16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Icmeler
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Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Icmeler

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. On the 3rd (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum, see Off-Road Tours, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and finally stop by Kurt Jewellery.

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New Delhi, India to Icmeler is an approximately 14-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from New Delhi to Icmeler, you'll gain 3.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from New Delhi in July, with highs in Icmeler at 35°C and lows at 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

3
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Babadag and Xanthos Antik Kenti. Escape the urban bustle at Patara Plajı and Kekova Island. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara) and Spas (in Oludeniz). There's much more to do: go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour, look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, and see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip builder.

You can drive from Icmeler to Kas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Kas. Expect little chillier evenings in Kas when traveling from Icmeler in July, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

3
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Antalya

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.
Let the collections at Antalya Muzesi and Side Museum capture your imagination. Popular historic sites such as Ancient Theater and Hadrian's Gate are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Olympos Ruins (in Olympos), Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) (in Side) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls and browse the range of quality goods at Balon Park.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 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 up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

2
nights
Alanya

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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, then Head underground at Dim Cave, and then explore the galleries of Kizilkule. On your second day here, explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi and then go for a walk through Alanya LimanI.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Alanya route planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Off-Road Tours and Uchisar Castle. Do some cultural sightseeing at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme travel route app.

Drive from Alanya to Goreme in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. July in Goreme sees daily highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

3
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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.
On the 15th (Thu), shop like a local with Istiklal Caddesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Sat) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

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.