9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Drive
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Balikesir
— Few hours
Drive
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Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Taxi to Fethiye, Bus to Antalya
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Antalya
— 1 night
Fly to Adana Airport, Drive to Mersin
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Mersin
— 1 night
Drive
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Adana
— 1 night
Drive
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Gaziantep
— 1 night
Drive
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Mardin
— 1 night
Fly

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Balikesir

On the 6th (Fri), see the interesting displays at BalIkesir National Forces Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Zagnos Pasa Camii.

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Istanbul to Balikesir is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Balikesir hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Balikesir

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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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 7th (Sat), delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses.

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Traveling by car from Balikesir to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Find places to stay Sep 6 — 7:

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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.
On the 8th (Sun), go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, then appreciate the history behind Marmaris Mountains, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

For reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Marmaris sightseeing planning app.

Getting from Selcuk to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sun) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 7 — 8:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz driving holiday planner.

Drive from Marmaris to Oludeniz in 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Tours · Adventure

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 8 — 9:

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally take a stroll through Kaleici.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya visit planner.

Do a combination of taxi and bus from Oludeniz to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In September in Antalya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 9 — 10:

1
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Mersin

Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque and then explore the fascinating underground world of Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Mersin trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Antalya to Mersin. In September, daily temperatures in Mersin can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can drive to Adana.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 11:

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Adana

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): take in the views from Varda(Alman) Koprusu, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sabanci Merkez Camii, and then take in the views from Tas Kopru.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Adana road trip site.

Drive from Mersin to Adana in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Adana can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Thu) so you can travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Adana

Find places to stay Sep 11 — 12:

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Gaziantep

A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Gaziantep Oyun ve Oyuncak Muzesi, then browse the exhibits of Zeugma Mosaic Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Omeriye Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Gaziantep Savas Muzesi.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaziantep travel planner.

Drive from Adana to Gaziantep in 3 hours. Traveling from Adana in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Gaziantep. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Mardin.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:

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Mardin

Mardin is a city and multiple bishopric in southeastern Turkey. On the 14th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, steep yourself in history at KasImiye Medresesi, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Deyrulzafaran Monastery, then delve into the distant past at Dara Mesopotamia Ruins, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Latifiye Mosque.

For photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Mardin day trip tool.

Getting from Gaziantep to Mardin by car takes about 4.5 hours. In September, daytime highs in Mardin are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Mardin

Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Turkey travel guide

4.5
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.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Mugla Province travel guide

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Beaches · Nightlife · Bodies of Water
Muğla Province boasts a handful of large holiday resorts, complete with fantastic beaches and a broad array of water sports in the pristine blue sea. Crisp, white buildings and traditional Greek- and Turkish-style wooden houses dot the rolling hills. Quaint streets and historical monuments are preserved in their original state, including the World Heritage Site of Letoon. The province's history dates back to 3000 BCE, so take the opportunity to explore its many ancient ruins and monuments.

Antalya Province travel guide

4.2
Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.