31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Mugla
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Edirne
— 2 nights
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Ankara
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Antalya
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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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Temple of Hadrian, get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

Tel Aviv, Israel to Selcuk is an approximately 5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. In March, Selcuk is slightly colder than Tel Aviv - with highs of 19°C and lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Mugla.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours

Mugla — 4 nights

Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Mugla: Karnas Vineyards (in Bodrum City), Stratonikeia Ancient City (in Yatagan) and Dalyan Cami (in Dalyan). Next up on the itinerary: hike along Carian Trail and contemplate the long history of Serefliler Evi.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Mugla trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Mugla in 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Parks · Wineries · Outdoors
Side Trips

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 9th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

For photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale day trip planner.

You can drive from Mugla to Pamukkale in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Bursa.
Historic Sites · Tours · Nature · Parks

Bursa — 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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii and then admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hit the slopes at Kardanadam and then fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bursa journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Bursa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In March, daytime highs in Bursa are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors
Side Trip

Istanbul — 7 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, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Istanbul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in March, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Edirne.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Edirne — 2 nights

Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): snap pictures at Meric River Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Uc Serefeli Camii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque and then explore the wide array of goods at Renk Mis Sabun.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Edirne day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ankara.
Shopping · Historic Sites

Ankara — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara trip itinerary tool.

Fly from Edirne to Ankara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can catch the bus to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums

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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip planner.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in March: highs in Goreme hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can fly to Antalya.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trip

Antalya — 4 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.
Antalya is known for nature, historic sites, and sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: visit Kaleici, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, have fun and explore at Anadolu Oyuncak Muzesi, and examine the collection at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum.

Start your trip to Antalya by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in March, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 21°C and 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight back home.
Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Tours

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.

Antalya Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · 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.