14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly:  10 h 15 min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 30 min
3
Kekova
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Konya
— 1 night
Train:  3 h
6
Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h
7
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  6 h 30 min
End: Algiers

2
nights
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
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, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Selcuk holiday maker .

Algiers, Algeria to Selcuk is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. In August, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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Pamukkale

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, then explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To see more things to do and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip builder app .

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kekova.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Outdoors Nature Parks
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Balloon Rides
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

1
night
Kekova

Kekova
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Sunken City Ruins of Simena, head off the coast to Island of Kekova, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Tersane Koyu.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read Kekova trip itinerary planning website .

Getting from Pamukkale to Kekova by car takes about 4.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kekova

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Greek Amphitheater, then admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls, then take in the waterfront activity at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, and finally wander the streets of Kaleici.

To see photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip planning site .

Drive from Kekova to Antalya in 3.5 hours. In August in Antalya, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Konya.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Ancient Theater
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
On the 26th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Iplikci Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapu Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Konya Kapu Cami, then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Aziziye Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Konya trip planning website .

Drive from Antalya to Konya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Konya is slightly colder than Antalya - with highs of 36°C and lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Iplikci Camii
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi

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Ankara

Ankara ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, get engrossed in the history at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, make a trip to Ahielvan Cami, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally see the interesting displays at Gendarmerie museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Pia Stop-coffee.shoes.accessories, contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, get engrossed in the history at AnItkabir, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally see the interesting displays at State Cemetery Museum.

To find maps, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara online trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Konya to Ankara in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Konya in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 28°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Ankara to Istanbul in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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