31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Kemer
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kalkan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
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Edirne

— 2 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque, snap pictures at Meric River Bridge, browse the range of quality goods at Renk Mis Sabun, and contemplate the long history of Muradiye Camii.

To see maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne day trip planner.

Hamburg, Germany to Edirne is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Hamburg to Edirne due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Istanbul

— 7 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, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see ratings, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul journey planner.

You can drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and see Off-Road Tours.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Goreme online trip maker.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Kemer.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Kemer

— 4 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis), Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo) and Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls, Hadrian's Gate, &more). The adventure continues: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, ponder the design of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI, explore the stunning scenery at Goynuk Canyon, and contemplate the long history of Phaselis.

To find more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Kemer trip builder.

You can fly from Goreme to Kemer in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect Kemer to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalkan.

Things to do in Kemer

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Kalkan

— 3 nights
Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
Explore Kalkan's surroundings by going to Kas (Mencilis Art Silver, Tugra Art Gallery, &more) and Kekova (Tersane Koyu, Island of Kekova, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and take in panoramic vistas at Patara Kum Tepesi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Kalkan trip itinerary maker app.

Drive from Kemer to Kalkan in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemer in July, plan for slightly colder nights in Kalkan, with lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kalkan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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 23rd (Fri): explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, trek along The Lycian Way, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

To find ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz journey planning site.

Getting from Kalkan to Oludeniz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Beaches

Side Trips

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 25th (Sun): 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. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip tool.

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Selcuk visit website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

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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.