9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 1 night
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Antalya

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Wed), take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate. On the next day, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, and then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

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Casablanca, Morocco to Antalya is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Casablanca to Antalya is 3 hours. Traveling from Casablanca in December, expect a bit cooler with lows of 44°F in Antalya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Old Town, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 62°F in December, and nighttime lows around 43°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Icmeler.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 26th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum, then see Off-Road Tours, then stop by Kurt Jewellery, and finally kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Icmeler itinerary builder tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Oludeniz in December since evenings lows in Icmeler dip to 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

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 27th (Mon), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Drive from Icmeler to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Istanbul

— 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

To see reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daytime highs in Istanbul are 44°F, while nighttime lows are 44°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · 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.