23 days in Turkish Mediterranean Coast Itinerary

23 days in Turkish Mediterranean Coast Itinerary

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Make it your trip
Fly
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Kemer
— 5 nights
Drive
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Olympos
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 6 nights
Drive
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Kalkan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kekova
— 3 nights
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport, Drive to Mersin
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Mersin
— 3 nights
Drive to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport, Fly to Dubai

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Kemer — 5 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls, Antalya Aquarium, &more), The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye) and Side (Apollon Temple & Vespasianus Aniti). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Phaselis, take a tour by water with Blue World Diving Center, look for all kinds of wild species at Adventure Forest, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kemer Pazari.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Kemer road trip planning site.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Kemer is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Dubai in July, with highs in Kemer at 41°C and lows at 27°C. On the 30th (Sat), you're off to Olympos.
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Olympos — 3 nights

Take a break from Olympos with a short trip to Adrasan Sahili in Adrasan, about 40 minutes away.

To find maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Olympos day trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Kemer to Olympos takes an hour. In July in Olympos, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 6 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Kas to Kalkan to see Kalkan Beach Park about 34 minutes away. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, slough off your stress at Spa Marin, enjoy the sand and surf at Kas Belediyesi Halk PlajI, and go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour.

To see ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kas day trip planner.

Drive from Olympos to Kas in 2.5 hours. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Olympos in August; daily highs in Kas reach 38°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kalkan.
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Kalkan — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): soak in style at Turkish baths, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then make a splash at Palm Beach Club. Here are some ideas for day two: look for gifts at Class Leather, then enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Beach, and then delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, read our Kalkan trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Kas to Kalkan takes an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kekova.
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Kekova — 3 nights

Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . Start off your visit on the 11th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Sunken City Ruins of Simena. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Tersane Koyu and then get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read Kekova trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Kalkan to Kekova in an hour. You'll set off for Mersin on the 13th (Sat).
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Mersin — 3 nights

Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. On the next day, get outside with Doktor'un Yeri and then take in the dramatic scenery at Tarsus Waterfall.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Mersin trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Kekova to Mersin. In August, daily temperatures in Mersin can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.
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Turkish Mediterranean Coast travel guide

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Turquoise Coast
Affectionately known as the "Turquoise Coast," the Turkish Mediterranean Coast area boasts fine-sand beaches and sparkling blue waters. The lush, forest-blanketed Taurus Mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop for this vacation spot. The sand and sea are just around the corner from ancient cities perched precariously on hilltops, carved tombs, and hiking trails. The history isn't just onshore: you can spot the sunken remains of ancient civilizations in the crystal clear waters, too. Wedged between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this pristine coast offers spectacular yachting and fun in the sun for all.
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