33 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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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.
Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

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Bremen, Germany to Selcuk is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Bremen to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bremen in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 41°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sat) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Kursunlu Camii (in Kayseri) and Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, tour the pleasant surroundings at Pasabag, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip maker site.

You can fly from Selcuk to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect Goreme to be slightly colder, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Manavgat.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manavgat: Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach). There's much more to do: soak in style at Q Spa & Wellness, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, take in the dramatic scenery at Manavgat Waterfall, and contemplate the long history of Apollon Temple.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Manavgat trip builder site.

You can fly from Goreme to Manavgat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect Manavgat to be a bit warmer, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antalya.
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Antalya — 3 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye), Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center) and Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami (in Goynuk). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Kaleici, examine the collection at Sandland, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, and delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya online travel planner.

You can drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In July in Antalya, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 3 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Kekova (Tersane Koyu & Sunken City Ruins of Simena) and Demre (Kale) (Sura Ancient City & Kekova Island). There's lots more to do: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, make a trip to Lions Tomb, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, and take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thalia.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas travel planning app.

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, Kas is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can drive to Oludeniz.
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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.
Explore Oludeniz's surroundings by going to Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Gocek) and Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye). There's lots more to do: slough off your stress at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and appreciate the history behind Tayyareci Fethi Bey Aniti.

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Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 3 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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, look for gifts at Dogan Onyx factory, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and Head underground at Kaklik Cave.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planning website.

Drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 2 nights

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. On the 5th (Sat), appreciate the history behind Seyit Onbasi Monument, take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at 57. Piyade Alayi Sehitligi. Keep things going the next day: witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Gallipoli trip builder site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 37°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to drive to Istanbul.
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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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , visit Ortakoy, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary tool.

Drive from Gallipoli to Istanbul in 4 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to fly back 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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