60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 6 nights
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Bursa
— 7 nights
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Edirne
— 6 nights
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Istanbul
— 16 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
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Ankara
— 7 nights
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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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Side (Ancient Theater, Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), &more), Belek (Kaya Palazzo Golf Club & Carya Golf Club) and Mrk. Kulliye Cami (in Manavgat). And it doesn't end there: wander the streets of Kaleici, see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, tee off at Antalya Golf Club, and walk around Karnaval Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, use the Antalya route tool.

Baghdad, Iraq to Antalya is an approximately 6-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in November, and nighttime lows around 12°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Antalya

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 24 — 30:

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Pamukkale

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.
Explore Pamukkale's surroundings by going to Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli). There's lots more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, and get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip itinerary planning tool.

Drive from Antalya to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 4:

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Selcuk

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Change things up with these side-trips from Selcuk: Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire), Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Aydin (AydIn Nasuhpasa Kulliyesi & KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 4 — 10:

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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bursa: Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik), Ataturk Kosku (in Termal) and Erikli Waterfall (in Yalova). Next up on the itinerary: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, see the interesting displays at Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muradiye Mosque, and appreciate the history behind Tombs of Osman and Orhan.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Bursa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bursa takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Bursa can reach 12°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Bursa

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 10 — 17:

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Edirne

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. Go for a jaunt from Edirne to Uzunkopru to see Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) about 58 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Edirne Buyuk Sinagogu, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

For other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Edirne tour planner.

Drive from Bursa to Edirne in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 17 — 23:

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Istanbul

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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In December in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 7°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Dec 23 — Jan 8:

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Karamanoglu Ulu Camii (in Aksaray), Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt) and Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

For where to stay and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect nights in Goreme to be colder, around -4°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) early enough to take a bus to Ankara.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 8 — 15:

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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and ponder the world of politics at Yargitay.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Ankara road trip tool.

You can take a bus from Goreme to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect nights in Ankara to be somewhat warmer, around 0°C, while days are little chillier, around 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Find places to stay Jan 15 — 22:

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.