32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 8 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 4 nights
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Riyadh

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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: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, see Off-Road Tours, and admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley.

For photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning tool.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in May; daily highs in Goreme reach 27°C and lows reach 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.
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Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center), Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer) and Side (Q Spa & Wellness & Temple of Apollo). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Sagalassos, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina.

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Antalya online route maker.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in June, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 36°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Oludeniz.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Baths · Outdoors
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.
Take a break from Oludeniz with a short trip to Tlos in Fethiye, about 48 minutes away. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, hike along The Lycian Way, and stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary tool.

Getting from Antalya to Oludeniz by combination of bus and taxi takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive. In June, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Shopping
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 12th (Mon): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then push the limits with an extreme tour. On the 13th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stop by Dogan Onyx factory.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · 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: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum.

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

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks

Istanbul — 8 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find reviews and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul route planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in June, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are little chillier, around 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edirne.
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Edirne — 4 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. Edirne is known for sightseeing, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, visit Karaagac, pause for some photo ops at Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami.

To see other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edirne trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride back home.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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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