18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Süleyman Demirel International Airport, Drive to Pamukkale
— 2 nights
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
— 3 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
— 4 nights


Pamukkale — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

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Algiers, Algeria to Pamukkale is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.
Museums · Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Fri): indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

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Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Antalya.
Spas · Parks · Nature · Tours

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.
Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Phaselis (in Tekirova) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kaleici, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to fly to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Theme Parks
Side Trips

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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to The Statue of Ataturk in Kayseri--about 1h 5 min away. Spend the 5th (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

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Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in October, expect Goreme to be a bit cooler, temps between 24°C and 6°C. On the 6th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Konya.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours
Side Trips

Konya — 2 nights

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): admire the natural beauty at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden and then walk around Kultur Park Alaeddin Tepesi. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Muzesi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami.

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Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Konya sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to fly to Trabzon.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü and then examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe and then pause for some serene contemplation at Soumela Monastery.

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You can fly from Konya to Trabzon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Konya in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 17°C in Trabzon. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

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Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Trabzon in October, with highs in Istanbul at 28°C and lows at 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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.