19 days in Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Fethiye
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 1 night
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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.
Relax by the water at Oludeniz PlajI and Iztuzu Beach 2. Get in touch with nature at Boat Tours & Water Sports and Calis Beach. Step out of Fethiye to go to Marmaris and see Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, which is approximately 1h 50 min away. Spend the 19th (Thu) exploring nature at Saklikent Milli Parki. There's more to do: walk around Oludeniz and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip itinerary builder website.

Stuttgart, Germany to Fethiye is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Stuttgart in August, with highs in Fethiye at 38°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then stroll through Big Pebble Beach, and then make a trip to Lions Tomb.

For ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kas 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Aug 20 — 21:

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): delve into the distant past at Hierapolis and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Pamukkale itinerary planner.

Getting from Kas to Pamukkale by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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Selcuk

— 3 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.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Seferihisar to see Serenad Dive Center about 1h 20 min away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see maps, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk holiday planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 23 — 26:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 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 Goreme National Park and Ekwo Travel & Outdoor. When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. There's still lots to do: see Off-Road Tours, explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Goreme travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Selcuk in August, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 26 — 30:

Istanbul

— 5 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Get outdoors at Deepist Diving & Travel and Bosphorus Strait. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To see ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
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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.