22 days in Croatia & Turkey Itinerary

22 days in Croatia & Turkey Itinerary

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22 days in Croatia & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Toronto, Canada
Fly:  13​h 15​min
1
Split, Croatia
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Rovinj, Croatia
— 2 nights
3
Hvar, Croatia
— 1 night
4
Dubrovnik, Croatia
— 3 nights
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
7
Fethiye, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
8
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
9
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Toronto, Canada


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1
night
Split, Croatia

Split ©
Experience an authentic Adriatic lifestyle in Split, the largest city along the sea's coast.
On the 17th (Fri), explore the world behind art at Galerija Mestrovic, then appreciate the history behind Cathedral and Bell Tower of St. Domnius, and then get to know the fascinating history of Diocletian's Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Old Split and then steep yourself in history at Trogir Historic Site.

For other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Split trip itinerary planner.

Toronto, Canada to Split is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, bus, and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Toronto to Split due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Toronto in August, with highs in Split at 36°C and lows at 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Rovinj.

Things to do in Split

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Historic City of Trogir
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Diocletian's Palace ©
Diocletian's Palace
Historic City of Trogir ©
Historic City of Trogir
Old Split ©
Old Split

2
nights
Rovinj, Croatia

Rovinj ©
Istria's most popular coastal city, Rovinj blends a traditional fishing port with a modern seaside getaway.
On the 19th (Sun), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Euphrasius Basilica, steep yourself in history at Porec Old Town, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Main Street, then make a trip to Port of Rovinj, and finally get to know the fascinating history of STARI GRAD. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Mon): stroll through Njive Beach, then delve into the distant past at Amphitheatre de Pula, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Euphemia.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Rovinj day trip planning site .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Split to Rovinj takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle. Traveling from Split in August, expect slightly colder with lows of 20°C in Rovinj. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Hvar.

Things to do in Rovinj

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Porec, Njive Beach, Amphitheatre de Pula
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Euphrasius Basilica ©
Euphrasius Basilica
Porec Old Town ©
Porec Old Town
Old Town ©
Old Town

1
night
Hvar, Croatia

Hvar ©
The Croatian island of Hvar serves as a picturesque location for a Mediterranean holiday, with a range of offerings from quiet coves to a lively medieval town.
On the 21st (Tue), stroll through Dubovica, take some stellar pictures from Spanjola, and then admire the landmark architecture of Franciscan Monastery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Sveta Nedilja, kick back and relax at Exotic Beach, and then make a trip to Stari Grad Plain.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Hvar trip maker site .

Do a combination of shuttle, flight, and ferry from Rovinj to Hvar in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of shuttle, flight, taxi, and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Hvar when traveling from Rovinj in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Dubrovnik.

Things to do in Hvar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Stari Grad Plain, Exotic Beach
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Dubovica ©
Dubovica
Spanjola ©
Spanjola
Franciscan Monastery ©
Franciscan Monastery

3
nights
Dubrovnik, Croatia

Dubrovnik ©
Along the Dalmation Coast, the city of Dubrovnik has become famous for its pedestrian-only Old Town surrounded by fortress walls, and its historical heft has earned it World Heritage Site status.
Let the collections at War Photo Limited and Vlaho Bukovac House capture your imagination. Escape the urban bustle at Kayaking & Canoeing and Island of Lokrum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dubrovnik: Cavtat (Cavtat Cemetery & Cavtat Old Town). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Gradske Zidine, steep yourself in history at Stradun, take a stroll through Old Town, and view the masterpieces at Art by Stjepko.

To see traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Dubrovnik online road trip planner .

Getting from Hvar to Dubrovnik by ferry takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Dubrovnik

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Cavtat
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Cavtat Cemetery ©
Cavtat Cemetery
Walls of Dubrovnik ©
Walls of Dubrovnik
Fort Lovrijenac ©
Fort Lovrijenac

1
night
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
On the 26th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladies Beach.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Selcuk online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Dubrovnik to Selcuk takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Dubrovnik to Selcuk. While traveling from Dubrovnik, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a bus to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
Bodrum City, Turkey

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 28th (Tue): look for gifts at Socrates, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bodrum City journey planner .

Traveling by bus from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 29°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Beaches Parks
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Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach

3
nights
Fethiye, Turkey

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get in touch with nature at Babadag and Saklikent Milli Parki. Get some historical perspective at Kayakoy and Dalyan. Take a break from Fethiye with a short trip to Iztuzu Beach in Dalyan, about 46 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye.

To see where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye sightseeing planner .

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Fethiye takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, things will get slightly colder in Fethiye: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trips

Babadag, Iztuzu Beach 2, Caunos Tombs of the Kings, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Babadag ©
Babadag
Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Step out of the city life by going to Gulludere Vadisi and Kaymakli. The adventure continues: get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), get interesting insight from Tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kolonlu Kilise, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Fethiye to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fethiye in September, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Uchisar Castle, Kaymakli
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

3
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip website .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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