13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— Few hours
2
Buyukada
— 2 nights
3
Sakarya
— 1 night
4
Ankara
— 1 night
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
6
Konya
— 1 night
7
Kas
— 1 night
8
Oludeniz
— 1 night
9
Pamukkale
— 1 night
10
Istanbul
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): look for gifts at Aponia Store, then take a stroll through Istiklal Street, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul travel tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Buyukada.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Galata Tower
4.3
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Religious Site
Suleymaniye Cami
4.9
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Neighborhood
Istiklal Street
3.6

2
nights
Buyukada

Buyukada ©
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take in the spiritual surroundings of Aya Yorgi Church, kick back and relax at Eskibag Plaji, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Nakibey Plaj.

To find photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Buyukada day trip planning tool.

You can travel from Istanbul to Buyukada in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Buyukada can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can drive to Sakarya.

Things to do in Buyukada

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Beach
Nakibey Plaj
1.5
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Religious Site
Aya Yorgi Church
4.3

1
night
Sakarya

Sakarya ©
On the 5th (Wed), let little ones run wild at Sakarya Park, browse the different shops at Agora Adapazari AVM, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orhan Gazi Camii, and finally examine the collection at Earthquake & Cultural Museum.

For where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Sakarya planning site.

Traveling by journey from Buyukada to Sakarya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Buyukada in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sakarya, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Sakarya

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Fun & Games

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Orhan Gazi Camii
4.5
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Shopping Mall
Agora Adapazari AVM
4.0
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Playground
Sakarya Park
2.9

1
night
Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

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.
On the 6th (Thu), admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), then stop by Mohair&Angora Flagship Store, and then buy something for everyone on your list at ANKAmall Alisveris Merkezi. On the 7th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Ankara Castle, and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Ankara trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Sakarya to Ankara by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. When traveling from Sakarya in August, plan for slightly colder days in Ankara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Walking Area
Ankara Castle
3.8
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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
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Specialty Museum
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
4.8

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goreme itinerary site.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in August: highs in Goreme hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
4.8

1
night
Konya

Konya ©

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 9th (Sun), take a stroll through Konya Kultur Sokagi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, and then steep yourself in history at Mevlana Muzesi.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Konya itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Konya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your trip
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Religious Site
Aziziye Cami
4.9
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History Museum
Mevlana Muzesi
4.6

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
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.
On the 10th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Fly Lycia Paragliding, then explore the ancient world of Hellenistic Theatre, then kick back and relax at Big Pebble Beach, and finally stroll through Kaputas Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Kas online route maker.

You can drive from Konya to Kas in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip
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Parasailing / Paragliding
Fly Lycia Paragliding
4.8

1
night
Oludeniz

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 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Highlights from your trip
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Historic Site
Downtown Fethiye
4.0

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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 12th (Wed): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hierapolis
4.7

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

On the 13th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. On the next day, see some colorful creatures with Deepist Diving & Travel, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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

Drive from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll have a few hours on the 15th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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