23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey journey planner

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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Marmaris
— 1 night
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Manavgat
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Selcuk

— 3 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 Ephesus Museum and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Discover out-of-the-way places like Public Latrine and Memmius Monument. Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, and see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read Selcuk day trip planner.

Montreal, Canada to Selcuk is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time is 8 hours. In June, Selcuk is somewhat warmer than Montreal - with highs of 37°C and lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours, stroll through Icmeler Beach, and then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris driving holiday planning website.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Marmaris sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trip

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Old Town and Ancient Rock Tombes. Explore hidden gems such as Babadag and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take in the dramatic natural features at Gemile Koyu, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye trip builder app.

You can drive from Marmaris to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): head off the coast to Kekova Island and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti, then kick back and relax at Patara Plajı, and then delve into the distant past at Patara Antik Kenti.

To find maps, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Kas trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Kas, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Antalya

— 3 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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Antalya Muzesi and Goynuk Canyon. Visiting Konyaalti Beach and Lower Duden Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Step out of Antalya to go to Serik and see Aspendos Ruins and Theater, which is approximately 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls.

For where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Antalya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): examine the collection at Side Museum, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and then admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

For photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Manavgat trip maker.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Manavgat are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

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 some historical perspective at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Explore hidden gems such as Royal Balloon and Pasabag. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and see Off-Road Tours.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning site.

Getting from Manavgat to Goreme by car takes about 7 hours. Other options: take a bus; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Manavgat in June: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 32°C and lows are around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Caddesi. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Rumeli Fortress. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

For more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in June, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back 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.