32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip maker

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Uludag National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Kusadasi
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fethiye
— 1 night
Bus
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Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 15 nights
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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.
Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Fatih Mosque and Complex. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Islamabad in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are much colder, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Uludag National Park

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Kupeli Ev, then fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort, and then fly down the slopes at Kardanadam. Keep things going the next day: take in the dramatic scenery at Oylat Selalesi.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Uludag National Park online holiday planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Uludag National Park in 3 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Uludag National Park to be a bit cooler, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time for travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Nature

Side Trips

Kusadasi

— 2 nights
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, explore the ancient world of Fountain of Pollio, then explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally kick back and relax at Pygela. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: kick back and relax at Silver Sands Beach, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Downtown Beach, then stop by Kusadasi Leather, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Kaleici Camii.

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Getting from Uludag National Park to Kusadasi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. September in Kusadasi sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City day trip planning site.

Getting from Kusadasi to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Kusadasi to Bodrum City due to the time zone difference. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Kusadasi in September: highs in Bodrum City hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. On the 26th (Sat), you're off to Fethiye.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Nightlife · Tours · Parks

Fethiye

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 26th (Sat), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, then take an in-depth tour of Fethiye Museum, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see ratings, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Fethiye online trip maker.

Getting from Bodrum City to Fethiye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in September since evenings lows in Fethiye dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Antalya

— 2 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.
On the 27th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then wander the streets of Kaleici. On the next day, browse the different shops at TerraCity, then see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, and then wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

You can take a bus from Fethiye to Antalya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to drive. In September, daytime highs in Antalya are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Outdoors · Wildlife

Eskisehir

— 1 night
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): walk around Kent Park, see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi, and then see the interesting displays at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Eskisehir trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Eskisehir in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in September, things will get a bit cooler in Eskisehir: highs are around 31°C and lows about 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Istanbul

— 15 nights

Queen of Cities

Popular historic sites such as KIz Kulesi and Little Hagia Sophia are in your itinerary. For shopping fun, head to Arasta Bazaar or Cafer Ağa Medresesi. When in Istanbul, make a side trip to see Yuruyen Kosk in Yalova, approximately Yalova away. Spend the 8th (Thu) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. See some other sides of Istanbul: admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, snap pictures at Bosphorus Bridge, and admire the masterpieces at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi).

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip maker.

You can drive from Eskisehir to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Eskisehir in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are much warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trip

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.