32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip builder

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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Dalyan
— 3 nights
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Icmeler
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Temple of Apollo and Ancient Theater. Appreciate the collections at Antalya Muzesi and Kizilkule. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manavgat: Diving Center Falcons (in Avsallar), Antalya (Kaleici & Lower Duden Waterfalls) and Alanya (Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi & Kleopatra Beach). There's much more to do: slough off your stress at Q Spa & Wellness, make a trip to Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall, and see the interesting displays at Side Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Manavgat day trip app.

Istanbul to Manavgat is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Manavgat hover around 36°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

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.
Atelier Thalia and Tugra Art Gallery will appeal to museum buffs. Get in touch with nature at Kaputas Beach and Fly Lycia Paragliding. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Demre (Kale) (Sura Ancient City & Kekova Island), Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more) and Patara (Arch of Triumph, Patara Plajı, &more). And it doesn't end there: soothe aching muscles at The Field for Yoga Therapies Nature By Beste Sabir, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and kick back and relax at Narr Beach.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip planner.

You can drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Beaches

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, stroll around Oludeniz, then see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, and finally look for gifts at Anadolu el Sanatlari. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Thu): test your team's savvy at Hotel Room Escape, then see exotic creatures in open habitats at Team Joseph, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Dalyan

— 3 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.
Popular historic sites such as Kaunos and Lycian Rock Tombs are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Gallery Iz and Carian rock tombs. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Dalyan: Sarsala Koyu (in Dalaman) and Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme). There's much more to do: stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, and explore the activities along Sulungur Golu.

To find photos, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan tour planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Icmeler

— 2 nights
İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Start off your visit on the 12th (Mon): examine the collection at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, then stop by Ruby, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, get a new perspective on things with Sila Nur - 3, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Turunc Sahil.

To find traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Icmeler trip planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Icmeler in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Dalyan to Icmeler. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Dalyan in October since evenings lows in Icmeler dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

Bodrum City

— 4 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Get a sense of the local culture at Castle of St. Peter and Ender Guzey Museum ARThill. Visiting Aquapro Dive Center and Akvaryum PlajI will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Bodrum City side-trips: Palamutbükü Plajı (in Palamutbuku), Oren PlajI (in Oren) and HayItbuku PlajI (in Datca). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Yaliciftlik Sahili, stroll through Bitez Beach, cool off at Mor Plaj, and raise your glass at Tuna Beach.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip builder.

You can drive from Icmeler to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Icmeler to Bodrum City due to the time zone difference. In October, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Let the collections at Ephesus Museum and Camlik Locomotive Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk tour app.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Bodrum City in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours

Side Trip

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 22nd (Thu): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower are in your itinerary. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, visit Taksim Square, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

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.
Escape the urban bustle at Goreme National Park and Pasabag. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Castle. Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Kayaardi Baglari (in Nigde) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu). There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, explore the striking landscape at Zemi Valley, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

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Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (24°C), and nights are colder (6°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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.