17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Milas Bodrum International Airport, Drive to Bodrum City
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Kas
— 1 night
Drive
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Bus to Antalya, Fly to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Karachi

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Bodrum City

— 2 nights

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 30th (Thu): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then steep yourself in history at Myndos Gate, then go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, and finally head outdoors with La Plaj Bodrum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the different shops at Avenue Bodrum, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then browse the exhibits of Castle of St. Peter, and finally delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bodrum City trip builder site.

Karachi, Pakistan to Bodrum City is an approximately 18-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Karachi in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Parks

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.
On the 2nd (Sat), take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stroll through Icmeler Beach, then look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, and finally step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum. On the 3rd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the activities along Azmak Nehri.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marmaris, with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary app.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Side Trips

Kas

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Kalekoy Harbour, explore the galleries of Tugra Art Gallery, then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and finally make a trip to Lions Tomb.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kas holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Tours · Outdoors · Nature · Parks

Antalya

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Side (Side Museum & Ancient Theater) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and engage your brain at Deniz Biyolojisi Muzesi.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, read our Antalya visit planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 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 on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips

Alanya

— 2 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): get great views at Kizilkule, go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, and then delve into the distant past at Hamaxia.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Alanya day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasabag and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, make a trip to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goreme holiday planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Alanya to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. October in Goreme sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.