31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Edirne

— 2 nights
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Step out of Edirne with an excursion to Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) in Uzunkopru--about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, and snap pictures at Meric River Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Edirne online holiday builder.

Vienna, Austria to Edirne is an approximately 8.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Vienna to Edirne is 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

Istanbul

— 6 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take a stroll through Ortakoy, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 9:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and make a trip to Zemi Valley.

To find where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme travel route planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 14:

Antalya

— 3 nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer), Cirali Beach (in Cirali) and Tekirova (Blue World Diving Center & Phaselis). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Antalya travel route planning website.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in July; daily highs in Antalya reach 41°C and lows reach 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) early enough to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 14 — 17:

Manavgat

— 3 nights
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Explore Manavgat's surroundings by going to Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, and admire the local landmark of Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum).

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Manavgat trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. July in Manavgat sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 17 — 20:

Kas

— 3 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.
Explore Kas' surroundings by going to Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more), Patara Kum Tepesi (in Patara) and Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports, Spas, &more). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and look for gifts at Silver Harmoni.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Kas road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Manavgat in July, plan for little chillier nights in Kas, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 20 — 23:

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, then contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, and finally push the limits with an extreme tour. On your second day here, stroll through The Lycian Way, then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara.

To see where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 23 — 25:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): Head underground at Kaklik Cave, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale visit app.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Jul 25 — 27:

Selcuk

— 4 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Germencik to see Magnesia Antik Kenti about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 27 — 31:

Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.