16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 30​min
2
Gallipoli
— 1 day
Drive:  5​h 15​min
3
Izmir
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h
4
Selcuk
— Few hours
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
7
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
8
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
9
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  8​h
10
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
11
Ankara
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
12
Eskisehir
— 1 day
Drive:  3​h 45​min
13
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: New Delhi

1
night
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.
To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in July, expect Istanbul to be slightly colder, temps between 34°C and 23°C. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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1
day
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Gallipoli National Park has been added to your itinerary. On the 22nd (Mon), witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Bolayir Gazi Suleymanpasa Camii, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bolayir Plaji, and finally contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove.

For ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Gallipoli online journey planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Gallipoli by car takes about 3.5 hours. In July, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks Historic Sites Nature
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Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Birgi Cakiraga Mansion as well as Agora Open Air Museum. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): delve into the distant past at Agora Open Air Museum, contemplate the long history of Birgi Cakiraga Mansion, delve into the distant past at Kadifekale, learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, then shop like a local with Arkas Art Center, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Izmir trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Izmir takes 6 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Gallipoli in July, with highs in Izmir at 28°C and lows at 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque
Agora Open Air Museum ©
Agora Open Air Museum
Kadifekale ©
Kadifekale

few
hours
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ancient City of Ephesus.

For photos, where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip website .

You can drive from Izmir to Selcuk in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 41°C and lows about 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach, get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, and then take a memorable tour with Tours.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip itinerary 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. In July, daily temperatures in Bodrum City can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Scuba & Snorkeling
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach

2
nights
Pamukkale

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 25th (Thu), buy something for everyone on your list at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and finally take an in-depth tour of Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For reviews, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale visit website .

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Pamukkale takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

1
night
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 26th (Fri), get interesting insight from Tours, then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and finally wander the streets of Old Town.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Fethiye trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Pamukkale to Fethiye by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Fethiye are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. On the 27th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Tours Adventure

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
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.
To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Kas day trip planning app .

You can drive from Fethiye to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July in Kas, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Greek Amphitheater, then stroll through Mermerli Beach, and then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Sandland, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Plaji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yivli Minaret Mosque, and finally see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum.

For reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip planning tool .

Drive from Kas to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Antalya sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Greek Amphitheater
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Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Cirali Plaji ©
Cirali Plaji

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Tue): look for gifts at Sultan Carpet, make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, then contemplate the long history of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, then take an in-depth tour of Zelve Open Air Museum, and finally delve into the distant past at Özkonak Underground City. On the 31st (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and finally enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Kocabag Winery
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Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): examine the collection at Ataturk House Museum, explore the world behind art at State Art and Scuplture Museum, then take an in-depth tour of PTT Pul Muzesi, and finally take an in-depth tour of II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi.

For traveler tips, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Ankara trip planner .

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 30°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums
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Ataturk House Museum ©
Ataturk House Museum
PTT Pul Muzesi ©
PTT Pul Muzesi

1
day
Eskisehir

Eskisehir ©
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): examine the collection at Arkeoloji Müzesi, then walk around Kent Park, and then delve into the distant past at Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Eskisehir road trip planning site .

Traveling by train from Ankara to Eskisehir takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eskisehir, with highs around 35°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Arkeoloji Müzesi ©
Arkeoloji Müzesi

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally wander the streets of Sultanahmet District. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

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You can drive from Eskisehir to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Eskisehir in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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