26 days in Turkey, Jordan & Bangkok Itinerary

26 days in Turkey, Jordan & Bangkok Itinerary

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26 days in Turkey, Jordan & Bangkok Itinerary

Start: Melbourne, Australia
Fly:  11 h 45 min
1
Bangkok, Thailand
— 1 day
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  14 h 30 min
2
Amman, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
3
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
4
Wadi Rum, Jordan
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Aqaba, Jordan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6 h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h
8
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 45 min
9
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  4 h
10
Kayseri, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
11
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3 h
12
Canakkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
13
Gallipoli, Turkey
— Few hours
Drive:  3 h 45 min
14
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7 h 30 min
15
Amman, Jordan
— Few hours
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  14 h 30 min
16
Bangkok, Thailand
— Few hours
Fly:  11 h 45 min
End: Melbourne, Australia

1
day
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Fri): take in the exciting artwork at YELO House, then stop by Ricky's Fashion House, and then make a trip to Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Bangkok trip planning site .

Melbourne, Australia to Bangkok is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 3 hours traveling from Melbourne to Bangkok. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Melbourne in June; daily highs in Bangkok reach 39°C and lows reach 30°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Amman.

Things to do in Bangkok

Shopping Historic Sites Museums
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Ricky's Fashion House ©
Ricky's Fashion House
Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara ©
Wat Kalayanamit Varamahavihara
YELO House ©
YELO House

1
night
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Jordan's capital city, Amman spreads across 19 hills and includes many distinct districts, each with their own historical and cultural marvels.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): see the interesting displays at The Jordan Museum, then look for gifts at Nadia Dajani Jewellery, then wander the streets of Nabad Art Gallery, and finally stop by Al Balad – Downtown Amman.

To see where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Amman online trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Bangkok to Amman by combination of flight and bus takes about 14.5 hours. Traveling from Bangkok to Amman, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Bangkok in June, with highs in Amman at 36°C and lows at 22°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Petra - Wadi Musa.

Things to do in Amman

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Al Balad – Downtown Amman ©
Al Balad – Downtown Amman
The Jordan Museum ©
The Jordan Museum
Nadia Dajani Jewellery ©
Nadia Dajani Jewellery

1
night
Petra - Wadi Musa, Jordan

Visitors flock to Wadi Musa to witness the rose colored rock-carved temples and tombs of Petra, the famous ancient city and World Heritage Site.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): look for gifts at Mosa Spring Gift Shop, contemplate the long history of Obelisk Tomb, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then get engrossed in the history at Petra Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of The Great Temple, and finally explore the ancient world of Temple of Dushares. Keep things going the next day: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Horse Riding Jordan.

To find traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Petra - Wadi Musa holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Amman to Petra - Wadi Musa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to drive to Wadi Rum.

Things to do in Petra - Wadi Musa

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Food Tours
Obelisk Tomb ©
Obelisk Tomb
Temple of Dushares ©
Temple of Dushares

1
night
Wadi Rum, Jordan

Wadi Rum
Tourism in Wadi Rum revolves around UNESCO-protected desert scenery and spectacular limestone rock formations following a dry river bed, which in World War I served as the headquarters of a British-inspired Arab revolt against the Ottomans.
To find traveler tips, where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Wadi Rum trip itinerary planning tool .

Getting from Petra - Wadi Musa to Wadi Rum by car takes about 2 hours. On the 30th (Tue), you're off to Aqaba.

Things to do in Wadi Rum

Tours Outdoors Wildlife
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2
nights
Aqaba, Jordan

Jordan's only coastal and port city, Aqaba offers a wide range of water-related activities offshore to accompany its mix of historic buildings back on land.
Aqaba Castle and Old Islamic Ayla will appeal to history buffs. Do some cultural sightseeing at Aqaba Archaeological Museum and Arts of Sham Countries Art Gallery. The adventure continues: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas and make a trip to Sharif Hussein Bin Ali.

