8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route builder

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive to Dalaman International Airport, Fly to Durham

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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia and Dolmabahce Palace. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi.

For photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey builder app.

Durham, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Durham to Istanbul is 8 hours. When traveling from Durham in July, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 84°F, while nights are about the same with lows around 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Fethiye.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Fethiye

— 2 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then take a stroll through Old Town, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see maps, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Fethiye trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Fethiye takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: highs in Fethiye hover around 91°F, while lows dip to 69°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): see Off-Road Tours, then stop by Kurt Jewellery, then appreciate the history behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, and finally step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Marmaris using our trip planner.

Drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Marmaris

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Shopping

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.