32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
2
Bursa
— 1 night
3
Kusadasi
— 2 nights
4
Antalya
— 3 nights
5
Fethiye
— 1 night
6
Bodrum City
— 1 night
7
Izmir
— 1 night
8
Istanbul
— 14 nights

7
nights
Istanbul

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, wander the streets of Ortakoy, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi.

To find more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker website.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in September, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). You will have some time to spend on the 28th (Mon) before leaving for Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii, then get engrossed in the history at Ordekli Culture and Art Center, then stop by Cumalikizik, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Bursa road trip tool.

Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Bursa are somewhat warmer (31°C), and nights are a bit cooler (20°C). On the 29th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Bursa

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 29:
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Panorama 1326 Bursa Fetih Muzesi ©
Panorama 1326 Bursa Fetih Muzesi
Cumalikizik ©
Cumalikizik
Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii

2
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Memmius Monument, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then kick back and relax at Downtown Beach, and finally stop by Kusadasi Leather.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kusadasi vacation planner.

Getting from Bursa to Kusadasi by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Bursa to Kusadasi. In September, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 24°C. On the 1st (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors

Side Trip

Selcuk
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Kusadasi Castle ©
Kusadasi Castle
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Memmius Monument ©
Memmius Monument

3
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.
Here are some ideas for day two: wander the streets of Kaleici, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and then wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip tool.

Traveling by car from Kusadasi to Antalya takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kusadasi to Antalya is 1 hour. In October, daytime highs in Antalya are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. You will have some time to spend on the 4th (Sun) before leaving for Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 4:
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Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins
TerraCity ©
TerraCity
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

1
night
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 4th (Sun), stop by Old Orient Carpet and Kilim Bazaar, wander the streets of Old Town, then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes, and finally step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Fethiye trip maker tool.

Getting from Antalya to Fethiye by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 4 — 5:
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes
Fethiye Kalesi ©
Fethiye Kalesi

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 5th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, then look for gifts at Socrates, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Bodrum Maritime Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City sightseeing planning site.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Bodrum City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Fethiye in October, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 6:
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Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Maritime Museum ©
Bodrum Maritime Museum

1
night
Izmir

Izmir ©
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 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, then take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, and finally brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu.

For photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read our Izmir trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Izmir in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. While traveling from Bodrum City, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Izmir, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 17°C. On the 7th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Oct 6 — 7:
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Arkas Art Center ©
Arkas Art Center
Kemeralti Market ©
Kemeralti Market
Ataturk Museum ©
Ataturk Museum

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nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Let the collections at Rumeli Fortress and Museum of Innocence capture your imagination. Aya Yorgi Church and Historic Areas of Istanbul will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Oksijen O3 AVM (in Dilovasi), Yalova (Osmangazi Koprusu & Cevdet Aydin Parki) and Coban Mustafa Pasa Camii (in Gebze). See some other sides of Istanbul: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planning website.

Getting from Izmir to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Izmir in October, with highs in Istanbul at 28°C and lows at 26°C. On the 21st (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trips

Yalova, Buyukada, Oksijen O3 AVM, Coban Mustafa Pasa Camii
Find places to stay Oct 7 — 21:
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Aya Yorgi Church ©
Aya Yorgi Church
Rumeli Fortress ©
Rumeli Fortress

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