36 days in Turkey Itinerary

36 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Antalya International Airport, Drive to Kas
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Kas
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 4 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
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Kas — 5 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.
Step out of the city life by going to Kaputas Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Visit Karaoz Sahili and Tersane Koyu for some beach relaxation. Venture out of the city with trips to Patara Beach (in Patara) and Adrasan Sahili (in Adrasan). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Narr Beach, view the masterpieces at Atelier Thalia, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and kick back and relax at Akçagerme plajı.

For photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip maker.

Baghdad, Iraq to Kas is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Baghdad in July: highs in Kas hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping
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Oludeniz — 2 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): push the limits with an extreme tour, head outdoors with Billy's Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see exotic creatures in open habitats at Team Joseph and then see where the ancients bathed at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To find other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz online holiday planner.

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 22nd (Fri) so you can drive to Dalyan.
Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 20 — 22:

Dalyan — 2 nights

Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): cast your line with Dalyan Mesuts Boat and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs and then explore the ancient world of Kaunos.

For maps, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalyan vacation maker site.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Dalyan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can drive to Bodrum City.
Outdoors · Historic Sites · Wildlife · Tours
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Find places to stay Jul 22 — 24:

Bodrum City — 4 nights

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Castle of St. Peter and Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology. Let the collections at Zeki Muren Arts Museum and Mausoleum of Halicarnassus capture your imagination. And it doesn't end there: stroll through Yahsi Beach, kick back and relax at Bitez Beach, buy something for everyone on your list at Midtown Shopping Mall, and look for all kinds of wild species at Wildlife Areas.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Bodrum City in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dalyan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can go by car to Selcuk.
Museums · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 24 — 28:

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at SIgacIk Village Market and Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop. Kids will enjoy Ancient City of Ephesus and Ephesus Museum. Step out of Selcuk to go to Seferihisar and see Serenad Dive Center, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Neighborhoods
Side Trips
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): wander the streets of Karahayit, push the limits with an extreme tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Hierapolis and then take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Museums
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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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Spend the 8th (Mon) wandering through the wild on a nature and wildlife tour. There's still lots to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, stop by Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and identify plant and animal life at Deepist Diving & Travel.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul tour site.

Fly from Pamukkale to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

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.
Get some cultural insight at Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Get in touch with nature at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Balloon Rides. And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, trot along with a tour on horseback, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

For photos, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Goreme to be slightly colder, around 19°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Trabzon.
Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 9 — 14:

Trabzon — 4 nights

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Get a sense of the local culture at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Atatürk Köşkü. Take a break from the city and head to Hacka Yaylasi and Çal Mağarası. When in Trabzon, make a side trip to see Uzungol in Caykara, approximately Caykara away. There's still lots to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Soumela Monastery, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Trabzon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe.

To find out how to plan a trip to Trabzon, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Trabzon takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, you will find days in Trabzon are little chillier (32°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (27°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel back home.
Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Side Trips
Find places to stay Aug 14 — 19:

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.