58 days in Turkey Itinerary

58 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey tour planner

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Selcuk
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 6 nights
Fly
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Ankara
— 7 nights
Fly
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Edirne
— 7 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 14 nights
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Selcuk

— 6 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, gain insight with Troy Tours, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, and see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk online sightseeing planner.

Linton, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Linton to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Linton in November, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors
Find places to stay Nov 4 — 10:

Pamukkale

— 4 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli). There's still lots to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, get outside with Outdoor Activities, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

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Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 14:

Antalya

— 6 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: Manavgat (Manavgat Mosque & Manavgat Waterfall), Q Spa & Wellness (in Side) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). There's much more to do: stop by Kaleici, make a trip to Vielle ville d'Antalya, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and admire the striking features of Yivli Minaret Mosque.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Antalya, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 12°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Museums · Golf

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 14 — 20:

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 Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). Spend the 23rd (Tue) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, see Off-Road Tours, explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and explore the striking landscape at Love Valley.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Antalya in November: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 20 — 27:

Gaziantep

— 6 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Step out of Gaziantep to go to Sanliurfa and see Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, which is approximately 1h 55 min away. There's much more to do: admire the masterpieces at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi, get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Savas Muzesi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kurtulus Cami Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Gaziantep route planner.

Getting from Goreme to Gaziantep by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or take a bus. In November, Gaziantep is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Ankara.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 27 — Dec 3:

Ankara

— 7 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, take in the exciting artwork at Galeri Artist, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii.

For photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Ankara road trip planner.

You can fly from Gaziantep to Ankara in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Gaziantep in December: highs in Ankara hover around 3°C, while lows dip to 2°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Edirne.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 10:

Edirne

— 7 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. Edirne is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and explore the wide array of goods at Renk Mis Sabun.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Edirne day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Ankara to Edirne takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

Istanbul

— 14 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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

For traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 17 — 31:

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.