21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly

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Istanbul — 5 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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Fethiye.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Fethiye — 3 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Go for a jaunt from Fethiye to Dalyan to see Iztuzu Beach 2 about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, push the limits with an extreme tour, and stop by Bazaar Anatolia.

For traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, use the Fethiye online tour planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can go by car to Kas.
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Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches
Side Trips

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): indulge in some personalized pampering at Spa Marin, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: head off the coast to Kekova Island, then look for gifts at Lbs, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Kas road trip app.

Getting from Fethiye to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a 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) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Side Trip

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.
On the 10th (Wed), soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale road trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Selcuk.
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Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Selcuk — 4 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk driving holiday planning site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 4 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.
When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, soak in style at Turkish baths, take in the pleasant sights at Gore Harabeleri, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time 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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