30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Konya
— 3 nights
Drive
5
Alanya
— 1 day
Drive
6
Antalya
— 3 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
7
Oludeniz
— 4 nights
Drive
8
Pamukkale
— 1 day
Drive
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Izmir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 8 nights
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Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe, and then take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası, and then identify plant and animal life at Hacka Yaylasi.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Trabzon journey planning website.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Trabzon is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Trabzon. Traveling from Islamabad in July, expect Trabzon to be a bit cooler, temps between 31°C and 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Ankara

— 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 5th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami. On the 6th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), stop by Kibele Kale, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, and finally examine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Ankara trip builder site.

You can fly from Trabzon to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in July, Ankara is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 30°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): do some rugged touring at local off-road trails, then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, and finally admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum.

For ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip builder tool.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. While traveling from Ankara, expect somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to drive to Konya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Konya

— 3 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): engage your brain at Konya Science Center, then get engrossed in the history at Ince Minare Museum, and then don't miss a visit to Meram Baglari. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sems-i Tebrizi Tomb & Mosque.

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Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Alanya

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sun): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then get great views at Kizilkule, then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, and finally delve into the distant past at Hamaxia.

To see where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Alanya trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Konya to Alanya in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, then identify plant and animal life at Deep Walker Diving Resort, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 13th (Tue): visit Kaleici, then go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls.

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Traveling by car from Alanya to Antalya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Antalya are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Oludeniz

— 4 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Escape the urban bustle at Oludeniz PlajI and Team Joseph. Do some cultural sightseeing at Downtown Fethiye and Fethiye Kalesi. Get out of town with these interesting Oludeniz side-trips: Fethiye (Tlos, Saklikent Milli Parki, &more). There's still lots to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Oludeniz, look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and take a stroll through Old Town.

To find more things to do, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz road trip planner.

You can do a combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz in 3 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Antalya in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Oludeniz, with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Pamukkale

— 1 day

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.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning site.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Izmir

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Mon): enjoy the sand and surf at Pirlanta Beach, then take in the exciting artwork at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, and then take a stroll through Kemeralti Market. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Akkum Plaji, then enjoy the sand and surf at Ekmeksiz Plaji, and then take in the natural beauty of Balcova.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Izmir trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and shuttle. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in July, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bursa

— 2 nights
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, examine the collection at Bursa City Museum, and then appreciate the history behind Tombs of Osman and Orhan. On the 22nd (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, get engrossed in the history at Hunkar Kosku, and then see the interesting displays at Mudanya Armistice House Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bursa route website.

Getting from Izmir to Bursa by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in July, with highs in Bursa at 36°C and lows at 23°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 8 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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Get outdoors at Buyukada Tabiat Parki and Nature & Wildlife Tours. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress.

To see more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online itinerary builder.

Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. On the 31st (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Museums

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.