30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Kemer
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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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 historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel planning site.

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Sydney to Istanbul is minus 7 hours. Traveling from Sydney in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be much warmer, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Fri): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 9th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to drive to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Outdoors

Selcuk — 5 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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk tour planning app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

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.
Spend the 17th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, trot along with a tour on horseback, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip website.

Fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in July, things will get little chillier in Goreme: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can fly to Kemer.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

Kemer — 2 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): visit Kaleici and then delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Phaselis and then discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemer trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Goreme to Kemer in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in July; daily highs in Kemer reach 41°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kas.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours · Wildlife
Side Trip

Kas — 2 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.
On the 22nd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then make a trip to Lions Tomb. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tersane Koyu.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kas tour itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kemer to Kas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect little chillier evenings in Kas when traveling from Kemer in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours
Side Trips

Oludeniz — 3 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Oludeniz is known for beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, walk around Oludeniz, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and tour the pleasant surroundings at The Lycian Way.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Marmaris.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Spas
Side Trip

Marmaris — 3 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.
Step out of Marmaris to go to Dalyan and see Iztuzu Beach 2, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's much more to do: get a new perspective on things with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Marmaris sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · 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.