20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Denizli
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Rize
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Rize
— 3 nights
Drive
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Trabzon
— 5 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 1 night
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Istanbul — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, make a trip to Sirkeci Station, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally contemplate the long history of Zeyrek Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route builder site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah in July, expect Istanbul to be little chillier, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Denizli.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Denizli — 2 nights

Your day by day itinerary now includes Denizli Teleferik as well as Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then stop by Karahayit, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: learn more about the world around you at Laodikeia Antik Kenti, then explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and then see the world from above with Denizli Teleferik.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Denizli travel route builder website.

Fly from Istanbul to Denizli in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you will find days in Denizli are somewhat warmer (38°C), and nights are slightly colder (19°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.
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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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Oludeniz PlajI as well as Saklikent Milli Parki. Kick off your visit on the 26th (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

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

You can drive from Denizli to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Denizli in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Oludeniz. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.
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Side Trip

Antalya — 2 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo). The adventure continues: wander the streets of Kaleici, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, look for gifts at Excalibur Silver, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To see photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Antalya itinerary planner.

Traveling by combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. July in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Museums
Side Trip

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.
On the 30th (Sat), see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback. On the 31st (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get outside with Outdoor Activities and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at TokalI Church.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Goreme travel planning app.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, expect Goreme to be a bit cooler, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Rize.
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Side Trip

Rize — 3 nights

Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". On the 1st (Mon), take in nature's colorful creations at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi, and then take a stroll through Ceceva Koyu-Haremtepe. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Rize Kalesi and then appreciate the views at Ayder Yaylasi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Rize holiday builder site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Goreme to Rize. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Rize, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Trabzon.
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Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trips

Trabzon — 5 nights

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trabzon: Çal Mağarası (in Duzkoy), Torul (in Gumushane) and Karaca Cave (in Torul). There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, get great views at Soumela Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, and walk around Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Trabzon driving holiday site.

Getting from Rize to Trabzon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips

Istanbul — 1 night

Queen of Cities

Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): snap pictures at Galata Koprusu, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and then stop by Ortakoy. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Sogukcesme Sokak, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then look for gifts at Soul of Anatolia - Galata, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to 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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