30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manavgat
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Fly
8
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 1 night
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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.
Change things up with a short trip to Kaymakli Underground City in Derinkuyu (about 32 minutes away). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goreme online trip planner.

Lviv, Ukraine to Goreme is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Lviv to Goreme is 1 hour. While traveling from Lviv, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) so you can fly to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 24:

Manavgat

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski and then stay fit while traveling at Q Spa & Wellness. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Manavgat Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo, and then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Manavgat trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Manavgat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in June; daily highs in Manavgat reach 36°C and lows reach 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Baths · Spas · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Jun 24 — 26:

Kemer

— 3 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Antalya (Old City Marina, Kaleici, &more) and Cirali (Chimaera & Cirali Beach). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center and steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemer trip planner.

You can drive from Manavgat to Kemer in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Kemer are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Kemer

Parks · Wildlife · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 29:

Kas

— 2 nights
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.
On the 30th (Wed), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, then take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Thu): explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena and then head off the coast to Island of Kekova.

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You can drive from Kemer to Kas in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 1:

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 to go to Fethiye and see Saklikent Milli Parki, which is approximately 56 minutes away. There's lots more to do: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz online itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 4:

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 5th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For reviews and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip app.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Parks
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 6:

Selcuk

— 5 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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk trip website.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 6 — 11:

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 striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. When traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Jul 11 — 17:

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 18th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Edirne online trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. On the 18th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Jul 17 — 18:
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.