15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
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Adrasan
— 1 night
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 3 nights

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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yeni Camii and Ortakoy. Visit Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, look for gifts at Motif Collection, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online road trip planner.

Nairobi, Kenya to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Nairobi in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Love Valley and Zemi Valley. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Zelve Open Air Museum and Devrent Valley. There's lots more to do: ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, slough off your stress at Panoramic Cave Spa, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, and do some rugged touring at local off-road trails.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect little chillier with lows of 15°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to fly to Manavgat.
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Manavgat — 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 8th (Wed): get a dose of the wild on Active Nature Tours, learn and have fun at Adventure-Park Manavgat Oymapinar, and then admire the sheer force of Manavgat Waterfall. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Devlet Agorasi, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and then delve into the distant past at Side Antik Kenti.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manavgat road trip app.

Getting from Goreme to Manavgat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in June; daily highs in Manavgat reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can drive to Adrasan.
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Adrasan — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 10th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Adrasan Sahili and then enjoy the sand and surf at Karaoz Sahili.

For other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read Adrasan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Adrasan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In June in Adrasan, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 3 nights

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 11th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, enjoy the sand and surf at Big Pebble Beach, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, enjoy the sand and surf at Cinarlar Plaji, and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kas trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Adrasan to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can drive to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 2 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumbahce Sahili. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Happy Beach Bodrum.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City journey planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Bodrum City takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Kas in June, Bodrum City is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.
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