60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Manavgat
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 5 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Kas
— 5 nights
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Fethiye
— 5 nights
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
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Bodrum City
— 5 nights
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
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Edirne
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Guzelyurt (Guzelyurt Valley Monastery & Ihlara Valley) and Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip maker website.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Goreme is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Jakarta to Goreme is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Goreme to be cooler, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Manavgat.
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Manavgat — 4 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manavgat: Scuba Turtle Diving (in Incekum) and Alanya (Alanya Shipyard, Kleopatra Beach, &more). There's still lots to do: test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, and contemplate the long history of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Manavgat online sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Manavgat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in October; daily highs in Manavgat reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Isparta (Prof. Dr. Turan Yazgan Hali ve Kilim Muzesi & Firdevs Bey Cami ve Bedesteni), Kemer (Calis Tepesi & TahtalI Dagi) and Sagalassos (in Aglasun). There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive 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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Mon): get outside with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: push the limits with an extreme tour, look for gifts at Dogan Onyx factory, then admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To see ratings and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale online vacation planner.

Drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kas.
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Kas — 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Demre (Kale) (Rock tombs in Myra, Myra Antik Kenti, &more), Arch of Triumph (in Patara) and Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Spa Marin Collection). The adventure continues: soak in style at Spa Marin, explore the activities along Gombe Yaylasi, enjoy the sand and surf at Tersane Koyu, and view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Kas day trip website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Fethiye.
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Fethiye — 5 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Fethiye: Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area & Dalyan Cami) and Babadag (in Oludeniz). Next up on the itinerary: push the limits with an extreme tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, stroll around Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI, and explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Fethiye online trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Fethiye are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Dalyan (Kaunos, Lycian Rock Tombs, &more) and Azmak Nehri (in Akyaka). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, see exotic creatures in open habitats at Marmaris Travel Center, and delve into the distant past at Loryma.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Marmaris attractions planning tool.

Drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bodrum City: Euromos Ruins (in Milas), Temple of Apollo (in Didim) and Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center, explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, go for a stroll along the water at Milta Bodrum Marina, and look for gifts at Ocean Jewellery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bodrum City tour itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Selcuk side-trips: Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Aydin (KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi & Nysa Ruins). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Selcuk vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bodrum City in November; daily highs in Selcuk reach 22°C and lows reach 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 2 nights

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 15th (Tue): take in the history at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at BayraklI Baba Turbesi, and finally don't miss a visit to Azaplar Camii.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Gallipoli trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 5.5 hours. In November in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Edirne.
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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. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Kirklareli (Aicha Lavanta & Ataturk Evi). There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, explore the wide array of goods at Renk Mis Sabun, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne sightseeing planner.

Getting from Gallipoli to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 9 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planning website.

You can drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Istanbul are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) 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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