19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ferry to Male, Fly to Istanbul
— 4 nights
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
— 2 nights
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
— 3 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
— 2 nights


Istanbul — 4 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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Pierre Loti Tepesi. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, and admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To find photos, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip builder.

Male, Maldives to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour combination of ferry and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Male to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Male in October; daily highs in Istanbul reach 28°C and lows reach 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Bodrum City.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
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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 25th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Bodrum Amphitheater and then take an in-depth tour of Castle of St. Peter. On the next day, do a tasting at Vinbodrum and then look for all kinds of wild species at Barakuda Bodrum.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City road trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Bodrum City by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in October since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.
Historic Sites · Wildlife · Outdoors · Tours
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Oludeniz — 2 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): hike along The Lycian Way and then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI. On your second day here, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, Oludeniz is a bit cooler at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to travel to Antalya.
Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Baths
Side Trip
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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Gloria Golf Club and Ataturk House & Museum. Visiting Antalya Golf Club and Lower Duden Waterfalls will get you outdoors. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Ataturk Boulevard, visit Kaleici, and see the interesting displays at Antalya Toy Museum.

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You can do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October in Antalya, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can fly to Goreme.
Museums · Golf · Neighborhoods · Outdoors
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 5 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.
Get in touch with nature at Uchisar Castle and Love Valley. Do some cultural sightseeing at Zelve Open Air Museum and Soganli Valley. And it doesn't end there: tour the pleasant surroundings at Zemi Valley, head off-road at local off-road trails, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, and get outside with Lucky Horse Ranch.

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Fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antalya in October, with highs in Goreme at 24°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can drive to Konya.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
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Konya — 2 nights

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 6th (Sat), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Camii.

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Traveling by car from Goreme to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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.