33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 4 nights
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
6
Kemer
— 3 nights
Fly
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
8
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
9
Edirne
— 2 nights
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Baths of Varius and Turkish Bath Museum. Get a sense of the local culture at Grotto of the Seven Sleepers and Keci Kalesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selcuk: Aydin (Aydin Museum, Nysa Ruins, &more) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Selcuk Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and explore the ancient world of Brothel.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk itinerary builder site.

Toronto, Canada to Selcuk is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. While traveling from Toronto, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.
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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
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Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Parks
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Marmaris — 4 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.
Let the collections at Marmaris Balevi and Halici Ahmet Urkay capture your imagination. Do some cultural sightseeing at Carian rock tombs and Datca Peninsula. Change things up with these side-trips from Marmaris: Mugla Museum (in Mugla), Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Turunc) and Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (in Dalyan). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, explore the activities along Lake Koycegiz, and see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

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Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 2 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, then get engrossed in the history at Fethiye Museum, then take a stroll through Old Town, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz online trip planner.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kas.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): make a trip to Lions Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the local landmark of Patara Ruins, then delve into the distant past at Patara Amphitheatre, and then explore the ancient world of Arch of Triumph.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kas trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Kas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kemer.
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Kemer — 3 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
You'll explore and learn at Antalya Toy Museum and Sandland. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Blue World Diving Center and Ataturk House & Museum. There's lots more to do: pause for some photo ops at Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and explore the striking landscape of Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemer online tour planner.

You can drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kemer are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
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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.
Let the collections at Zelve Open Air Museum and Cappadocia Art & History Museum capture your imagination. Visit Mazi Yeralti Sehri and Ortahisar Kalesi for their historical value. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Nevsehir (Hacibektas & Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi). Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Guray Museum, get great views at Sunset Point, appreciate the views at Gomeda Vadisi, and explore the striking landscape at Love Valley.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip app.

Traveling by flight from Kemer to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemer in June, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 32°C and 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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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.
Buyuk Mecidiye Cami and Ocakli Castle will appeal to history buffs. Let the collections at Istanbul Toy Museum and Madame Tussauds Istanbul capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Nuruosmaniye Camii, steep yourself in history at Kucuksu Pavilion, explore the historical opulence of Ihlamur Pavilion, and don't miss a visit to Haydarpasa Terminal.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Edirne.
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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. To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne holiday maker app.

Drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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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