60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Istanbul
— 10 nights
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 5 nights
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
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Dalyan
— 4 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Kas
— 6 nights
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Alanya
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Zemi Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Goreme National Park and Ihlara Valley. Venture out of the city with trips to Selime Monastery (in Guzelyurt), Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). And it doesn't end there: see Off-Road Tours, examine the collection at Guray Museum, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

For reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online visit planner.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Doha in June; daily highs in Goreme reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 10 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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern are in your itinerary. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in June, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bozcaada, Tenedos Island

— 5 nights
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Escape the urban bustle at Bozcaada and Beylik Koyu. Athena Temple and Canakkale Naval Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore Bozcaada's surroundings by going to 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi (in Eceabat), Assos (Behramkale & Assos Theatre) and Canakkale (Canakkale Truva Heykeli, Rhapsodos Mozaik, &more). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Akvaryum Koyu, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Kilisesi, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and visit a coastal fixture at Bozcaada Rüzgar Enerji Santrali.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bozcaada online road trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Bozcaada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June, daily temperatures in Bozcaada can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 6 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Ephesus Museum and Ancient City of Ephesus. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Public Latrine and Isa Bey Mosque. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Selcuk: Seferihisar (Serenad Dive Center & SIgacIk Village Market). And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and stop by Sirince Koyu.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bozcaada to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Bozcaada, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 6 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.
Relax by the water at Icmeler Beach and Palamutbükü Plajı. Kids will enjoy Marmaris Beach and Kurt Jewellery. Venture out of the city with trips to Turunc Sahil (in Turunc), Ovabuku PlajI (in Datca) and Azmak Nehri (in Akyaka). And it doesn't end there: explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum, wander the streets of Datca Peninsula, appreciate the history behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Marmaris online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Dalyan

— 4 nights
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Kaunos and Lycian Rock Tombs. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Sarsala Koyu. Step out of Dalyan to go to Sarigerme and see Sarigerme Public Beach, which is approximately 32 minutes away. The adventure continues: get outside with Outdoor Activities, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Unique Art Gallery, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami.

For where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Dalyan trip itinerary website.

Getting from Marmaris to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Dalyan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 4 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Get outdoors at Babadag and Parasailing & Paragliding. Popular historic sites such as Tlos and Old Town are in your itinerary. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, push the limits with an extreme tour, and take a leisurely stroll along Fethiye Port.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Getting from Dalyan to Oludeniz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Kas

— 6 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.
Visit Xanthos Antik Kenti and Myra Antik Kenti for their historical value. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Patara Plajı and Scuba & Snorkeling. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara (Patara Antik Kenti & Arch of Triumph), Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena, Kekova Island, &more) and Island of Kekova (in Kekova). The adventure continues: go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the ancient world of Hellenistic Theatre, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kizilkule and Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi. Step off the beaten path and head to Dimcay and Dim Cave. The adventure continues: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, admire the natural beauty at Alanya Gardens, take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI, and stroll around 100. Yil Ataturk Parki.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Alanya journey maker.

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. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Tours

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.
Visiting Kursunlu Waterfalls and Chimaera will get you outdoors. Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Termessos Ruins will appeal to history buffs. Venture out of the city with trips to The Montgomerie Maxx Royal Golf Club (in Belek), Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis) and Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk). Spend the 10th (Tue) exploring nature at Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki. Next up on the itinerary: see the interesting displays at Side Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip planning site.

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.