60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 10 nights
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Alanya
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 7 nights
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Kas
— 6 nights
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Fethiye
— 7 nights
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
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Kusadasi
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi and Hamamonu Restored Area. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Cer Modern and TepePrime. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, don't miss a visit to Roman Wall, stroll around Ahlatlibel Tesisleri Parki, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami.

To find photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ankara trip planner.

Stockholm, Sweden to Ankara is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Ankara when traveling from Stockholm in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 10 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 Walking tours. Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Nevsehir (Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi & Kaymakli) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, contemplate the long history of Zelve Open Air Museum, and admire the striking features of Ortahisar Kalesi.

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You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in June, expect nights in Goreme to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

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.
For shopping fun, head to Alara Grand Bazaar or Megamall AVM. Discover out-of-the-way places like KonaklI Time Center and Dimcay. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach, Head underground at Dim Cave, explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, and contemplate the long history of Hamaxia.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Alanya travel itinerary planner.

Drive from Goreme to Alanya in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
Shop till you drop at TerraCity and Mall of Antalya. Explore hidden gems such as Hip-Notics Cable Ski and Antalya Saat Kulesi. Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) & Temple of Apollo) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). There's lots more to do: make a trip to Antalya Bazaar, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and visit Kaleici.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip maker website.

Getting from Alanya to Antalya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Castle of Simena and Stand-Up Paddleboarding. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Silver Harmoni and Tugra Art Gallery. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara (Patara Antik Kenti & Patara Amphitheatre) and Demre (Kale) (Sura Ancient City & Santa Claus Museum). And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Lions Tomb, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, delve into the distant past at Aperlai Ancient City, and stroll through Kaputas Beach.

To find more things to do, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Kas online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 7 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Fethiye Port and Ancient Rock Tombes. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Desire Jewellery and Erasta. Take a break from Fethiye with a short trip to Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area in Dalyan, about 58 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: stop by Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic scenery at Gizlikent Selalesi, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye online route planner.

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fethiye are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · 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.
Head to Kurt Jewellery and Marmaris Thursday Marketfor some retail therapy. Discover out-of-the-way places like Spas and Ataturk Park. When in Marmaris, make a side trip to see Azmak Kaya MezarlarI in Akyaka, approximately Akyaka away. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and head off the coast to Sedir Island.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, read Marmaris online driving holiday planner.

Getting from Fethiye to Marmaris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Marmaris are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Kusadasi

— 5 nights
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isa Bey Mosque and Adaland. Head to SIgacIk Village Market and Kusadasi Leatherfor some retail therapy. Change things up with a short trip to Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) in Selcuk (about 32 minutes away). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 19th (Mon) at Tortuga Water Park. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and stroll through Ladies Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Kusadasi online road trip planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Kusadasi by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Marmaris in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Kusadasi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 9 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Jennifer's Hamam and Serefiye Sarnici. Step out of Istanbul to go to Bursa and see Green Tomb, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia.

To find reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip planner.

Drive from Kusadasi to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Istanbul. Traveling from Kusadasi in July, things will get little chillier in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.