60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly
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Antalya
— 6 nights
Fly
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Bursa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sanliurfa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 6 nights
Fly
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Konya
— 4 nights
Fly
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Fethiye
— 6 nights
Bus to Antalya, Fly to Gaziantep
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Gaziantep
— 2 nights
Fly
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Ankara
— 4 nights
Train
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Eskisehir
— 4 nights
Drive
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Antakya
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
Fly to Istanbul, Bus to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
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Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Amasya Merzifon Airport, Drive to Amasya
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Amasya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kars
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 7 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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

For ratings, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

Alexandria, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Alexandria to Istanbul. When traveling from Alexandria in September, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) early enough to fly 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: The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye), Side (Side Museum, Apollon Temple, &more) and Alanya (Alanya Kalesi, Kleopatra Beach, &more). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kaleici, go for a stroll along the water at Old City Marina, discover the deep blue sea with Deep Walker Diving Resort, and steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

For other places to visit and more tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Antalya, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for the flight to Bursa.
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Bursa — 4 nights

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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Bursa: Yalova (Yuruyen Kosk, Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu, &more), Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Suuçtu Şelalesi (in Mustafakemalpasa). The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, make a trip to Hamzabey Camii, get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, and test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bursa online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Bursa takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in October; daily highs in Bursa reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. You will have some time to spend on the 16th (Sun) before leaving for Sanliurfa.
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Find places to stay Oct 12 — 16:

Sanliurfa — 2 nights

Şanlıurfa, often simply known as Urfa or Al-Ruha, in ancient times Edessa, is a city with 561,465 inhabitants in south-eastern Turkey, and the capital of Şanlıurfa Province. Sanliurfa is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, explore the ancient world of Potbelly Hill, take in the spiritual surroundings of Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cave of Abraham.

To see more things to do, reviews, photos, and tourist information, read our Sanliurfa tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Sanliurfa in 12.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Izmir.
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Izmir — 6 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Change things up with these side-trips from Izmir: Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik), Kaleici Camii (in Kusadasi) and Selcuk (Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Baths of Varius, &more). There's lots more to do: take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, and test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Izmir day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Sanliurfa to Izmir takes 14.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 17°C. You will leave for Konya on the 26th (Wed).
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Konya — 4 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Get out of town with these interesting Konya side-trips: Aksehir (BatI Cephesi Karargahi Muzesi, Nasreddin Hoca Turbesi, &more) and Beysehir (Eflatunpinar Hitit Su Aniti, Esrefoglu Mosque, &more). And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Mevlana Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ates Baz-i Veli Turbesi, take in nature's colorful creations at Konya Tropical Butterfly Garden, and take a stroll around Irfan Medeniyeti.

To find photos, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Konya route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Konya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in October, expect slightly colder with lows of 7°C in Konya. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Fethiye.
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Find places to stay Oct 26 — 30:

Fethiye — 6 nights

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Change things up with these side-trips from Fethiye: Dalyan (Iztuzu Beach 2 & Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area), Kas (Tugra Art Gallery, Spa Marin, &more) and Dalyan Nehri (in Marmaris). There's lots more to do: push the limits with an extreme tour, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, and enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find reviews, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye online route planner.

You can fly from Konya to Fethiye in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, Fethiye is a bit warmer than Konya - with highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Gaziantep.
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Find places to stay Oct 30 — Nov 5:

Gaziantep — 2 nights

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 6th (Sun), examine the collection at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Omeriye Mosque, browse the exhibits of Zeugma Mosaic Museum, then get engrossed in the history at Gaziantep Museum of Archaelogy, and finally see the interesting displays at Hamam Muzesi.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaziantep driving holiday website.

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Fethiye to Gaziantep in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. In November, Gaziantep is little chillier than Fethiye - with highs of 20°C and lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Ankara.
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Ankara — 4 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: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, have some family-friendly fun at Da Vinci Board Game Cafe, admire the masterpieces at 8 Hubb Art Gallery, and make a trip to Musa aga camii.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara day trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Gaziantep to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Gaziantep in November, plan for little chillier days in Ankara, with highs around 9°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 7°C. You will have some time to spend on the 11th (Fri) before leaving for Eskisehir.
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Eskisehir — 4 nights

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Explore Eskisehir's surroundings by going to Bilecik (Dursun FakIh Turbesi, Tomb of Ertuğrul Gazi, &more). There's still lots to do: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Uryan Baba Turbesi, contemplate the long history of Seyit Battal Gazi Kulliyesi, and appreciate the history behind Midas Monument.

To see photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Eskisehir tour itinerary builder site.

Take a train from Ankara to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Eskisehir, with highs around 15°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Tue) to allow time for the car ride to Antakya.
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Find places to stay Nov 11 — 15:

Antakya — 1 night

Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): witness the site of a historic battle at Iron Gate, then explore the historical opulence of Koz Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mahremiye Camii, and finally get engrossed in the history at Hatay Archeology Museum.

To see photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Antakya trip itinerary maker site.

Getting from Eskisehir to Antakya by car takes about 9 hours. Traveling from Eskisehir in November, things will get somewhat warmer in Antakya: highs are around 24°C and lows about 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Trabzon.
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Find places to stay Nov 15 — 16:

Trabzon — 4 nights

Get out of town with these interesting Trabzon side-trips: Rize (Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, Hemsin Organik Vadisi, &more), Karaca Cave (in Torul) and Gumushane (Torul & Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki). Spend the 20th (Sun) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To see reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trabzon route maker.

You can drive from Antakya to Trabzon in 12 hours. While traveling from Antakya, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 19°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 21st (Mon) to allow time for travel to Edirne.
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Find places to stay Nov 17 — 21:

Edirne — 2 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. Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gazi Mihal Camii and then examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, look for gifts at Renk Mis Sabun, then take in the views from Meric River Bridge, then slough off your stress at Saray Hamami, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Edirne trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Trabzon to Edirne in 9 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can drive to Amasya.
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Find places to stay Nov 21 — 23:

Amasya — 2 nights

Kick off your visit on the 24th (Thu): get a new perspective on nature at Minyatur Amasya Muzesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, then get engrossed in the history at Amasya Muzesi, and finally see the interesting displays at Amaasya Museum of Archeology. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Sehzadeler Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Yaliboyu Evleri, and then see the interesting displays at Sabuncuoglu TIp ve Cerrahi Muzesi.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Amasya trip planning app.

Explore your travel options from Edirne to Amasya with the Route module. Expect a daytime high around 16°C in November, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Kars.
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Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:

Kars — 2 nights

Kars is a city in northeast Turkey and the capital of Kars Province.With a population of 73,836, it is the largest city on the Turkish side of the closed border with Armenia. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ani Cathedral, then identify plant and animal life at Kuyucuk Lake Wild Life Reserve, and then don't miss a visit to Evliya Camii.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Kars route builder.

Getting from Amasya to Kars by car takes about 9 hours. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Amasya in November, with highs in Kars at 8°C and lows at -7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough 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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