32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Train to Halkalı Station, Fly to Izmir
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kas
— 3 nights
Drive
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Kemer
— 3 nights
Drive
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
Drive
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 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. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): take in the views from Meric River Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, then buy something for everyone on your list at Selimiye Arasta Carsisi, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, browse the range of quality goods at Renk Mis Sabun, and then examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Edirne day trip site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Edirne is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Jul 1 — 3:

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.
Step out of Selcuk to go to Germencik and see Magnesia Antik Kenti, which is approximately 40 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary app.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Edirne to Selcuk in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jul 3 — 7:

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.
On the 8th (Thu), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then soar above the sights 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 next day: Head underground at Kaklik Cave, stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Jul 7 — 9:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oludeniz: Bazaar Anatolia (in Gocek) and Dalyan (Lycian Rock Tombs & Kaunos). The adventure continues: get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, stroll around Sehit Fethi Bey ParkI, and trek along The Lycian Way.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz driving holiday site.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 9 — 12:

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 the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Spas) and Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Island of Kekova, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Kas day trip planning site.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Kemer.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 12 — 15:

Kemer

— 3 nights
Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kemer: Antalya (Kaleici, Lower Duden Waterfalls, &more), Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca) and Cirali Beach (in Cirali). There's lots more to do: look for all kinds of wild species at Blue World Diving Center, contemplate the long history of Phaselis, take some stellar pictures from Calis Tepesi, and ponder the design of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Kemer trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Kas to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Kemer sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kemer

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 15 — 18:

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manavgat: Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Alanya (Alanya Kalesi & Kleopatra Beach). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Hip-Notics Cable Ski, make a trip to Vespasianus Aniti, admire the striking features of Temple of Apollo, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater.

For maps, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read our Manavgat road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Kemer to Manavgat takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Spas · Baths · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 18 — 21:

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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and make a trip to Zemi Valley.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Goreme vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Manavgat to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or fly. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Manavgat in July, with highs in Goreme at 37°C and lows at 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 21 — 26:

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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see maps, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip website.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goreme, expect little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 23°C. On the 1st (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Jul 26 — Aug 1:

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.