60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Izmir
— 3 nights
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
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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
— 4 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

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Izmir Wild Life Park and Ephesus Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izmir: Selcuk (Public Latrine & Cittantica Ephesus Park). There's still lots to do: visit Alsancak, take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, have fun and explore at Evrensel Cocuk Muzesi, and make a trip to Tarihi Asansor.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Izmir tour itinerary builder tool.

Brussels, Belgium to Izmir is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. In March, daytime highs in Izmir are 9°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Miletus and Mine Sanat Galerisi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bodrum City: Datca (Kocamaar Ciftligi & Knidos) and Temple of Apollo (in Didim). The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City visit planner.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Bodrum City takes 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Tours

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. Explore Marmaris' surroundings by going to Sultaniye Thermals and Mud Baths (in Koycegiz), Akyaka Liman (in Akyaka) and Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos). There's much more to do: take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, and pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains.

For photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris holiday builder app.

Drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in March since evenings lows in Marmaris dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) 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 Anatolia Cemetery and Horoz Heykeli. Venture out of the city with trips to Burdur (Lake Salda & Lisinia Doga), Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Denizli (Karahayit Aglayan Kaya & Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi). The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, stop by Babadaglilar Ishani, and examine the collection at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Termessos Ruins and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Goynuk (Goynuk Canyon & Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami), Chimaera (in Cirali) and Side (Vespasianus Aniti, Side Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: play a few rounds at The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club, walk around Karaalioglu Park, admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, and explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City.

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

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Antalya are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Alanya

— 4 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Alanya Shipyard and Kizilkule. Step out of Alanya with an excursion to Manavgat Waterfall in Manavgat--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, Head underground at Dim Cave, go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Alanya online visit planner.

Getting from Antalya to Alanya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Konya

— 6 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Sille and Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden. Get out of town with these interesting Konya side-trips: Sultanhanı Kervansarayı (in Sultanhani) and Karaman (incesu Magarasi & Manazan Caves). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Caravanserai, walk around Kultur Park, see the interesting displays at Koyunoglu Museum, and pause for some photo ops at Ataturk Aniti.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Konya trip builder.

You can drive from Alanya to Konya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Konya can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Parks · Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii) and Ulucanlar Prison Museum. Next up on the itinerary: get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, explore the ancient world of The Temple of Augustus and Rome, steep yourself in history at Ankara Castle, and admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For maps, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ankara road trip planning app.

Getting from Konya to Ankara by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Konya in April: highs in Ankara hover around 14°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Childrens Museums

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Red Valley and Love Valley. Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Kaymakli (in Nevsehir), Mount Erciyes (in Kayseri) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). There's still lots to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, and don't miss a visit to Camel Rock.

For maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme online trip maker.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in April, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit cooler (5°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Hamam Muzesi and Medusa Cam Eserler Muzesi. Get out of town with these interesting Gaziantep side-trips: Kahramanmaras (Tarihi Ceyhan Koprusu & Piazza) and Sanliurfa (Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, Balikligol, &more). There's much more to do: stop by Bakircilar Carsisi, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, engage your brain at Gaziantep Gezegenevi ve Bilim Merkezi, and get engrossed in the history at Kendirli Gazi Kultur Merkezi.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gaziantep trip tool.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Gaziantep takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Bursa.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Historic Sites · Shopping · 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 Golyazi. Step out of Bursa to go to Bilecik and see Bilecik Museum, which is approximately 1h 35 min away. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, take a stroll through Cumalikizik, and pause for some serene contemplation at Bursa Fransiz Kilisesi.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Gaziantep to Bursa by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Gaziantep, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bursa, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edirne.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum and Meric River Bridge. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edirne: Kirklareli Museum (in Kirklareli) and Evrensekiz Goleti (in Luleburgaz). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Saraclar Caddesi, hunt for treasures at The Grand Bazaar of Edirne, take a peaceful walk through Edirne Kent Ormani, and admire the landmark architecture of Rustempasha Palace.

For maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Edirne trip itinerary builder site.

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 up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums · Shopping · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.