For reviews, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, read Aqaba tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Wadi Rum to Aqaba in 1.5 hours. June in Aqaba sees daily highs of 46°C and lows of 30°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Aqaba

Spas Historic Sites Museums
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Spas
Aqaba Archaeological Museum ©
Aqaba Archaeological Museum
Aqaba Castle ©
Aqaba 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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Pierre Loti Tepesi, then explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia, and finally wander the streets of Besiktas. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Sakip Sabanci Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, then admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sehzade Mehmet Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Aqaba to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone difference moving from Israel Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 1 hour. Traveling from Aqaba in July, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 23°C, while days are colder, around 34°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Pierre Loti Tepesi ©
Pierre Loti Tepesi
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

2
nights
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 5th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Dibeklihan, delve into the distant past at Pedasa Antique City, then stop by Moden Leather Shop, and finally learn about all things military at Bodrum Maritime Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi, then learn about winemaking at Vinbodrum, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kumbahce Sahili.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bodrum City trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In July, Bodrum City is a bit warmer than Istanbul - with highs of 41°C and lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Dibeklihan
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Bodrum Maritime Museum ©
Bodrum Maritime Museum
Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi ©
Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi
Pedasa Antique City ©
Pedasa Antique City

1
night
Pamukkale, Turkey

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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): browse the different shops at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Servergazi Turbesi, and then see the interesting displays at Ataturk & Ethnography Museum.

To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary app .

You can drive from Bodrum City to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Museums Shopping Historic Sites

Side Trip

Denizli
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2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): stop by Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art, then delve into the distant past at Magnesia Antik Kenti, and then see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

Before you visit Selcuk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Museums

Side Trip

Magnesia Antik Kenti
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Magnesia Antik Kenti ©
Magnesia Antik Kenti
Heracles Gate ©
Heracles Gate
Memmius Monument ©
Memmius Monument

2
nights
Kayseri, Turkey

Kayseri ©
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Let the collections at Imge Sanat Resim Atolyesi and Kayseri Lisesi Milli Mucadele Muzesi capture your imagination. Step off the beaten path and head to Seyyid Imadettin Muhammet Turbesi and Mescidi Aksa Mosque. Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Alaca Kumbet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Burunguz Camii, buy something for everyone on your list at Mix Kayseri Yasam Merkezi, and stop by Sahlan Kuruyemis.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Kayseri trip maker website .

Explore your travel options from Selcuk to Kayseri with the Route module. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Selcuk in July: high temperatures in Kayseri hover around 36°C and lows are around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kayseri

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Almer Shopping Center ©
Almer Shopping Center
Mescidi Aksa Mosque ©
Mescidi Aksa Mosque
Kayseri Lisesi Milli Mucadele Muzesi ©

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
For traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kayseri to Istanbul. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Kayseri in July, with lows around 23°C. You'll set off for Canakkale on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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1
night
Canakkale, Turkey

Canakkale ©
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
On the 13th (Mon), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Namazgah Tabyalari, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Akbas Sehitligi, then contemplate the long history of Saat Kulesi, and finally browse the exhibits of Rhapsodos Mozaik.

For topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Canakkale trip tool .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Canakkale in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of flight and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Canakkale can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Saat Kulesi ©
Saat Kulesi
Rhapsodos Mozaik ©
Rhapsodos Mozaik

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hours
Gallipoli, Turkey

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. On the 14th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Bolayir Gazi Suleymanpasa Camii, stroll the grounds of Fransiz Mezarligi, then take an in-depth tour of Piri Reis Muzesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Azaplar Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi.

To see photos, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Gallipoli road trip website .

Drive from Canakkale to Gallipoli in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Museums
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Piri Reis Muzesi ©
Piri Reis Muzesi

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nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul
Explore hidden gems such as Eminonu Square and Aya Yorgi Church. Get a sense of the local culture at Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami) and Istanbul Toy Museum. Explore Istanbul's surroundings by going to Bursa (Green Tomb & Emir Sultan Camii). Explore Istanbul further: take in the spiritual surroundings of Caferaga Medresesi, see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and view the masterpieces at Heritage Nomadic Art Gallery.

To find traveler tips and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Amman.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bursa, Aya Yorgi Church, Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami)
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Eminonu Square
Eminonu Square
Aya Yorgi Church ©
Aya Yorgi Church
Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami) ©
Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami)

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hours
Amman, Jordan

Amman ©
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): wander the streets of Jabal Al Lweibdeh and then explore the galleries of Love on a Bike.

To find topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Amman online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Istanbul to Amman by combination of flight and bus takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Amman is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect nights in Amman to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Bangkok.

Things to do in Amman

Neighborhoods Museums Shopping
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Jabal Al Lweibdeh ©
Jabal Al Lweibdeh
Love on a Bike ©
Love on a Bike

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hours
Bangkok, Thailand

Bangkok ©
On the 20th (Mon), explore the historical opulence of The Chakri Group (Phra Thinang Chakri Maha Prasat) and then look for gifts at Ricky's Fashion House.

For where to stay, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Bangkok itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Amman to Bangkok in 14.5 hours. Traveling from Amman to Bangkok, you'll lose 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Amman in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bangkok, with lows around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites Shopping
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Ricky's Fashion House ©
Ricky's Fashion House

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