8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Fly
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Antalya
— 1 night
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), find something for the whole family at The Land of Legends Theme Park, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, visit Kaleici, and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary site.

Ankara to Antalya is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Antalya: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Tue) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in August; daily highs in Oludeniz reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Spas · Beaches · Parks

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 formedĀ calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale online day trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Adventure

Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 6th (Fri), steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

To find more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

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.