18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
3
Palamutbuku
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Fly
5
Istanbul
— 8 nights
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Mon): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale day trip planner.

Moscow, Russia to Pamukkale is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, ferry, bus, and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Selcuk

— 5 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Heracles Gate. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and Public Latrine. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, step into the grandiose world of Ayasoluk Castle, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and kick back and relax at Pamucak Beach.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Selcuk online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Palamutbuku.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Beaches

Palamutbuku

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Palamutbükü Plajı and then kick back and relax at Akvaryum PlajI.

To see reviews, ratings, and tourist information, use the Palamutbuku trip itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Selcuk to Palamutbuku in 4 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Palamutbuku can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Palamutbuku

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Oludeniz tour itinerary maker site.

Getting from Palamutbuku to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Palamutbuku in July, with highs in Oludeniz at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Wildlife · Tours · Parks

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 8 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.
Anas Crecca Travel has been added to your itinerary. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, wander the streets of Taksim Square, get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, and stop by Ortakoy.

For ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Oludeniz in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

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.