16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Izmir
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
6
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Konya
— 1 night
Drive
10
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
11
Istanbul
— 1 night

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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.
On the 20th (Wed), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul route builder tool.

If you are flying in from Pakistan, the closest major aiports are İstanbul Airport, İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. On the 22nd (Fri), you're off to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Izmir

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): stop by Kemeralti Market and then make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower). Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, don't miss a visit to Tarihi Asansor, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Izmir tour itinerary website.

Getting from Istanbul to Izmir by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in Izmir reach 20°C and lows reach 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Sun) before leaving for Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Neighborhoods · Parks · Shopping

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 (Sun), explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus and then explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk visit planner.

Getting from Izmir to Selcuk by car takes about an hour. Other options: take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Izmir in October, you will find days in Selcuk are a bit warmer (28°C), and nights are slightly colder (14°C). You'll set off for Pamukkale on the 25th (Mon).

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites

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 formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 25th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For ratings and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You will leave for Bodrum City on the 26th (Tue).

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 26th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter and then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Bodrum City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 20°C. You'll set off for Fethiye on the 27th (Wed).

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Museums

Fethiye

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): explore the activities along Oludeniz and then kick back and relax at Calis Beach.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye driving holiday app.

Drive from Bodrum City to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for a bit cooler nights in Fethiye, with lows around 15°C. You'll have a few hours on the 28th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

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 28th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip itinerary builder tool.

Oludeniz is just a short distance from Fethiye. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for Antalya on the 29th (Fri).

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure

Antalya

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, then wander the streets of Kaleici, and then examine the collection at Sandland. On your second day here, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, then get in on the family fun at The Land of Legends Theme Park, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antalya online day trip planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Museums · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Konya

— 1 night

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Sun): browse the exhibits of Mevlana Muzesi and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Konya tour planning site.

You can drive from Antalya to Konya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Antalya in October; daily highs in Konya reach 22°C and lows reach 7°C. You'll set off for Goreme on the 1st (Mon).

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, get outside with Royal Balloon, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally stroll through Uchisar Castle.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme journey planner.

Getting from Konya to Goreme by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In November in Goreme, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. On the 3rd (Wed), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

On the 3rd (Wed), explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and then take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in November, Istanbul is much warmer at night with lows of 17°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Spas

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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.