60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Antalya
— 7 nights
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Kas
— 6 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Marmaris
— 7 nights
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Bodrum City
— 7 nights
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
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Gallipoli
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri) and Guzelyurt (Guzelyurt Valley Monastery & Ihlara Valley). And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Honey Valley, and contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

For where to stay, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary planner.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: highs in Goreme hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can fly to Antalya.
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Antalya — 7 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Tekirova (Phaselis & Blue World Diving Center), Firdevs Bey Cami ve Bedesteni (in Isparta) and Sagalassos (in Aglasun). Pack the 1st (Thu) with family-friendly diversions at The Land of Legends Theme Park. Next up on the itinerary: boost your wellbeing at Q Spa & Wellness, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, stroll around Karnaval Park, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip maker app.

Fly from Goreme to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Antalya, with lows of 28°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can go by car to Kas.
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Kas — 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Kas: Kalkan (Boat Tours & Water Sports & Palm Beach Club), Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena & Tersane Koyu) and Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena, Sura Ancient City, &more). And it doesn't end there: slough off your stress at Spa Marin, enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, and take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Kas itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Antalya in September since evenings lows in Kas dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 4 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Get out of town with these interesting Oludeniz side-trips: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Gocek) and Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye). There's still lots to do: stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and appreciate the history behind Tayyareci Fethi Bey Aniti.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz day trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 7 nights

One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Explore Marmaris' surroundings by going to Karaincir Plaji (in Akyarlar), Stratonikeia Antik Kenti (in Mugla) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). And it doesn't end there: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, stroll through Icmeler Beach, appreciate the history behind Marmaris Mountains, and get outside with Mar.

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You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 7 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Get out of town with these interesting Bodrum City side-trips: Didim (Miletus & Temple of Apollo). There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumbahce Sahili, step off the mainland to explore Karaada, and enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji.

To find maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City day trip website.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Marmaris in September since evenings lows in Bodrum City dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can drive to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 7 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Selcuk: Seferihisar (SIgacIk Village Market & Serenad Dive Center) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Selcuk, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 3 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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, look for gifts at Dogan Onyx factory, and admire the sheer force of Ornaz Vadisi.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can go by car to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 3 nights

The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Explore Gallipoli's surroundings by going to Eceabat (Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti & Gallipoli Battlefield). On the 6th (Thu), spend a day delving into the history of Gallipoli National Park. The adventure continues: tour the pleasant surroundings at Bolayir Plaji, contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, and don't miss a visit to Azaplar Camii.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Gallipoli trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Gallipoli in 6.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 9 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planning tool.

Getting from Gallipoli to Istanbul by car takes about 4 hours. Traveling from Gallipoli in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Istanbul: highs are around 28°C and lows about 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) to allow 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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