14 days in Turkey & Bahrain Itinerary

14 days in Turkey & Bahrain Itinerary

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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Kemer, Turkey
— 1 night
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Manavgat, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Manama, Bahrain
— 1 night

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Pamukkale, Turkey

— 2 nights

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sat): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Sun): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour and then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Pamukkale is an approximately 11-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Selcuk, Turkey

— 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 11th (Mon), look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk holiday app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Shopping · Historic Sites
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Bodrum City, Turkey

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and then get outside with Aquapro Dive Center.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read our Bodrum City travel route builder site.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marmaris, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
On the 13th (Wed), deepen your understanding of the past and present with Marmaris Travel Center, then stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Marmaris tour planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Marmaris, with lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Spas · Baths · Shopping · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fethiye, Turkey

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get in touch with nature at The Lycian Way and Speed Boats Tours. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ancient Rock Tombes and Spas. There's more to do: kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye day trip planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Trails

Side Trip

Kas, Turkey

— 1 night
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 17th (Sun): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Kas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Spas

Kemer, Turkey

— 1 night
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Mon): see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center and then make a trip to Goynuk Canyon.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kemer day trip website.

Traveling by car from Kas to Kemer takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kemer can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Manavgat, Turkey

— 2 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Side Antik Kenti and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Center Falcons.

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Traveling by car from Kemer to Manavgat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Manama.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Manama, Bahrain

— 1 night
Bahrain's capital and largest city, Manama serves as a commercial and financial hub, keeping pace with other Gulf capitals dominating this part of the world.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Al-Fatih Mosque (Great Mosque), take an in-depth tour of Bahrain National Museum, and then explore the ancient world of Qal'at al-Bahrain.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Manama tour planner.

Traveling by flight from Manavgat to Manama takes 8.5 hours. Traveling from Manavgat in October, you will find days in Manama are somewhat warmer (39°C), and nights are warmer (32°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Manama

Historic Sites · Museums

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.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.1
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.

Bahrain travel guide

3.8
Water Parks · Gift & Specialty Shops · Sacred & Religious Sites
Popular with tourists for its blend of ancient heritage and modern Arabian culture, the compact island country of Bahrain sits near the Persian Gulf's western shores and boasts a lively economy largely based on petroleum refining and international banking. Claiming to be the actual location of the biblical Garden of Eden, the country enjoys a tropical climate and offers a string of luxury beachfront resorts, appealing to some of the world's wealthiest vacationers. Budget travelers on holiday in Bahrain concentrate on the thriving food and arts scenes of capital Manama, known for having one of the world's largest mosques. From there, you'll have easy access to plenty of other popular activities, such as scuba diving, horse racing, pearl diving, and bird-watching.