44 days in Turkey Itinerary

44 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to İstanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 12 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 10 nights
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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. Take a break from Edirne with a short trip to Ataturk Evi in Kirklareli, about 1 hour away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, browse the range of quality goods at Renk Mis Sabun, and see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Edirne day trip planning tool.

Kayseri to Edirne is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can go by car to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 12 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. On the 27th (Fri), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 7 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.
Attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) make great kid-friendly stops. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car 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.
On the 8th (Wed), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

To find maps, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary planning app.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.
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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.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Oludeniz PlajI. The adventure continues: admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, head outdoors with Billy's Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and stroll around Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: 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 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel 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.
Family-friendly places like The Land of Legends Theme Park and Lower Duden Waterfalls will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antalya: Sagalassos (in Aglasun), Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center) and Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, make a trip to Vielle ville d'Antalya, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Antalya Aquarium.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. June in Antalya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 10 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.
Horseback Riding Tours has been added to your itinerary. Change things up with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu (about 38 minutes away). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, and admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip planning app.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Antalya in June; daily highs in Goreme reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time 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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