33 days in Turkey Itinerary

33 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Fly to İstanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 10 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 1 night
Fly
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly

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Edirne

— 2 nights
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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): wander the streets of Karaagac, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Uc Serefeli Camii, and then examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne online vacation planner.

Toronto, Canada to Edirne is an approximately 16.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 8 hours traveling from Toronto to Edirne. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Neighborhoods · Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 3:

Istanbul

— 10 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 10th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find ratings and more tourist information, read our Istanbul tour itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in October, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 13:

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 14th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: get outside with Outdoor Activities, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goreme route planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Goreme hover around 24°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 13 — 19:

Gaziantep

— 1 night
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Wed): examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Hamam Muzesi, and then step into the grandiose world of Gaziantep Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Bakircilar Carsisi and then browse the exhibits of Zeugma Mosaic Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Gaziantep vacation app.

Getting from Goreme to Gaziantep by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in October: high temperatures in Gaziantep hover around 29°C and lows are around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 19 — 21:

Antalya

— 4 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: Temple of Apollo (in Side), The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye) and Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat). There's much more to do: stop by Kaleici, stroll around Ataturk ParkI, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

Make your Antalya itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Traveling by flight from Gaziantep to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Gaziantep in October since evenings lows in Antalya dip to 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

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.
Oludeniz is known for beaches, nightlife, and adventure. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: trek along The Lycian Way, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and kick back and relax at Calis Beach.

To see photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz holiday site.

Traveling by combination of bus and taxi from Antalya to Oludeniz takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In October, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

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 29th (Fri): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

Selcuk

— 3 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, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk travel planning site.

Drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 14°C at night. On the 2nd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Theme Parks
Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 2:

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.