27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Oludeniz
— 7 nights
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Marmaris
— 7 nights
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Pamukkale
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz — 7 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Change things up with these side-trips from Oludeniz: Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye) and Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos). The adventure continues: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, and stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

To find where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Oludeniz online journey planner.

Istanbul to Oludeniz is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Oludeniz: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips

Marmaris — 7 nights

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Get out of town with these interesting Marmaris side-trips: Sultaniye Thermals and Mud Baths (in Koycegiz), Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan) and Azmak Nehri (in Akyaka). Next up on the itinerary: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, see what you can catch with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, and contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri.

To find reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Fri) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Side Trips

Selcuk — 7 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.
Step out of Selcuk to go to Gumuldur and see Yali Castle Aquapark, which is approximately 44 minutes away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Side Trips

Pamukkale — 5 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamukkale: Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). The adventure continues: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale day trip planning website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.