vespasianus Aniti, Side Museum, &more). There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Termessos Ruins, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, and browse the different shops at TerraCity.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trips

Alanya

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Alanya Shipyard and Kizilkule. There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, explore the ancient world of Hamaxia, admire the natural beauty at Alanya Gardens, and take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Alanya day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Adventure · Outdoors

Konya

— 6 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sille and Koyunoglu Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Sultanhanı Kervansarayı in Sultanhani (about 1h 30 min away). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Caravanserai, see the interesting displays at İstiklal Harbi Şehitleri Abidesi, stroll around Ejdat ParkI, and take an in-depth tour of Konya Ethnography Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Konya online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Konya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March in Konya, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 1°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Ankara

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii) and Ankara Castle. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, examine the collection at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, walk around Genclik Park, and steep yourself in history at Roman Wall.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Ankara trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by train from Konya to Ankara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Konya in April, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 11°C, while days are slightly colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Red Valley and Mount Erciyes. Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Kaymakli (in Nevsehir), Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Roma Mezarlari (in Kayseri). There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, stroll through Zemi Valley, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

Make your Goreme itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Getting from Ankara to Goreme by bus takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Ankara in April, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (22°C), and nights are little chillier (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Gaziantep

— 5 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Explore hidden gems such as Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum and Bakircilar Carsisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Kahramanmaras (Tarihi Ceyhan Koprusu & Piazza) and Sanliurfa (Halil Ul Rahman Mosque & Balikligol). Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Hamam Muzesi, don't miss a visit to Gaziantep Botanik Bahcesi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and steep yourself in history at Tarihi Millet Hani.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Gaziantep trip planner.

Drive from Goreme to Gaziantep in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In April in Gaziantep, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Bursa.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums · Spas

Side Trips

Bursa

— 4 nights
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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Koza Hani and Green Tomb. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the waterfront views at Golyazi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bursa Fransiz Kilisesi, and stop by Cumalikizik.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Bursa driving holiday planner.

Getting from Gaziantep to Bursa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Gaziantep in April, plan for little chillier days in Bursa, with highs around 21°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Edirne

— 5 nights
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. Step off the beaten path and head to Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum and Eski Cami. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Evrensekiz Goleti (in Luleburgaz) and Kirklareli Museum (in Kirklareli). There's much more to do: snap pictures at Meric River Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Edirne SarayI, enjoy breathtaking views from Makedon Kulesi, and visit Saraclar Caddesi.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Edirne online tour planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Edirne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 29th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Parks · Shopping · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.