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 Patara Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of the city life by going to Canyoning & Rappelling Tours 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.
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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 Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Yahsi Beach and Bitez Beach. There's still lots to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, examine the collection at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, and admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City online visit planner.

Drive from Kas to Bodrum City in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Kas in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.
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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.
Head to SIgacIk Village Market and Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shopfor plenty of shopping. Kids will enjoy Ancient City of Ephesus and Ephesus Museum. When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Serenad Dive Center in Seferihisar, approximately Seferihisar away. There's lots more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk day trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
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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.
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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 Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, shop like a local with Istiklal Caddesi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

To find photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul tour 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.
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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 Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Goreme Open-Air Museum and Uchisar Castle 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.
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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 Hacka Yaylasi will get you outdoors. Bring the kids along to Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Çal Mağarası. Spend the 9th (Tue) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's still lots to do: take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe, and browse the different shops at Forum Trabzon.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Trabzon trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Trabzon by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect nights in Trabzon to be a bit warmer, around 27°C, while days are little chillier, around 32°C. On the 13th (Sat), you're off to home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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