18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
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Olympos
— 1 night
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Goreme
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly
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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 5th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Taksim Square, make a trip to Miniaturk, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planning app.

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul. When traveling from London in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Tours · Museums · Baths

Pamukkale

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

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Fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks

Dalyan

— 1 night
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 10th (Sun), explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri and then boost your wellbeing at Dalyan Mud Bath. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2 and then take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Dalyan online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. October in Dalyan sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

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.
On the 12th (Tue), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

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 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then stroll through Calis Beach.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Fethiye day trip tool.

Fethiye is just a short distance from Oludeniz. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Olympos.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Nature

Olympos

— 1 night
On the 14th (Thu), explore the ancient world of Olympos Archeological Site and then take in the dramatic natural features at Chimaera. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Olympos trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Fethiye to Olympos in 4 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 18°C. On the 15th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Olympos

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the 17th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip app.

Explore your travel options from Olympos to Goreme with the Route module. In October, Goreme is a bit cooler than Olympos - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Trabzon.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Trabzon is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, and take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon online tour itinerary builder.

Getting from Goreme to Trabzon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Trabzon, with lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Istanbul

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri): delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planning app.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Trabzon in October; daily highs in Istanbul reach 28°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

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.