30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
4
Izmir
— 2 nights
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
7
Marmaris
— 1 night
8
Kas
— 2 nights
9
Fethiye
— 3 nights
10
Bursa
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Jennifer's Hamam. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Amant Turc. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online sightseeing planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Islamabad in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

5
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uchisar Castle and Kaymakli. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Uzumlu Kilise (in Derinkuyu) and Kayseri (Kursunlu Camii & Hunat Hatun Complex). There's much more to do: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, and stroll through Goreme National Park.

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Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in November, with lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
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Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Kaymakli
Kaymakli

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Ataturk Boulevard, then see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, then stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Nature · Shopping
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
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Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum ©
Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery ©
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery

2
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, then look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, and then visit Kemeralti Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Izmir day trip planning website.

Getting from Antalya to Izmir by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Izmir is much colder than Antalya - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
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Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kemeralti Market ©
Kemeralti Market
Ataturk Museum ©
Ataturk Museum

3
nights
Selcuk

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.
Get some cultural insight at Bibliotheque de Celsus and Heracles Gate. Explore hidden gems such as Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and Ayasoluk Castle. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, and see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum.

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Traveling by car from Izmir to Selcuk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in November, you will find days in Selcuk are warmer (22°C), and nights are a bit warmer (8°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Tours

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then look for gifts at Babadaglilar Ishani.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pamukkale visit planning website.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Wineries · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi

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Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, then examine the collection at Marmaris Balevi, and then head outdoors with Arbat Travel Turizm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and then examine the collection at Halici Ahmet Urkay.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris road trip app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
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Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Trust Gold & Diamonds

2
nights
Kas

Kas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, then take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Sandal@, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kas trip builder website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Kas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kas, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Tugra Art Gallery
Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni

3
nights
Fethiye

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 The Lycian Way and Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Fethiye Museum. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Fethiye: Sarigerme Public Beach (in Sarigerme) and Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop (in Dalyan). There's more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Fethiye tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
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The Lycian Way
The Lycian Way
Old Town ©
Old Town
Fethiye Museum ©
Fethiye Museum

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Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Koza Hani and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bursa road trip planning app.

Getting from Fethiye to Bursa by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Fethiye, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bursa, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii) ©
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii)

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