15 days in Turkey & Sicily Itinerary

15 days in Turkey & Sicily Itinerary

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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive
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Alanya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya, Turkey
— 5 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Taxi to Fethiye, Ferry to Rhodos, Fly to Palermo
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San Vito lo Capo, Italy
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Fri), see Off-Road Tours and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary maker tool.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Alanya, Turkey

— 2 nights
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 19th (Sun), Head underground at Dim Cave, then take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach. On your second day here, take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI, then step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, and then brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Alanya trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Goreme to Alanya in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Antalya, Turkey

— 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.
Take a break from the city and head to Goynuk Canyon and Cirali Beach. Discover out-of-the-way places like Olympos Ruins and Tyche Tapinagi. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami (in Beldibi), Phaselis (in Tekirova) and Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo). The adventure continues: steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, wander the streets of Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya online itinerary maker.

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Turkey

— 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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, then take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki, then Head underground at Mavi Magara, and finally take in the awesome beauty at Babadag. On your second day here, take a stroll through Old Town, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see more things to do, maps, and tourist information, go to the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect little chillier evenings in Oludeniz when traveling from Antalya in July, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to San Vito lo Capo.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

San Vito lo Capo, Italy

— 4 nights
A vacation in San Vito lo Capo offers a chance to enjoy a sheltered bay and a town with distinctive Arab-Norman architecture.
Get outdoors at Grotta Mangiapane and Riserva Naturale Dello Zingaro. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Baia Santa Margherita, Castelluzzo di S.Vito Lo Capo and Riserva Naturale Saline Di Trapani E Paceco. Step out of San Vito lo Capo with an excursion to Selinunte Archaeological Park in Marinella di Selinunte--about 1h 15 min away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, steep yourself in history at Chiesa di Sant'Oliva, and kick back and relax at Spiaggia di Macari.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our San Vito lo Capo vacation planner.

Do a combination of taxi, ferry, and flight from Oludeniz to San Vito lo Capo in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from Oludeniz to San Vito lo Capo is minus 2 hours. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Oludeniz in July: highs in San Vito lo Capo hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 31st (Fri).

Things to do in San Vito lo Capo

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.

Sicily travel guide

4.5
Beaches · Ruins · Churches
The largest island in the Mediterranean Sea, Sicily is a ruggedly attractive land. The island has a long history of foreign domination and has been controlled by the Greeks, Romans, Arabs, and Normans. The result is a distinct culture blending elements from all of those areas and featuring an intriguing dialect. This is a huge island with plenty of small villages to tour, each with its own treasures. Beyond the popular coastal areas, Sicily's inland attractions include an unspoiled landscape of mountains, hills, and villages that sometimes seem frozen in time. While the natural environment is its biggest draw, Sicily's greatest asset may be its people. They are proud of their traditions and incredibly hospitable to visitors.