20 days in Turkey Itinerary

20 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip builder

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cesme
— 5 nights
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Drive to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Guzelyurt
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Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Uzungol
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Uzungol
— 2 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Karachi

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Istanbul

— 1 night

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.
On the 26th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eyüp Sultan Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Karachi in October, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 28°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Spas · Baths
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 27:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
On the 28th (Thu), visit Karahayit, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Pamukkale by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 27 — 28:

Marmaris

— 3 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Marmaris Beach and Azmak Nehri. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Trust Gold & Diamond Jewellery and Incekum. Change things up with these side-trips from Marmaris: Turunc (Turunc Sahil & Amos Beach). Next up on the itinerary: see Off-Road Tours and kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

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You can drive from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sun) early enough to go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 28 — 31:

Bodrum City

— 3 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Castle of St. Peter and Yalikavak Marina. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Yahsi Beach and Torba Plaji. Next up on the itinerary: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, buy something for everyone on your list at Avenue Bodrum, kick back and relax at Mor Plaj, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Bodrum City driving holiday planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Marmaris in October since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 31 — Nov 3:

Cesme

— 5 nights
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Visit Tekke Plaji and Delikli Koyu for some beach relaxation. Take a break from the city and head to Ilica Plaji and Kum Beach. Next up on the itinerary: do a tasting at Gemici Winery, kick back and relax at Mocca Beach, stroll through Spiaggia Grande, and take advantage of the amenities at Kafe Pi Beach Club.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Cesme planning tool.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Cesme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bodrum City to Cesme due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bodrum City in November: highs in Cesme hover around 21°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 3 — 8:

Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
On the 9th (Tue), Head underground at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and then Head underground at Selime Monastery. Here are some ideas for day two: get the lay of the land with Lanora Tours and then appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Guzelyurt trip planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Cesme to Guzelyurt. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Guzelyurt. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Urgup.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 8 — 10:

Urgup, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park. Keep things going the next day: stop by Antikite Ottoman, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Urgup day trip planner.

You can drive from Guzelyurt to Urgup in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature · Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 10 — 12:

Uzungol

— 2 nights
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): stroll through Sultan Murat Plateau, stroll through Sarikaya Yaylasi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Uzungol.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Uzungol journey builder.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Urgup to Uzungol. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 12 — 14:

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.

Cappadocia travel guide

4.5
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.