31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
6
Kemer
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive
8
Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
9
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Istanbul — 7 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Escape the urban bustle at Buyukada Tabiat Parki and Caddebostan Sahili. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and soak in style at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Dammam in August, plan for cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Pamukkale.
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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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Wed): witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then push the limits with an extreme tour, and then wander the streets of Karahayit.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 2 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): stop by Socrates, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, then delve into the distant past at Bodrum Amphitheater, and finally buy something for everyone on your list at Avenue Bodrum. On your second day here, discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center, kick back and relax at Bitez Beach, and then slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bodrum City online day trip planner.

Drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Bodrum City, expect temperatures between 43°C during the day and 29°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.
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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.
Shop till you drop at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and SIgacIk Village Market. Get some historical perspective at Ancient City of Ephesus and Magnesia Antik Kenti. When in Selcuk, make a side trip to see Serenad Dive Center in Seferihisar, approximately Seferihisar away. There's still lots to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and go for a walk through Cittantica Ephesus Park.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Selcuk online trip builder.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bodrum City in August since evenings lows in Selcuk dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 4 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.
For shopping fun, head to Alaturca Taner or Kapadokya Sanat ve Kultur Muzesi.. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Goreme National Park and Uchisar Castle. Step out of Goreme to go to Derinkuyu and see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, which is approximately 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, view the masterpieces at Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evi, and take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme journey maker.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Goreme takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can catch the flight to Kemer.
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Kemer — 3 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Step out of the city life by going to Cirali Beach and Scuba & Snorkeling. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Antalya (Lower Duden Waterfalls, Kaleici, &more) and Sabuncubaba (in Cirali). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Phaselis, scramble along the landscape with Goynuk Canyon, stroll around Olbia Park, and appreciate the history behind Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI.

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Kemer trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Goreme to Kemer in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Kemer, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Alanya.
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Alanya — 2 nights

A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, then examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get outside with Outdoor Activities, then brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule, and then take in the pleasant sights at Alanya LimanI.

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You can drive from Kemer to Alanya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can drive to Kas.
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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Patara Antik Kenti and Hellenistic Theatre. We've included these beaches for you: Kaputas Beach and Hidayet koyu. Take a break from Kas with a short trip to Patara Beach in Patara, about 56 minutes away. The adventure continues: scramble along the landscape with a canyoning and rapelling tour, stroll through Big Pebble Beach, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and stop by Sandal@.

To find maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kas online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Kas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 3 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 29th (Mon): take an exotic tour of Team Joseph, steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye, and then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor. On the 30th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: push the limits with an extreme tour, see what you can catch with Private Boat Tours with Captain Yasin Ulus, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI.

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Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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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.
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