8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Van, Turkey
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  11 h 45 min
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
2
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
5
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
6
Tarsus
— 1 night
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  5 h
End: Van, Turkey

2
nights
Selcuk

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts, then explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Memmius Monument, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), then examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary planning site.

Van to Selcuk is an approximately 12- hour combination of car and flight. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Selcuk are 37°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA

1
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Marmaris

Marmaris ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, then kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and finally look for gifts at Kurt Jewellery.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read Marmaris journey planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. June in Marmaris sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach

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Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 11th (Thu), kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then stroll around Oludeniz, and then get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Oludeniz day trip planning site.

You can drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Oludeniz
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Adrenaline & Extreme Tours
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

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Antalya

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.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Fri): have some family-friendly fun at Ters Ev, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then take a stroll through Kaleici, and finally take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Fri) so you can drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Parks Fun & Games
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Old City Marina ©
Old City Marina

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Alanya

Alanya ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and then stroll through Kleopatra Beach.

To find photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Alanya trip planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tarsus.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Alanya LimanI ©
Alanya LimanI

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Tarsus

Tarsus ©
Tarsus is a historic city in south-central Turkey, 20 km inland from the Mediterranean. Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sun): Head underground at Taskuyu Cave, then make a trip to Eski Cami, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque).

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Tarsus trip planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Tarsus takes 6 hours. In June, daily temperatures in Tarsus can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Tarsus

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Taskuyu Cave ©
Taskuyu Cave
Eski Cami ©
Eski Cami
Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque) ©
Tarsus Ulu Cami (Grand Mosque)

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