40 days in London & Turkey Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 8 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Bozcaada, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Kas, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
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Dalyan, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Palamutbuku, Turkey
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Bodrum City, Turkey
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London, United Kingdom — 8 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Covent Garden and Genius Treasure Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at West Wittering Beach and Bosham Quay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: The Great Hall (in Winchester), Birdland (in Bourton-on-the-Water) and Salisbury (Mompesson House & Stonehenge). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Buckingham Palace, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Westminster Abbey, and get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum.

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Kuwait City, Kuwait to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Kuwait City to London. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in London reach 26°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sun) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Sinan Pasa Turbesi in Gallipoli--about 3h 45 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

To see traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route builder site.

You can fly from London to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Turkey — 4 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.
Visit Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Goreme National Park for their historical value. Step out of the city life by going to Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours. There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and stop by Antikite Ottoman.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goreme holiday maker site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk, Turkey — 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.
Appreciate the collections at Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik, approximately Germencik away. Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, and explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planning website.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Goreme in August, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can drive to Bozcaada.
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Bozcaada, Turkey — 2 nights

Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 28th (Mon): kick back and relax at Ayana Plaji, stop by Zeynep Aksu GLASS STUDIO, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Akvaryum Koyu. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Ayazma Plaji and then stroll through Beylik Koyu.

For where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Bozcaada online trip builder.

Getting from Selcuk to Bozcaada by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Bozcaada to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale, Turkey — 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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 30th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis. Keep things going the next day: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale journey planner.

Traveling by car from Bozcaada to Pamukkale takes 6.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kas.
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Kas, Turkey — 5 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Kaputas Beach and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Let the collections at Atelier Thalia and Tugra Art Gallery capture your imagination. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Tersane Koyu (in Kekova), Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca) and Patara Beach (in Patara). And it doesn't end there: soak in style at Spa Marin, kick back and relax at Narr Beach, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Incebogaz Plaji.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Kas trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz, Turkey — 1 night

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): indulge in some personalized pampering at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz driving holiday planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalyan.
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Dalyan, Turkey — 2 nights

Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Thu): slough off your stress at Mimi's Beauty Center, then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2, and then kick back and relax at Sarigerme Public Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Gallery Iz and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dalyan trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Palamutbuku.
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Palamutbuku, Turkey — 1 night

Start off your visit on the 9th (Sat): kick back and relax at Palamutbükü Plajı and then kick back and relax at Akvaryum PlajI.

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Traveling by car from Dalyan to Palamutbuku takes 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Dalyan in September since evenings lows in Palamutbuku dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City, Turkey — 4 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Get in touch with nature at Mor Plaj and Aquapro Dive Center. You'll get in some beach time at Yaliciftlik Sahili and Kumbahce Sahili. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bodrum City: Akvaryum Koyu (in Datca) and Karaincir Plaji (in Akyarlar). There's still lots to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Gun Batimi Plaji, enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach, and look for gifts at Zeytinlik The Olive Grove.

To find traveler tips, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Bodrum City road trip site.

Traveling by car from Palamutbuku to Bodrum City takes 2 hours. In September, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Wed) to allow time to fly 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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