11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey attractions planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
6
Kas
— 1 night
Drive
7
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 3 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Karachi to Istanbul. Traveling from Karachi in August, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 16 — 19:

Selcuk

— 1 night
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Fri): delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus and then explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

For traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Selcuk by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of ferry and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Selcuk are somewhat warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 19 — 20:

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.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see more things to do and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
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 22nd (Sun): stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Spas · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 21 — 22:

Fethiye

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 23rd (Mon), explore the activities along Oludeniz and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Fethiye trip itinerary planning site.

Fethiye is just a stone's throw from Oludeniz. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 22 — 23:

Kas

— 1 night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stroll through Kaputas Beach, then make a trip to Lions Tomb, and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip maker app.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 23 — 24:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): wander the streets of Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antalya online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Kas in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.