33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Trabzon
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Antalya
— 5 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Bergama
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 2 nights
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Eskisehir
— 2 nights
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Trabzon — 4 nights

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Popular historic sites such as Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi and Gulbahar Hatun Cami are in your itinerary. Museum-lovers will appreciate Trabzon Sehir Muzesi and Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum. Spend the 26th (Thu) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. It doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum.

To find other places to visit and other tourist information, you can read our Trabzon day trip tool.

Istanbul to Trabzon is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Trabzon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to fly 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Zelve Open Air Museum and Love Valley. Popular historic sites such as Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: appreciate the views at Peri Bacalari, contemplate the long history of Soganli Valley, see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, and enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon.

To find more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme vacation maker.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Goreme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in May, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are little chillier (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.
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Antalya — 5 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.
Visiting TahtalI Dagi and Sarisu Beach will get you outdoors. Termessos Ruins and Yivli Minaret Mosque will appeal to history buffs. The adventure continues: skim along the rocks with a canyoning and rapelling tour, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Lara Beach, and stroll through Mermerli Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya itinerary maker.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 4 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Tlos and Ancient Rock Tombes. Explore hidden gems such as The Lycian Way and Patara Antik Kenti. Go for a jaunt from Oludeniz to Patara to see Patara Amphitheatre about 1h 10 min away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get outside with Billy's Beach, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz travel route planning site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to 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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): examine the collection at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale sightseeing planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 6 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 Efes Kent Bellegi-History Museum and Turkish Bath Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Trajan's Fountain and Magnesia Antik Kenti. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, step into the grandiose world of Keci Kalesi, examine the collection at Maket Koy, and steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 37°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Bergama.
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Bergama — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Pergamon Antik Kenti and then delve into the distant past at The Asklepion. On the next day, see the interesting displays at Bergamali Kadri Egitim Tarihi Muzesi and then examine the collection at Izmir Bergama Museum.

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Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bergama takes 2.5 hours. In June in Bergama, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Bursa.
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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 21st (Tue): examine the collection at Karagoz Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of I. Murat Hudavendigar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii and then see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read our Bursa online trip itinerary builder.

Getting from Bergama to Bursa by car takes about 3 hours. In June, daytime highs in Bursa are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Eskisehir.
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Eskisehir — 2 nights

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. On the 23rd (Thu), examine the collection at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi and then kick back and relax at Kent Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi and then take an in-depth tour of TCDD Eskisehir Muzesi.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir trip site.

Getting from Bursa to Eskisehir by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Bursa in June since evenings lows in Eskisehir dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to drive back home.
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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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Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.
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