60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Selcuk
— 6 nights
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Bodrum City
— 6 nights
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Marmaris
— 6 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Kas
— 6 nights
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Antalya
— 6 nights
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Manavgat
— 6 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
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Istanbul
— 8 nights
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Edirne
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Pamukkale — 1 night

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.
On the 1st (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip builder website.

Istanbul to Pamukkale is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.
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Selcuk — 6 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: Serenad Dive Center (in Seferihisar) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Maket Koy, cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Selcuk online holiday builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can drive to Bodrum City.
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Bodrum City — 6 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Change things up with a short trip to Sevket Sabanci Kultur ve Sanat Merkezi in Turgutreis (about 32 minutes away). There's lots more to do: identify plant and animal life at Aquapro Dive Center, explore the world behind art at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Kumbahce Sahili.

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bodrum City travel planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 25°C in Bodrum City. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to drive to Marmaris.
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Marmaris — 6 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 Mimi's Beauty Center (in Ortaca), Cleopatra's Beach (in Bitez) and Iztuzu Beach 2 (in Dalyan). There's lots more to do: take in the waterfront activity at Marmaris Marina, explore the ancient world of Loryma, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, and walk around Ataturk Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris trip website.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect little chillier with lows of 20°C in Marmaris. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) to allow 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Oludeniz: Gocek (Bazaar Anatolia & Boat Tours & Water Sports) and Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, hike along The Lycian Way, take in the awesome beauty at Babadag, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Oludeniz takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can 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 24th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Kas: Karaoz Sahili (in Kumluca), Kekova (Sunken City Ruins of Simena & Tersane Koyu) and Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena & Kekova Island). And it doesn't end there: get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Beach, cool off at Palm Beach Club, and delve into the distant past at Patara Amphitheatre.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kas trip website.

Getting from Oludeniz to Kas by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Kas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Burdur Anitlari (in Burdur), Olbia Park (in Kemer) and Sagalassos (in Aglasun). Pack the 4th (Tue) with family-friendly diversions at The Land of Legends Theme Park. There's still lots to do: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, steep yourself in history at Phaselis, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

For maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Antalya planning website.

You can drive from Kas to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Manavgat: Alanya (Kizilkule, Alanya Kalesi, &more). And it doesn't end there: test the waters at Q Spa & Wellness, take an in-depth tour of Manavgat Kent Muzesi, examine the collection at Side Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Apollon Temple.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Manavgat trip planner.

Drive from Antalya to Manavgat in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Manavgat, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can fly to Goreme.
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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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Goreme: Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City & Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri) and Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Goreme online tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Manavgat to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In October, Goreme is slightly colder than Manavgat - with highs of 24°C and lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 8 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.
When in Istanbul, make a side trip to see Sinan Pasa Turbesi in Gallipoli, approximately Gallipoli away. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul journey maker site.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Edirne.
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Edirne — 4 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. Change things up with these side-trips from Edirne: Kirklareli (Aicha Lavanta & Dupnisa Cave). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque, take a stroll through Karaagac, snap pictures at Meric River Bridge, and admire the landmark architecture of Karaagac Train Station.

To see maps, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne vacation planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Edirne in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) early enough to go by car 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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