21 days in Turkey, Poland & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

21 days in Turkey, Poland & Abu Dhabi Itinerary

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates
— 4 nights
Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Marmaris
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Marmaris, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly
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Krakow, Poland
— 2 nights
Fly
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Gdansk, Poland
— 2 nights
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Warsaw, Poland
— 3 nights

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Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates

— 4 nights
Take a trip to Abu Dhabi to discover a modern metropolis built on a strip of land jutting out into the Persian Gulf.
Take a break from the city and head to Saadiyat Beach Club and Waterskiing & Jetskiing. Al Jahili Fort and St. Joseph's Cathedral will appeal to history buffs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Abu Dhabi: Al Ain (Bin Helal Tower, Sheikh Zayed Palace Museum, &more). Spend the 20th (Tue) exploring nature at Mangrove National Park. The adventure continues: play a few rounds at Saadiyat Beach Golf Club, steep yourself in history at Dhafeer Fort, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Andrews Church, and take in the views from Sheikh Zayed Bridge.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Abu Dhabi vacation planner.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Abu Dhabi International Airport, Dubai International Airport and Al Maktoum International Airport. In April, plan for daily highs up to 94°F, and evening lows to 75°F. On the 21st (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Marmaris.

Things to do in Abu Dhabi

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Marmaris, Turkey

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 22nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Mustafa Kemal Ataturk, see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, and then identify plant and animal life at Arbat Travel Turizm. On the next day, walk around Ataturk Park, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Siteler Sirinyer Cami.

For traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Marmaris trip itinerary site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Abu Dhabi to Marmaris. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, Marmaris is cooler than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 71°F and lows of 50°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Tours · Adventure · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi, wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, and finally relax and rejuvenate at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath. On your second day here, trek along The Lycian Way, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari.

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Getting from Marmaris to Oludeniz by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 71°F in April, and nighttime lows around 50°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Trails · Parks

Side Trip

Antalya, Turkey

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): tee off at Carya Golf Club, then play a few rounds at Sueno Hotels Golf Belek, and then play a few rounds at Antalya Golf Club. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: fly like a bird with Tour in Pamukkale and then admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antalya road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or drive. In April in Antalya, expect temperatures between 72°F during the day and 52°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Golf · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Goreme, Turkey

— 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 28th (Wed), appreciate the views at Peri Bacalari, explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, then get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and finally look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Lucky Horse Ranch, then appreciate the views at Soganli Valley, then appreciate the views at Red Valley, and finally do a tasting at Kocabag Winery.

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Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Antalya in April, with highs in Goreme at 66°F and lows at 40°F. On the 30th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Krakow.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Krakow, Poland

— 2 nights

Slavic Rome

One of Poland's oldest cities, Krakow sits at the foot of the Carpathian Mountains, its historical town center nestled on the left bank of the Vistula River.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sat): appreciate the history behind Statue of Jan Karski, make a trip to Szeroka Street, get to know the fascinating history of Ulica Grodzka, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Barbara's Church, then don't miss a visit to St. John the Baptist and St. John the Evangelist Church, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Lord's Transfiguration Church. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Holy Saviour, head outdoors with Meadows of Cracow, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika św. Floriana w Krakowie, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of the Holy Cross.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Krakow holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Krakow takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Goreme to Krakow. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goreme in April: highs in Krakow hover around 57°F, while lows dip to 38°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Gdansk.

Things to do in Krakow

Historic Sites · Outdoors

Gdansk, Poland

— 2 nights

World Capital of Amber

Although its history goes back a thousand years, Gdansk represents one of Poland's most modern urban centers, its thriving economy boosted by a lively tourism sector.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Sacred Heart Church, enjoy breathtaking views from Brama Targowa, then see the interesting displays at Museum of Archaeology and History in Elblag, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Nicholas Cathedral (Katedra Sw. Mikolaja), and finally appreciate the history behind Monument to Pope John Paul II. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: visit a coastal fixture at North Harbor Lighthouse, pause for some serene contemplation at St. John's Church (Kosciol sw. Jana), contemplate the long history of Court of the Fraternity of St. George, then steep yourself in history at Brama Wyzynna, and finally head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Gdansk trip builder app.

You can fly from Krakow to Gdansk in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 63°F in May, and nighttime lows around 45°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Warsaw.

Things to do in Gdansk

Historic Sites · Tours · Adventure · Outdoors

Side Trips

Warsaw, Poland

— 3 nights

Phoenix City

Warsaw draws big crowds with its seemingly unstoppable energy, exemplified by the city's explosive nightlife and thriving music scene.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Wed): wander the streets of Praga Polnoc, then contemplate the long history of Umschlagplatz, then take a stroll through Memorial at Mila 18, and finally examine the collection at Pinball Station - Pinball & Arcade Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: browse the exhibits of Field Cathedral of the Polish Army, then explore the historical opulence of Krasinski Palace, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Warsaw's Metropolitan Cathedral of St. Mary Magdalene, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Bazylika katedralna Sw. Michala Archaniola i Sw. Floriana Meczennika.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Warsaw trip itinerary tool.

You can fly from Gdansk to Warsaw in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 67°F in May, and nighttime lows around 49°F.

Things to do in Warsaw

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Poland travel guide

4.6
Historic Walking Areas · Historic Sites · Landmarks
A massive country in eastern Europe, Poland offers much to those who venture beyond the continent's more traditional touristic destinations. Dating back to the first millennium, the republic has over a thousand years of heritage to explore, including an abundance of World War II history. Bordered by Germany to the west and Ukraine and Belarus to the east, Poland was the rope in a game of tug of war between German Nazis and the Soviet Allied forces. Major cities like Krakow, Warsaw, Gdansk, Wroclaw, Lodz, Poznan, and Lublin are offer an array of cultural attractions. The infamous concentration camp Auschwitz, near Krakow, is a difficult experience but a must for anyone visiting the area. Be sure to sample hearty comfort foods rich in meat, cabbage, and spices--the Polish secret to making it through harsh winters.