26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Konya
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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5
Kas
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace will thrill your kids. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Birmingham, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Birmingham to Istanbul. Traveling from Birmingham in July, expect Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, temps between 34°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to fly to Konya.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Konya — 2 nights

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Thu): engage your brain at Konya Science Center and then appreciate the history behind Ataturk Aniti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Hoca Hasan Camii and then steep yourself in history at Mevlana Muzesi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Konya trip maker website.

Getting from Istanbul to Konya by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Konya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can drive to Goreme.
Museums · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums
Side Trip

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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu--about 38 minutes away. Spend the 31st (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

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You can drive from Konya to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Goreme, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

Antalya — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Q Spa & Wellness and Kaleici. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye), Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center) and Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat). There's more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in August since evenings lows in Antalya dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Kas.
Spas · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods · Baths
Side Trips

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.
On the 6th (Sat), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, and then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kas road trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Kas is slightly colder than Antalya - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sat) so you can go by car to Fethiye.
Outdoors · Tours · Adventure · Beaches

Fethiye — 2 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sun): look for gifts at Epoca Carpet and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye tour planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Fethiye are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.
Nature · Parks · Tours · Outdoors
Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. Keep things going the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag and then soothe aching muscles at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

For reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Oludeniz online travel route builder.

Oludeniz is very close to Fethiye. In August in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas

Pamukkale — 3 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, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planning website.

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trip

Selcuk — 3 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.
Bring the kids along to Ancient City of Ephesus and Camlik Locomotive Museum. There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can catch the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
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.