45 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 5 nights
Drive
5
Marmaris
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Dalyan
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Manavgat
— 3 nights
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10
Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly
11
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Istanbul — 6 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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Gama Galleryfor some retail therapy. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday planning site.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Lahore in October, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) so you can fly to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 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.
On the 4th (Fri), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale route maker site.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Trajan's Fountain, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and don't miss a visit to Byzantine acquaducts.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk vacation maker tool.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 5 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Visit Akvaryum PlajI and Didim ManastIr Koyu for some beach relaxation. Get out of town with these interesting Bodrum City side-trips: Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and HayItbuku PlajI (in Datca). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Yaliciftlik Sahili, enjoy the sand and surf at Torba Plaji, learn about winemaking at Vinbodrum, and discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City travel route app.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in November, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bodrum City, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 5 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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Icmeler Beach and Oren PlajI. Get out of town with these interesting Marmaris side-trips: Cleopatra's Beach (in Bitez), Akvaryum Koyu (in Datca) and Turunc Sahil (in Turunc). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, stroll through Karaincir Plaji, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siteler Sirinyer Cami.

Plan trip to Marmaris with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Bodrum City to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Marmaris, with lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dalyan.
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Dalyan — 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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): soak in style at Belediye Hamami, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2. Keep things going the next day: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Sarigerme Public Beach.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dalyan attractions planning app.

You can drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) 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.
On the 23rd (Wed), kick back and relax at Calis Beach and then stroll through The Lycian Way. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Desire Jewellery, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz visit planning app.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 3 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.
Relax by the water at Kaputas Beach and Tersane Koyu. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova) and Patara (Arch of Triumph & Patara Beach). There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, tour the pleasant surroundings at Narr Beach, and don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas day trip website.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, daytime highs in Kas are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Manavgat.
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Manavgat — 3 nights

Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
You'll get in some beach time at Kleopatra Beach and Seaside Beach Lounge. When in Manavgat, make a side trip to see Kedi Evi in Alanya, approximately Alanya away. There's still lots to do: test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness, take in the spiritual surroundings of Manavgat Mosque, admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Manavgat trip itinerary maker tool.

Drive from Kas to Manavgat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. November in Manavgat sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Cirali Beach and Karaoz Sahili. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Bucht Von Adrasan (in Adrasan) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). Next up on the itinerary: stop by Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, play a few rounds at Antalya Golf Club, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Konyaalti Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya travel tool.

Getting from Manavgat to Antalya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 7 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Antalya to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Antalya in December, plan for much colder days in Goreme, with highs around 6°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to 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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