30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Manavgat
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 6 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 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, and get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Goreme online day trip planner.

Bhubaneswar, India to Goreme is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Bhubaneswar in November; daily highs in Goreme reach 16°C and lows reach 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can fly to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Manavgat

— 4 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manavgat: The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye), Antalya (Kaleici, Old City Marina, &more) and Alanya (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kleopatra Beach). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Manavgat trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Manavgat takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in November: high temperatures in Manavgat hover around 25°C and lows are around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Selcuk.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 7 — 11:

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, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Manavgat to Selcuk by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in November, expect Selcuk to be slightly colder, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks · Shopping
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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 16th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Hierapolis and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

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You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature · Historic Sites · Parks · Adventure
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Oludeniz

— 4 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Go for a jaunt from Oludeniz to Fethiye to see Saklikent Milli Parki about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: hike along The Lycian Way, indulge in some personalized pampering at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, and stroll around Oludeniz.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Spas

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Istanbul

— 9 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.
On the 28th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online road trip planner.

You can fly from Oludeniz to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Oludeniz in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 17°C, while days are slightly colder, around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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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.