16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Dalyan
— 1 night
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Icmeler
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 5 nights
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Alanya
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Dalyan

— 1 night
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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs and then delve into the distant past at Kaunos. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Calis Beach and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip itinerary planning tool.

London, UK to Dalyan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Greenwich Mean Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 3 hour difference. Traveling from London in June, things will get a bit warmer in Dalyan: highs are around 35°C and lows about 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Beaches

Side Trips

Icmeler

— 1 night
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 14th (Mon), browse the eclectic array of goods at Turunc Pazari, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, and finally kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Icmeler attractions planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Icmeler in 2 hours. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Dalyan in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Icmeler, with lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Shopping · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Kas

— 2 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.
On the 15th (Tue), explore the activities along Kalekoy Harbour and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. On the 16th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Xanthos Antik Kenti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı, and then explore the ancient world of Patara Antik Kenti.

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Drive from Icmeler to Kas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Icmeler to Kas, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Icmeler in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Kas. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Konyaalti Beach and Moon Light Parki. Discover out-of-the-way places like Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Laura Shopping Center. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Side (Ancient Theater & Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)), Phaselis (in Tekirova) and Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Cirali Beach, explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

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You can drive from Kas to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Antalya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Alanya

— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, and then admire the striking features of Kizilkule. On your second day here, Head underground at Dim Cave, admire the sheer force of Dimcay, and then explore the ancient world of Hamaxia.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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 outdoors at Pasabag and Horseback Riding Tours. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Uchisar Castle. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), see Off-Road Tours, and steep yourself in history at Zelve Open Air Museum.

For other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, read Goreme holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Goreme takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.