30 days in Turkey & Rhodes Itinerary

30 days in Turkey & Rhodes Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Gallipoli, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Bergama, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmir, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Ferry
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Kas, Turkey
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Bus
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Ankara, Turkey
— 1 night
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Bursa, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi) and Fatih Mosque and Complex. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, snap pictures at Bosphorus Bridge, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Theodosius.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

Cartagena, Colombia to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In June, Istanbul is little chillier than Cartagena - with highs of 30°C and lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Gallipoli.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Tours

Gallipoli, Turkey — 1 night

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): make a trip to Hellas Memorial, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azaplar Camii.

To find other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Gallipoli trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Gallipoli takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Gallipoli sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Bergama.
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Historic Sites

Bergama, Turkey — 1 night

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): make a trip to Haci Hekim Hamami, then explore the ancient world of The Asklepion, and then explore the ancient world of Pergamon Antik Kenti.

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You can drive from Gallipoli to Bergama in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Bergama sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can go by car to Izmir.
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Historic Sites

Izmir, Turkey — 3 nights

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Voodoo Beach and KEY Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Fishing Charters & Tours (in Foca) and Mount Spil (in Manisa). There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh, browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center, see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Izmir Museum of History and Art.

To see where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Izmir online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bergama to Izmir takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bergama in June, expect Izmir to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
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Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Shopping
Side Trips

Pamukkale, Turkey — 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): witness a stunning natural landmark at Ece Otel Restaurant, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then make a trip to Tripolis Antik Kenti, and finally learn more about the world around you at Laodikeia Antik Kenti.

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You can drive from Izmir to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.
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Fethiye, Turkey — 3 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Explore hidden gems such as Fethiye Port and Ancient Rock Tombes. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, Iztuzu Beach 2, &more). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Old Town, push the limits with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to ride a ferry to Rhodes Town.
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Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches
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Rhodes Town, Greece — 3 nights

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monastery Tsambika and Stegna Beach. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Rhodes Town: Vlycha Beach (in Vlycha), Kalathos Beach (in Kalathos) and Rodos Nature - Folklore Museum (in Kolimbia). There's still lots to do: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take in the spiritual surroundings of Saint Nectarios Church, contemplate the long history of Street of the Knights, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rhodes Town trip planner.

Traveling by ferry from Fethiye to Rhodes Town takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Fethiye in July, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Rhodes Town: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to ride a ferry to Kas.
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Kas, Turkey — 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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, glide peacefully along the water with some of the best stand-up paddleboarding in the area, enjoy the sand and surf at Cinarlar Plaji, then stop by Silver Harmoni, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, then delve into the distant past at Patara Amphitheatre, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Beach.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Kas online trip builder.

Traveling by ferry from Rhodes Town to Kas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rhodes Town to Kas due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rhodes Town in July, expect little chillier with lows of 24°C in Kas. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Antalya.
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Antalya, Turkey — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Fri): go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina and then stop by Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sat): walk around Ataturk ParkI, then walk around Karaalioglu Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antalya trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Love Valley and Red Valley. There's lots more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Soganli Valley, and see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, Goreme is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Ankara.
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Ankara, Turkey — 1 night

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 14th (Thu), walk around Ahlatlibel Tesisleri Parki, see the interesting displays at Natural History Museum, and then walk around Segmenler ParkI.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Ankara trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Bursa.
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Bursa, Turkey — 2 nights

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at I. Murat Hudavendigar Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Karagoz Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu Baba FIrInI ve Cilehanesi, and then appreciate the history behind Tombs of Osman and Orhan.

To find ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bursa road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Bursa takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Ankara in July, you will find days in Bursa are somewhat warmer (36°C), and nights are slightly colder (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sat) so you can 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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Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.
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Rhodes travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Nightlife
Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.
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Antalya Province travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.
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Ankara Province travel guide

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History Museums · Specialty Museums · Natural History Museums
The vast plains of Ankara Province are home to the nation's capital, the bustling city of Ankara. Ankara serves as the country's political and commercial center, largely because of its crucial historical position as a crossroads between Turkey's highway and railway networks. The province thrives on its famed Angora goats, cats, rabbits, wool, pears, honey, and Muscat grapes. Visitors have a wealth of things to do and see, including museums, parks, shopping, archaeological sites, mosques, and modern monuments. Amid the government buildings, opera houses, and concert halls, admire the small houses stacked along the hillsides, hiding stories of the bustling province's humble origins.
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