9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Bodrum City
— 1 day
Drive
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Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Head to Cappadocia Dowry Carpet and Art By Emrefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Sultans Seramik and Boutique Carpets. The adventure continues: look for gifts at Hakan Kilim and get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme driving holiday planner.

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 16-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 5°C and lows are around -4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping · Historic Sites

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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the exciting artwork at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill, stop by Ocean Jewellery, stop by Socrates, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, and finally look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read Bodrum City planning site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Bodrum City takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Goreme in January, plan for somewhat warmer days and much warmer nights in Bodrum City: temperatures range from 18°C by day to 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, look for gifts at Ruby, stop by My Silver Jewellery, then look for gifts at Istanbul watch center, Icmeler, and finally stop by Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery.

For photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Icmeler online route builder.

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 when traveling from Bodrum City to Icmeler is minus 1 hour. In January, daytime highs in Icmeler are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Icmeler

Shopping

Side Trip

Kas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, and then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni. On the next day, view the masterpieces at Atelier Thalia, then look for gifts at Mencilis Art Silver, then take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, and finally stop by Yardan Unique & Bespoke Jewellery.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Icmeler to Kas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Icmeler in January, Kas is slightly colder at night with lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Kas

Shopping · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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.