25 days in Turkey Itinerary

25 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route planner

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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Manavgat
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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.
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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and contemplate the long history of Public Latrine.

To find maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk tour itinerary planning site.

Brussels, Belgium to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Brussels to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brussels in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be somewhat warmer, around 19°C, while days are much warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 5 — 8:

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 9th (Thu): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. On your second day here, explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:

Marmaris

— 3 nights
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.
Take a break from Marmaris with a short trip to Iztuzu Beach 2 in Dalyan, about 1h 5 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get active on the water at Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach, see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, and go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 10 — 13:

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Step out of Oludeniz with an excursion to Saklikent Milli Parki in Fethiye--about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Oludeniz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In September, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Manavgat.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Baths

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 16:

Manavgat

— 3 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Get out of town with these interesting Manavgat side-trips: Lower Duden Waterfalls (in Antalya), Alanya (Kleopatra Beach & Parasailing & Paragliding) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). There's more to do: test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness and delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

To see reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Manavgat holiday planning site.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Manavgat in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Baths

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 16 — 19:

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.
Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi.

For other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip planner.

Getting from Manavgat to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Manavgat in September: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 33°C and lows are around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 19 — 23:

Istanbul

— 6 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, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation builder.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for slightly colder days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 23 — 29:

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.