33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Train to London Stansted, Fly to Izmir
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Izmir
— 2 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 5 nights
Drive
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Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 8 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly to London Stansted, Train to Norwich

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Izmir

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sat): examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, browse the exhibits of Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, then stop by Kizlaragasi Han Bazaar, and finally browse the exhibits of Arkas Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Izmir Museum of History and Art, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque, and then take a stroll through Kemeralti Market.

To find more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read Izmir attractions planner.

Norwich, UK to Izmir is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Norwich to Izmir, you'll lose 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in June, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Antalya

— 5 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.
Visit Cirali Beach and Mermerli Beach for some beach relaxation. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Ataturk Boulevard. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Olympos Ruins (in Olympos), Beldibi Yeni Merkez Cami (in Beldibi) and Side (Tyche Tapinagi & Side Antik Kenti). And it doesn't end there: browse the different shops at TerraCity, admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque, examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

Plan trip to Antalya with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Getting from Izmir to Antalya by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in June, you will find days in Antalya are much hotter (36°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

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 4th (Sat): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleopatra Beach, and then explore the historical opulence of Alara Kalesi. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Alarahan, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Manavgat Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mrk. Kulliye Cami, and finally hunt for treasures at Alara Grand Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Adventure · 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Kaputas Beach and Firnaz Koyu. Visiting Hidayet koyu and Incebogaz Plaji will get you outdoors. There's still lots to do: kick back and relax at Narr Beach, view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and stroll through Small Pebble Beach.

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Traveling by car from Alanya to Kas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. July in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Spas

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get a sense of the local culture at Old Town and Ancient Rock Tombes. Step out of the city life by going to Oludeniz PlajI and Billy's Beach. The adventure continues: take a leisurely stroll along Fethiye Port, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll through The Lycian Way.

To find photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye road trip website.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 8 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goreme National Park and Zelve Open Air Museum. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Hacibektas. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Nevsehir (Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi & Kaymakli) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). The adventure continues: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, delve into the distant past at Özkonak Underground City, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme visit planner.

Getting from Fethiye to Goreme by flight takes about 9.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Fethiye in July since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 9 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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Jennifer's Hamam and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Mosque and Complex, take a stroll through Beyoglu, and stop by Eminonu Square.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker tool.

You can 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 July, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 23°C, while days are little chillier, around 34°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.