60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Ankara
— 5 nights
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Manavgat
— 6 nights
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Antalya
— 6 nights
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Kas
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Gallipoli
— 2 nights
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Edirne
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 12 nights
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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: Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery & Ihlara Valley) and Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri). And it doesn't end there: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and trot along with a tour on horseback.

For ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker site.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Goreme is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Jakarta to Goreme. Traveling from Jakarta in October, expect Goreme to be much colder, temps between 24°C and 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can catch the bus to Ankara.
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Ankara — 5 nights

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 sightseeing. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, admire the landmark architecture of Aslanhane Mosque, don't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, and take in the exciting artwork at Galeri Artist.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ankara tour itinerary planning app.

Traveling by bus from Goreme to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Goreme in October: highs in Ankara hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Manavgat.
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Manavgat — 6 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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Alanya (Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, Kleopatra Beach, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Apollon Temple, see the interesting displays at Side Museum, explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, and test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Manavgat trip itinerary builder tool.

Getting from Ankara to Manavgat by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Traveling from Ankara in October, expect nights in Manavgat to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are much warmer, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.
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Antalya — 6 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami (in Goynuk), Tekirova (Blue World Diving Center & Phaselis) and Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer). There's much more to do: explore the ancient world of Sagalassos, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, and admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya trip planning app.

Getting from Manavgat to Antalya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Antalya are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 5 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 Kas' surroundings by going to Arykanda Antik Kenti (in Finike), Demre (Kale) (Myra Antik Kenti, Church of St. Nicholas, &more) and Gelidonya Feneri (in Adrasan). The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, slough off your stress at Spa Marin, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, and explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Kas road trip website.

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Kas are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.
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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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oludeniz: Fethiye (Tlos & Saklikent Milli Parki). Next up on the itinerary: trek along The Lycian Way, walk around Oludeniz, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz travel tool.

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and finally look for gifts at Dogan Onyx factory.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale vacation app.

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Selcuk side-trips: Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire), Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik) and Aydin (Aydin Museum & KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi). And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and get a new perspective on things with Serenad Dive Center.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk trip builder tool.

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In November, daytime highs in Selcuk are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Gallipoli.
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Gallipoli — 2 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. On the 13th (Sun), explore the striking landscape of Gallipoli National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Azaplar Camii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, take in the history at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and finally appreciate the history behind Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti.

To find maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Gallipoli trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Gallipoli takes 5.5 hours. In November, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Edirne.
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Edirne — 5 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. Step out of Edirne with an excursion to Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii in Luleburgaz--about 1h 10 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Selimiye Arasta Carsisi, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Karaagac Train Station.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Edirne trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 12 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: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. November in Istanbul sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) so you can fly 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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