58 days in Turkey Itinerary

58 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Adiyaman
— 3 nights
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Gaziantep
— 6 nights
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Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 13 nights
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Edirne
— 6 nights
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Ankara
— 7 nights
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Adiyaman — 3 nights

You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Mount Nemrut and Adiyaman Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Arsemia Antik Kenti (in Kahta) and Sire Bazaar (Dried Apricot Bazaar) (in Malatya).

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Adiyaman vacation builder site.

Mardin to Adiyaman is an approximately 4-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 18°C in November, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Gaziantep.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks · Museums
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Gaziantep — 6 nights

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Zeugma Mosaic Museum and Bakircilar Carsisi. Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Gaziantep Castle, explore the ancient world of Zeugma Belkis Antik Kent, examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, and meet the residents at Gaziantep Zoo.

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Traveling by car from Adiyaman to Gaziantep takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Adiyaman in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Gaziantep, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel to Guzelyurt.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Zoos & Aquariums
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Guzelyurt, Cappadocia — 2 nights

On the 5th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Red Church and then examine the collection at Nigde Museum. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, and then steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt day trip planning app.

Getting from Gaziantep to Guzelyurt by car takes about 5.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can drive to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature
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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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Love Valley and Zemi Valley. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Kayseri (Mount Erciyes, Erciyes Ski Resort, &more). Spend the 8th (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, relax and rejuvenate at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and examine the collection at Cappadocia Art & History Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Goreme online trip planner.

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Goreme in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 6°C, while at night they dip to -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Selcuk.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums
Side Trips

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Temple of Hadrian and Ayasoluk Castle. Next up on the itinerary: examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Trajan's Fountain, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in December: high temperatures in Selcuk hover around 15°C and lows are around 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Pamukkale — 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Balloon Rides and Pamukkale Winery. Step out of Pamukkale with an excursion to Tripolis Antik Kenti in Denizli--about 34 minutes away. There's still lots to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stroll around Camlik Mesire Yeri, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.
Parks · Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature
Side Trip

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.
Explore hidden gems such as Old Town and The Lycian Way. Explore Oludeniz's surroundings by going to Xanthos Antik Kenti (in Kalkan) and Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara). There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, make a splash at Oludeniz Waterworld Aquapark, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz tour builder app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In December, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to fly to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Trails · Theme Parks
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Istanbul — 13 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Fatih Mosque and Complex. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi.

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Fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Oludeniz in December, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Edirne.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Edirne — 6 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. Discover out-of-the-way places like Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum and Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirklareli (Istasyon Caddesi & Ataturk Evi) and Tekirdag (Orta Camii & Tekirdag Museum). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii, steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, and appreciate the history behind Fatih Sultan Mehmet Heykeli.

To see ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Edirne holiday builder tool.

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ankara.
Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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Ankara — 7 nights

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii). The adventure continues: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, take an in-depth tour of PTT Pul Muzesi, appreciate the history behind Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, and don't miss a visit to Hamamonu Restored Area.

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Fly from Edirne to Ankara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Ankara are 1°C, while nighttime lows are 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.