30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Kas
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Bodrum City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Trabzon
— 7 nights
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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.
Attractions like Kaputas Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Patara Beach and Tersane Koyu. The adventure continues: stroll through Narr Beach and don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Kas online sightseeing planner.

Baghdad, Iraq to Kas is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Baghdad in July, expect nights in Kas to be slightly colder, around 24°C, while days are much colder, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Adventure
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Bodrum City — 5 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Appreciate the collections at Castle of St. Peter and Zeki Muren Arts Museum. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yahsi Beach and Bitez Beach. And it doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the ancient world of Bodrum Amphitheater, stroll through Camel Beach, and browse the different shops at Midtown Shopping Mall.

To find ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Bodrum City day trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Bodrum City in 5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Kas in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Bodrum City. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
Outdoors · Museums · Beaches · Parks
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Find places to stay Jul 17 — 22:

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.
Head to SIgacIk Village Market and Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shopfor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Ancient City of Ephesus and Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Serenad Dive Center in Seferihisar, approximately Seferihisar away. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
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Pamukkale — 2 nights

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 27th (Wed): take a stroll through Karahayit, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis.

To see more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planning tool.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Istanbul — 5 nights

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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Kanyon Shopping Center. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi capture your imagination. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, get a taste of the local shopping with Istiklal Caddesi, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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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.
Step out of the city life by going to Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Goreme Open-Air Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, and look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip website.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (38°C), and nights are a bit cooler (19°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Trabzon.
Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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Trabzon — 7 nights

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Visiting Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki and Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Çal Mağarası. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Hacka Yaylasi, contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, get great views at Soumela Monastery, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe.

For where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trabzon planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Trabzon in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Goreme, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 27°C. You will leave for home on the 13th (Sat).
Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 6 — 13:

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.