27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 4 nights
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Fethiye
— 4 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Alanya
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Bodrum City

— 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 5th (Wed), explore the galleries of Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi, browse the exhibits of Castle of St. Peter, and then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. On the 6th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina, and then contemplate the long history of Myndos Gate.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City online attractions planner.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Bodrum City is an approximately 11-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, Bodrum City is little chillier than Abu Dhabi - with highs of 43°C and lows of 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trip

Marmaris

— 4 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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Excursions Marmaris. Get some cultural insight at Kaunos and Marmaris Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Azmak Nehri and Dalyan Nehri. Step out of Marmaris with an excursion to Lycian Rock Tombs in Dalyan--about 1h 35 min away. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Turunc Pazari.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris trip maker website.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, expect Marmaris to be little chillier, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Fethiye

— 4 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get in touch with nature at Babadag and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Get some cultural insight at Old Town and Tlos. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, Head underground at Mavi Magara, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take a leisurely stroll along Fethiye Port.

To see reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip itinerary maker site.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Kas

— 3 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Patara Plajı and Kalekoy Harbour. Get in touch with nature at Kekova Island and Boat Tours & Water Sports. Venture out of the city with trips to Xanthos Antik Kenti (in Kalkan) and Patara Antik Kenti (in Patara). There's much more to do: make a trip to Lions Tomb, view the masterpieces at LikyaArt, and browse the exhibits of Tugra Art Gallery.

For maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kas holiday builder.

You can drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Antalya

— 4 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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Side Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olympos Ruins and Ancient Theater. Step out of Antalya with an excursion to Cirali Beach in Cirali--about 1h 30 min away. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

To find photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kas in August, Antalya is a bit warmer at night with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Alanya

— 3 nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Kizilkule and Hamaxia. Get outdoors at Dimcay and Dim Cave. And it doesn't end there: go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, and take in nature's colorful creations at Alanya Gardens.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Alanya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Kaymakli. Get in touch with nature at Ihlara Valley and Love Valley. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church & Uzumlu Kilise). There's still lots to do: explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, tour the pleasant surroundings at Uchisar Castle, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

You can drive from Alanya to Goreme in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Goreme are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

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.