15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday planner

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Explore hidden gems such as Yeni Camii and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Abu Dhabi to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Abu Dhabi in August, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 25°C, while days are cooler, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Bozcaada.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 4 — 6:

Bozcaada, Tenedos Island

— 2 nights
Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): head off the coast to Bozcaada, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Kilisesi, then enjoy the sand and surf at Akvaryum Koyu, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Ayazma Plaji. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): make a trip to Bozcaada Wind Farm, then enjoy the sea views from Bozcaada Rüzgar Enerji Santrali, and then look for gifts at Zeynep Aksu GLASS STUDIO.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bozcaada travel route planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Bozcaada in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Bozcaada can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bozcaada

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 8:

Marmaris

— 2 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, and then appreciate the history behind Marmaris Mountains. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, then explore the activities along Azmak Nehri, and then appreciate the history behind Mustafa Kemal Ataturk.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bozcaada to Marmaris takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 8 — 10:

Fethiye

— 3 nights
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Ancient Rock Tombes. And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, take in the waterfront at Fethiye Port, and explore the ancient world of Tlos.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Fethiye day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 10 — 13:

Kas

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then step off the mainland to explore Kekova Island. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Lions Tomb, then cool off at Palm Beach Club, then kick back and relax at Patara Plajı, and finally delve into the distant past at Patara Antik Kenti.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Kas online road trip planner.

Drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 13 — 15:

Antalya

— 3 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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Goynuk Canyon and Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Side (Vespasianus Aniti & Side Museum). And it doesn't end there: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, take in panoramic vistas at Antalya Saat Kulesi, and enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya trip site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Kas in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

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.