15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 2 nights
Bus
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Fethiye
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Phaselis and Olympos Archeological Site. Explore hidden gems such as Antalya Muzesi and Hadrian's Gate. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Antalya online journey planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Antalya is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Jeddah in August: high temperatures in Antalya hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can take a bus to Fethiye.
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Fethiye — 3 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Ancient Rock Tombes and Old Town will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Babadag and Adrenaline & Extreme Tours. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Patara Beach (in Patara) and BelcekIz PlajI (in Mugla). Next up on the itinerary: slough off your stress at Turkish baths and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Fethiye road trip planner.

You can take a bus from Antalya to Fethiye in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Antalya in August, things will get slightly colder in Fethiye: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 2 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sun): slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities. Keep things going the next day: examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Bodrum City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Fethiye in August; daily highs in Bodrum City reach 43°C and lows reach 29°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can go by car to Bozcaada.
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Bozcaada, Tenedos Island — 2 nights

Tenedos or Bozcaada is an island of Turkey in the northeastern part of the Aegean Sea. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akvaryum Koyu and then step off the mainland to explore Bozcaada. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: visit a coastal fixture at Bozcaada Rüzgar Enerji Santrali and then kick back and relax at Ayazma Plaji.

For reviews, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read Bozcaada trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Bozcaada takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, expect Bozcaada to be little chillier, temps between 37°C and 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 3 nights

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 Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Little Hagia Sophia and Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Zeyrek Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To see maps, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary site.

Drive from Bozcaada to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally stroll through Uchisar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. On the 29th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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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