30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Antalya
— 2 nights
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Izmir
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Bursa
— 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.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Step off the beaten path and head to Istiklal Caddesi and Halic. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, stroll through Florya Sahil Parkı, stop by Sultanahmet District, and admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour planner.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between 14°C and 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.
Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

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.
For shopping fun, head to Sultan Carpet or Antikite Ottoman. Discover out-of-the-way places like Uchisar Castle and Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: explore the galleries of Zelve Open Air Museum, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), enjoy some diversion at Naile Art Gallery, and steep yourself in history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect slightly colder with lows of 1°C in Goreme. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Antalya.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Nature
Side Trips

Antalya — 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.
On the 11th (Fri), enjoy breathtaking views from Antalya Saat Kulesi and then wander the streets of Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi.

For where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in March; daily highs in Antalya reach 21°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Izmir.
Neighborhoods · Museums

Izmir — 2 nights

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, and then learn about winemaking at Urla Winery. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Karsiyaka Carsisi, then view the masterpieces at Arkas Art Center, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pirlanta Beach.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Izmir route planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, Izmir is little chillier than Antalya - with highs of 9°C and lows of 0°C. You will leave for Selcuk on the 15th (Tue).
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bibliotheque de Celsus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ephesus Terrace Houses and Ancient City of Ephesus. Step out of Selcuk to go to Soke and see Novada Outlet, which is approximately 36 minutes away. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way.

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Traveling by car from Izmir to Selcuk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Izmir in March, expect Selcuk to be a bit warmer, temps between 19°C and 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then visit Karahayit. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: browse the different shops at Forum Camlik, buy something for everyone on your list at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, and then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery.

To find traveler tips, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Pamukkale road trip site.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
Shopping · Wineries · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip

Marmaris — 1 night

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.
On the 20th (Sun), look for gifts at Pasha & CO Fine Jewelry, then stop by Latina Goldsmiths, then look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, and finally stroll through Icmeler Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach.

To see maps, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris travel planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. March in Marmaris sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kas.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): stroll through Patara Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed): stop by Silver Harmoni, explore the galleries of Tugra Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Sandal@, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Kas online itinerary planner.

Drive from Marmaris to Kas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.
Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping
Side Trip

Fethiye — 3 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 24th (Thu): stop by Desire Jewellery, explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, then stop by Infinity Jewel, then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and finally take a stroll through Old Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: race across the water with Escape Adventures and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Fethiye sees daily highs of 21°C and lows of 9°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly to Bursa.
Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites · Parks
Side Trips

Bursa — 3 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 27th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), then explore the fascinating underground world of Oylat Thermal Spring, and then take a stroll through Cumalikizik. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Uluumay Museum of Ottoman Folk Costumes and Jewelry and then hunt for treasures at Koza Hani.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bursa road trip planning app.

Traveling by flight from Fethiye to Bursa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Fethiye in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Bursa, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Tue) to allow time for the flight back home.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Spas
Side Trip

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.