21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Kalkan
— 8 nights
2
Bademli
— 1 night
3
Pamukkale
— 5 nights
4
Kusadasi
— 6 nights

8
nights
Kalkan

Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
Patara Antik Kenti and Castle of Simena will appeal to history buffs. Visit Kalamar Beach Club and Small Pebble Beach for some beach relaxation. Explore Kalkan's surroundings by going to Sura Ancient City (in Demre (Kale)), Kas (Kalekoy Harbour, Tugra Art Gallery, &more) and Island of Kekova (in Kekova). There's much more to do: stop by Class Leather, head outdoors with Yali Beach Club, kick back and relax at Kalkan Beach Park, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kalkan Halk PlajI.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kalkan road trip tool.

Istanbul to Kalkan is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Bademli.

Things to do in Kalkan

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kas, Patara, Demre (Kale), Island of Kekova
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Speed Boats Tours
Patara Antik Kenti ©
Patara Antik Kenti
Castle of Simena ©
Castle of Simena

1
night
Bademli

Bademli
To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Bademli trip planning site.

You can drive from Kalkan to Bademli in 6.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. In August in Bademli, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. On the 18th (Tue), you're off to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bademli

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Aphrodisias and Laodikeia. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Mount Honaz National Park and Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Pamukkale: Sardis (Sardes) (in Salihli), Aquamall AVM (in Denizli) and Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi (in Alasehir). And it doesn't end there: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip maker tool.

Drive from Bademli to Pamukkale in 4.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Denizli, Sardis (Sardes), Aphrodisias, Philadelphia Siesean Kilisesi
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Aphrodisias ©
Aphrodisias
Mount Honaz National Park ©
Mount Honaz National Park
Laodikeia
Laodikeia

6
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Miletus and Basilica of St. Jonh. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Priene Antik Kenti and Uzun Plaj. There's much more to do: kick back and relax at Pygela, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sevgi Beach, explore the ancient world of Isa Bey Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Hacivat Shop.

To find reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kusadasi trip builder website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kusadasi in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. August in Kusadasi sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Selcuk, Basilica of St. Jonh, Miletus, Priene Antik Kenti
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Hacivat Shop ©
Hacivat Shop
Priene Antik Kenti ©
Priene Antik Kenti
Temple of Hadrian
Temple of Hadrian

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