21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemer
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 1 night
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Selcuk

— 4 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner.

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Selcuk is 3 hours. When traveling from London in June, plan for much warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 37°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Fri): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

For more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale attractions planning site.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

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 (Sun): kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 28th (Mon): trek along The Lycian Way and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To see other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 28:

Kemer

— 1 night
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Tue): see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center and then contemplate the long history of Phaselis.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Kemer tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Oludeniz to Kemer in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In June, daytime highs in Kemer are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Kemer

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Jun 28 — 29:

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.
Spend the 1st (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and make a trip to Pasabag.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Kemer to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kemer in June, with highs in Goreme at 32°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul tour builder app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goreme, expect slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Nature
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 9:

Edirne

— 1 night
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Edirne by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 9 — 10:
Highlights from your trip

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.