22 days in Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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.
Visit Ancient City of Ephesus and Public Latrine for their historical value. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Brothel, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

For reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Selcuk holiday app.

Paris, France to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Paris in July, with highs in Selcuk at 41°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
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Historic Sites

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 28th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave. On the 29th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Adventure

Oludeniz — 2 nights

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 (Sat): take a stroll through Old Town and then admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath. Keep things going the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz road trip site.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can drive to Kas.
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Outdoors · Spas · Neighborhoods · Baths
Side Trip

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Tersane Koyu (in Kekova) and Patara Beach (in Patara). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, stroll through Narr Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can go by car to Manavgat.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas
Side Trips

Manavgat — 3 nights

Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Popular historic sites such as Temple of Apollo and Ancient Theater are in your itinerary. Venture out of the city with trips to Belek Beach (in Belek), Diving Center Falcons (in Avsallar) and Kleopatra Beach (in Alanya). There's more to do: test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Manavgat road trip app.

You can drive from Kas to Manavgat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Kas in August, Manavgat is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): trot along with a tour on horseback and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

To see maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme online holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Manavgat to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.
Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , make a trip to Istiklal Caddesi, and wander the streets of Taksim Square.

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 25°C, while days are slightly colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
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Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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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