32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Fly to Çanakkale Airport, Drive to Gallipoli
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Gallipoli

— 2 nights
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 16th (Fri), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, stroll the grounds of 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi, steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, then take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, and finally appreciate the history behind Seyit Onbasi Monument. Keep things going the next day: take in the history at Gallipoli National Park.

For photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Gallipoli online trip maker.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Gallipoli is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Gallipoli is minus 2 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Islamabad in July: high temperatures in Gallipoli hover around 36°C and lows are around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can go by car to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Bozcaada, Tenedos Island

— 1 night
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Beylik Koyu.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bozcaada travel route planning tool.

Drive from Gallipoli to Bozcaada in 3 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Bozcaada can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) are in your itinerary. You'll explore and learn at Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum. Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle.

To find out how to plan a trip to Selcuk, use our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Bozcaada to Selcuk by car takes about 5.5 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Bozcaada in July: highs in Selcuk hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 3 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Get in touch with nature at Aquapro Dive Center and Mor Plaj. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Akvaryum PlajI and Yaliciftlik Sahili. Change things up with a short trip to Oda Sanat Art Boutique in Datca (about 1h 20 min away). Next up on the itinerary: kick back and relax at Yahsi Beach, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and stroll through Torba Plaji.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip tool.

Drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Dalyan

— 2 nights
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 26th (Mon), take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2, then enjoy the sand and surf at Istuzu Beach, and finally explore the galleries of Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop. On the 27th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Sarsala Koyu and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Dalyan online sightseeing planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Dalyan by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Bodrum City in July, expect Dalyan to be a bit cooler, temps between 38°C and 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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 28th (Wed): take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, Head underground at Mavi Magara, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. Keep things going the next day: enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Gizlikent Selalesi.

To find maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz online tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

Kas

— 4 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.
Visit Kaputas Beach and Karaoz Sahili for some beach relaxation. Get some historical perspective at Island of Kekova and Sura Ancient City. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara Plajı (in Patara) and Tersane Koyu (in Kekova). Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Akçagerme plajı, view the masterpieces at LikyaArt, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Narr Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Kas driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 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. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Tue): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

For photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale tour planning tool.

Drive from Kas to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Alanya

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, learn about all things military at Kizilkule, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach. On your second day here, look for all kinds of wild species at Diving Center Falcons and then take in breathtaking views at Sapadere Kanyonu.

For ratings, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Alanya itinerary builder.

Drive from Pamukkale to Alanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

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 the city and head to Goreme National Park and Balloon Rides. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

For other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planner.

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, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 5 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.
Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern will appeal to museum buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, stop by Ortakoy, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 25°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.