60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Dalaman International Airport, Drive to Marmaris
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Marmaris
— 7 nights
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Oludeniz
— 5 nights
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Kas
— 7 nights
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Alanya
— 6 nights
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Kemer
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 7 nights
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Pamukkale
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Iztuzu Beach 2 and Marmaris Marina. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Marmaris: Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Turunc) and Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (in Dalyan). Spend the 4th (Tue) exploring nature at Marmaris Milli Parki. And it doesn't end there: enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, slough off your stress at Turkish baths, contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri, and push the limits with an extreme tour.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris journey maker website.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Marmaris is an approximately 11.5-hour combination of flight and car. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Dammam in July: highs in Marmaris hover around 38°C, while lows dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.
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Oludeniz — 5 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Bring the kids along to Adrenaline & Extreme Tours and The Lycian Way. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oludeniz: Fethiye (Tlos & Saklikent Milli Parki) and Kaunos (in Dalyan). And it doesn't end there: stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, walk around Oludeniz, soak in style at Turkish baths, and take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To see photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz day trip website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) early enough to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 7 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Boat Tours & Water Sports and Tersane Koyu. Venture out of the city with trips to Patara (Arch of Triumph & Patara Beach), Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova) and Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena & Kekova Island). Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, go for a stroll along the water at Kalekoy Harbour, explore the ancient world of Hellenistic Theatre, and view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery.

To find reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daytime highs in Kas are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can 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.
Family-friendly places like Kleopatra Beach and Alanya Kalesi will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alanya: Side (Apollon Temple & Vespasianus Aniti), Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat) and Hip-Notics Cable Ski (in Cakis). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Aqua Fun City. Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Diving Center Falcons, learn about all things military at Kizilkule, delve into the distant past at Syedra Castle, and don't miss a visit to Alanya Shipyard.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Alanya itinerary planner.

You can drive from Kas to Alanya in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can drive to Kemer.
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Kemer — 6 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Bring the kids along to The Land of Legends Theme Park and Kaleici. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Cirali (Chimaera & Cirali Beach), Antalya (Karnaval Park, Lower Duden Waterfalls, &more) and Kumluca (Olympos Beach & Karaoz Sahili). There's lots more to do: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, explore the striking landscape of Beydaglari Sahil Milli Parki, push the limits with Goynuk Canyon, and steep yourself in history at Phaselis.

To see photos, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Kemer day trip website.

You can drive from Alanya to Kemer in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to fly to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 7 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). There's lots more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

To find ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme tour itinerary tool.

Getting from Kemer to Goreme by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Kemer in August, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to fly 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.
Attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Serenad Dive Center make great kid-friendly stops. Step out of Selcuk with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. There's lots more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online route planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit warmer nights in Selcuk, with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.
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Pamukkale — 5 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.
Attractions like Incegiz Kanyonu and Tripolis Antik Kenti make great kid-friendly stops. Change things up with a short trip to Mount Honaz National Park in Denizli (about 50 minutes away). There's much more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale online vacation builder.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the flight 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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Pamukkale to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in August, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can 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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