31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 3 nights
Train to Halkalı Station, Fly to Izmir
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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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.
Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu, about 32 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get to know the fascinating history of Gore Harabeleri, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, and see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. In July, Goreme is cooler than Doha - with highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route builder.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in July, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Edirne

— 3 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, look for gifts at Renk Mis Sabun, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and steep yourself in history at Muradiye Camii.

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You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

Selcuk

— 4 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.
Step out of Selcuk with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Edirne to Selcuk by combination of train and flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online travel route planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Nature

Oludeniz

— 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 21st (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then make a trip to Kibyra. Here are some ideas for day two: hike along The Lycian Way, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and then stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

For reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

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.
Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Spas) and Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more). There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, stop by Silver Harmoni, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Narr Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Kas trip tool.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Manavgat

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manavgat: Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach) and Serik (Aspendos Ruins and Theater & Aspendos Ruins). Next up on the itinerary: find something for the whole family at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, and ponder the design of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Manavgat trip builder site.

You can drive from Kas to Manavgat in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Beaches

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer), Blue World Diving Center (in Tekirova) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). There's still lots to do: stop by Kaleici, make a trip to Goynuk Canyon, explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Antalya online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Nature

Side Trips

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.