16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 1 night
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Aponia Store. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, take a stroll through Taksim Square, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Dhaka City to Istanbul. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping

Dalyan

— 2 nights
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 15th (Thu), stop by Epoca Carpet and then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dalyan takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for somewhat warmer days in Dalyan, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 17th (Sat), look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Selcuk

— 2 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.
On the 18th (Sun), make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, then examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and then stop by Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To see where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Selcuk journey planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Theme Parks

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.
On the 20th (Tue), stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours

Manavgat

— 1 night
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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, indulge in some personalized pampering at Q Spa & Wellness, and then make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Manavgat trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Manavgat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Spas · Baths · Historic Sites

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 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.
On the 23rd (Fri), explore the world behind art at Guray Museum, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, then explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, and finally see Off-Road Tours. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme road trip planner.

Drive from Manavgat to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Manavgat in July; daily highs in Goreme reach 37°C and lows reach 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

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.