8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday planner

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly
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Bodrum City
— 1 day
Drive
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Mon): look for gifts at Boutique Carpets, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then look for gifts at Chez Bircan Pottery, and finally look for gifts at Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Tue): get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme tour itinerary maker tool.

Phnom Penh, Cambodia to Goreme is an approximately 25-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Indochina Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Phnom Penh in November, things will get much colder in Goreme: highs are around 16°C and lows about 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 1 day

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): look for gifts at Ocean Jewellery, then take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter, then stop by Gallery Mustafa, and finally stop by Etrim Halicilik.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Bodrum City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Bodrum City, ranging from highs of 25°C to lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) to allow time to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Icmeler

— 2 nights
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): stop by Latina Goldsmiths, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, and finally look for gifts at Istanbul watch center, Icmeler. On the 23rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Sogut AgacI Cafe & Atolye, stop by Anya Jewellery and Diamond, stop by My Silver Jewellery, stop by Zeus jewellers, then look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, and finally look for gifts at Ruby.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Icmeler trip builder website.

Getting from Bodrum City to Icmeler by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. In November in Icmeler, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Icmeler

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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 24th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To find ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Icmeler to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Icmeler to Selcuk is 1 hour. Expect little chillier evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Icmeler in November, with lows around 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.