15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
6
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
7
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 4 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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Topkapi Palace. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul holiday planner.

Johannesburg, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Johannesburg, expect somewhat warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Alanya.
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Alanya — 1 night

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 20th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleopatra Beach.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Alanya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kas.
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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.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Akçagerme plajı, then stroll through Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: kick back and relax at Patara Beach, then stop by Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Tersane Koyu.

To find ratings, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, use the Kas sightseeing planner.

Getting from Alanya to Kas by car takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: 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 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Oludeniz.
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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 23rd (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Calis Beach, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip builder app.

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) so you can go by car to Dalyan.
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Dalyan — 1 night

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.
On the 24th (Mon), get a new perspective on things with Dalyan Mesuts Boat, kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2, and then view the masterpieces at Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop.

For more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Dalyan trip itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Tue): stop by Pasha & CO Fine Jewelry, then stroll through Icmeler Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach.

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Drive from Dalyan to Marmaris in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Marmaris sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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.
On the 26th (Wed), witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then Head underground at Kaklik Cave. Keep things going the next day: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

To find reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale travel planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.
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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.
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