19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly to Antalya, Bus to Kas
3
Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
4
Fethiye
— 1 day
Drive
5
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
8
Trabzon
— 1 night
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Ankara — 2 nights

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 22nd (Mon), learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

For ratings, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Ankara day trip planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Ankara is an approximately 9-hour flight. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dubai to Ankara due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Dubai in August, plan for much colder days in Ankara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to take a bus to Goreme.
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Museums

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary maker tool.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are little chillier (19°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Kas.
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Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
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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.
Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Kalkan), Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)) and Patara Beach (in Patara). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach, cool off at Hidayet koyu, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

Planning Kas trip won't be overwhelming when you use Inspirock's itinerary maker.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Goreme to Kas in 8.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Kas, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can drive to Fethiye.
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Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Fethiye — 1 day

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 29th (Mon), explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Fethiye travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to go by car 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 30th (Tue), steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Sirince Koyu and then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk attractions planning app.

You can drive from Fethiye to Selcuk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can travel to Gallipoli.
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Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip

Gallipoli — 2 nights

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 1st (Thu), witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Kilitbahir Castle and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield.

Plan trip to Gallipoli with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 5.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selcuk in August: highs in Gallipoli hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul travel app.

Drive from Gallipoli to Istanbul in 4 hours. Traveling from Gallipoli in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are a bit warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Trabzon.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature

Trabzon — 1 night

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 7th (Wed): examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and then contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trabzon online travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Trabzon takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for little chillier nights in Trabzon, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums
Highlights from your trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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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Cappadocia travel guide

4.7
History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.
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Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.
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Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.
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