45 days in Turkey Itinerary

45 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route maker

Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 5 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 5 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
Drive
10
Antalya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip tool.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Lahore to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lahore in May, expect Istanbul to be much colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay May 18 — 24:

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 25th (Tue): explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On your second day here, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and then push the limits with an extreme tour.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 24 — 26:

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.
Change things up with a short trip to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik (about 40 minutes away). Next up on the itinerary: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and relax and rejuvenate at Selcuk hamam.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online holiday maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 26 — 31:

Bodrum City

— 5 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
You'll get in some beach time at Altinkum Beach and Yaliciftlik Sahili. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bodrum City: HayItbuku PlajI (in Datca), Didim ManastIr Koyu (in Didim) and Akvaryum PlajI (in Palamutbuku). Next up on the itinerary: see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center, enjoy the sand and surf at Torba Plaji, take advantage of the amenities at Mor Plaj, and look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in May since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wineries

Side Trips

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 5:

Marmaris

— 5 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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Icmeler Beach and Oren PlajI. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marmaris: Cleopatra's Beach (in Bitez), Akvaryum Koyu (in Datca) and Turunc Sahil (in Turunc). Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery, enjoy the sand and surf at Karaincir Plaji, and go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris holiday maker site.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Marmaris when traveling from Bodrum City in June, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 5 — 10:

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 11th (Fri): soak in style at Belediye Hamami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dalyan Cami, and then stroll through Iztuzu Beach 2. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then kick back and relax at Sarigerme Public Beach.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan journey maker website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 10 — 12:

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 13th (Sun): kick back and relax at Calis Beach and then stroll through The Lycian Way. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Desire Jewellery, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip maker.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Oludeniz takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Trails

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 12 — 14:

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.
Relax by the water at Kaputas Beach and Big Pebble Beach. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Spas (in Kalkan), Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena & Tersane Koyu) and Patara (Arch of Triumph & Patara Plajı). And it doesn't end there: look for gifts at Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, enjoy the sand and surf at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and stroll through Narr Beach.

To plan Kas vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Kas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 17:

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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Kleopatra Beach and Seaside Beach Lounge. Step out of Manavgat to go to Alanya and see Kedi Evi, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. The adventure continues: slough off your stress at Q Spa & Wellness, admire the landmark architecture of Temple of Apollo, don't miss a visit to Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), and get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski.

To find ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Manavgat trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Manavgat by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 20:

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.
We've included these beaches for you: Cirali Beach and Konyaalti Beach. Venture out of the city with trips to Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca), Bucht Von Adrasan (in Adrasan) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, play a few rounds at Antalya Golf Club, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

To see ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya road trip app.

You can drive from Manavgat to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 24:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 7 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: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's lots more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and see Off-Road Tours.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme route maker website.

Fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Antalya in June; daily highs in Goreme reach 32°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 24 — Jul 1:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.