16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Kemer
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
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5
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Kemer — 1 night

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Wed): stop by Kaleici. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center and then steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kemer trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Kemer is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Doha in July, things will get a bit cooler in Kemer: highs are around 41°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife
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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 29th (Fri): take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. On the next day, contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read our Goreme journey builder.

Traveling by flight from Kemer to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kemer in July, with highs in Goreme at 37°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Istanbul — 4 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 visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Dolmabahce Palace. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and make a trip to Hippodrome.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul planning website.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 2 nights

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 4th (Thu), contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA and then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk online tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 3 nights

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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, photos, and tourist information, read Pamukkale vacation builder.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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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 9th (Tue): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip maker tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can drive to Kas.
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Side Trip

Kas — 2 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 10th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, then skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then make a trip to Lions Tomb. On the 11th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: tour the pleasant surroundings at Big Pebble Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Kas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can fly 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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