34 days in Turkey Itinerary

34 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Kemer
— 4 nights
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Kas
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
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Istanbul — 6 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Amsterdam to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Amsterdam in July: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight 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.
Goreme is known for museums, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To find other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Goreme day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 38°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can fly to Kemer.
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Kemer — 4 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like The Land of Legends Theme Park and Cirali Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat), Q Spa & Wellness (in Side) and Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls, Old City Marina, &more). It doesn't end there: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center and steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kemer road trip planning site.

You can fly from Goreme to Kemer in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Kemer when traveling from Goreme in August, with lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time 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.
Kids will enjoy Canyoning & Rappelling Tours and Tersane Koyu. Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Patara Beach (in Patara) and Kekova Island (in Demre (Kale)). The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour.

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kas road trip site.

Getting from Kemer to Kas by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Kemer in August, things will get little chillier in Kas: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) 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.
Bring the kids along to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and Babadag. Go for a jaunt from Oludeniz to Fethiye to see Saklikent Milli Parki about 56 minutes away. There's more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI and see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To see more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Oludeniz vacation planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) so you can go by car to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 3 nights

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Family-friendly places like Iztuzu Beach 2 and Dalyan Mesuts Boat will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: stroll through Icmeler Beach, head outdoors with Mar, look for gifts at Pasha & CO Fine Jewelry, and see the interesting displays at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Marmaris road trip planning app.

Drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Marmaris are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 2 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center and then enjoy the sand and surf at Yahsi Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Yaliciftlik Sahili and then contemplate the long history of Castle of St. Peter.

Plan my day in Bodrum City using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Marmaris in August, with highs in Bodrum City at 43°C and lows at 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 3 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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 5 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.
Family-friendly places like Ancient City of Ephesus and Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque.

For traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk road trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can 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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