32 days in Turkish Mediterranean Coast Itinerary

32 days in Turkish Mediterranean Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Dalaman, Bus to Kalkan
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Kalkan
— 4 nights
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Demre (Kale)
— 4 nights
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Olympos
— 2 nights
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Adana Şakirpaşa Airport, Drive to Mersin
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Mersin
— 6 nights
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Alanya
— 6 nights
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Antalya
— 9 nights
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Kalkan — 4 nights

Little more than a quaint fishing village until the 1920s, in the last few decades Kalkan has managed to grow into an upscale vacation destination without succumbing to the pitfalls of mass tourism.
Explore Kalkan's surroundings by going to Kas (Lions Tomb, Kaputas Beach, &more). There's more to do: kick back and relax at Patara Beach and delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti.

To see ratings, maps, and tourist information, read Kalkan trip itinerary maker.

London, UK to Kalkan is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of car and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Kalkan. Traveling from London in July, things will get a bit warmer in Kalkan: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Demre (Kale).
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Demre (Kale) — 4 nights

Explore Demre (Kale)'s surroundings by going to Arykanda Antik Kenti (in Finike) and Kekova (Tersane Koyu & Sunken City Ruins of Simena).

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Demre (Kale) journey planner.

You can drive from Kalkan to Demre (Kale) in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Kalkan in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Demre (Kale), with lows of 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Olympos.
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Olympos — 2 nights

On the 31st (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach, then contemplate the long history of Olympos Archeological Site, and then identify plant and animal life at Chimaera. Keep things going the next day: identify plant and animal life at Blue World Diving Center, steep yourself in history at Phaselis, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at TahtalI Dagi.

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Traveling by car from Demre (Kale) to Olympos takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in July, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Tue) so you can drive to Mersin.
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Mersin — 6 nights

Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Venture out of the city with trips to Adamkayalar (in Kizkalesi), Astim Cave (in Silifke) and Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri (in Erdemli). There's much more to do: Head underground at Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House Museum, make a trip to Makam-i Danyal Camii (Tomb of Daniel), and take in the waterfront activity at Mersin Marina.

To see ratings, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mersin trip itinerary planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Olympos to Mersin. In August in Mersin, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 28°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to drive to Alanya.
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Alanya — 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alanya: Manavgat (Manavgat Kent Muzesi, Manavgat Waterfall, &more). There's much more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, admire the sheer force of Dimcay, step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, and slough off your stress at Turkish baths.

To find where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Alanya trip planner.

You can drive from Mersin to Alanya in 6 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Antalya.
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Antalya — 9 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 The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye) and Side (Vespasianus Aniti, Ancient Theater, &more). The adventure continues: stop by Kaleici, identify plant and animal life at Deep Walker Diving Resort, take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Antalya tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to fly back home.
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Turkish Mediterranean Coast travel guide

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Turquoise Coast
Affectionately known as the "Turquoise Coast," the Turkish Mediterranean Coast area boasts fine-sand beaches and sparkling blue waters. The lush, forest-blanketed Taurus Mountains serve as a breathtaking backdrop for this vacation spot. The sand and sea are just around the corner from ancient cities perched precariously on hilltops, carved tombs, and hiking trails. The history isn't just onshore: you can spot the sunken remains of ancient civilizations in the crystal clear waters, too. Wedged between the mountains and the Mediterranean Sea, this pristine coast offers spectacular yachting and fun in the sun for all.
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