8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
2
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
3
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
4
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Johannesburg

1
night
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.
On the 12th (Fri), explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, then take in the waterfront activity at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, and then delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City. On the 13th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, delve into the distant past at Greek Amphitheater, and then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya tour website .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Antalya is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Johannesburg to Antalya due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Johannesburg in July, expect Antalya to be much hotter, temps between 41°C and 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Greek Amphitheater
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Greek Amphitheater ©
Greek Amphitheater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

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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.
On the 14th (Sun), explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, then brush up on your military savvy at Red Tower, then admire the sheer force of Dim River, and finally Head underground at Dim Cave.

To find photos, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Alanya trip itinerary maker tool .

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Nature Parks Museums
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Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Dim River ©
Dim River

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Kas

Kas ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Mon): kick back and relax at Kekova Sound and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Kas journey planner.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Kas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kekova Sound ©
Kekova Sound
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

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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.
On the 16th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk online holiday planner .

Drive from Kas to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. July in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums
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The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus

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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in the waterfront activity at Yalikavak Marina, then see the interesting displays at Mausoleum of Halicarnassus, then explore the galleries of Castle of St. Peter, and finally see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

Inspirock's itinerary builder makes planning a Bodrum City trip simple and quick.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In July, daytime highs in Bodrum City are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus ©
Mausoleum of Halicarnassus

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