24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Kemer
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 1 night
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale attractions planner.

San Francisco, USA to Pamukkale is an approximately 18-hour flight. You'll lose 11 hours traveling from San Francisco to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 89°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 5 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 Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, don't miss a visit to Pasabag, and look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Goreme trip builder website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In June, Goreme is a bit cooler than Selcuk - with highs of 82°F and lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Kemer.
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Kemer — 2 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
On the 23rd (Thu), stop by Kaleici and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Phaselis and then see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Kemer trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Kemer takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in June: high temperatures in Kemer hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can drive to Kas.
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Kas — 1 night

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 25th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach and then scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas journey planner.

Drive from Kemer to Kas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 86°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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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 26th (Sun): hike along The Lycian Way and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz day trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 6 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, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning website.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Oludeniz in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 63°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 79°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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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