9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
1
Goreme
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  6 h 30 min
2
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h
3
Antalya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h
4
Alanya
— 1 night
+2
Shuttle + Foot + Fly:  4 h
End: Istanbul

2
nights
Goreme

Goreme ©
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Zemi Valley and Lucky Horse Ranch. Discover out-of-the-way places like Zelve Open Air Museum and Sunset Point. Next up on the itinerary: explore the striking landscape at Love Valley, admire the verdant scenery at Soganli Valley, see the interesting displays at Guray Museum, and look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Goreme vacation tool.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3- hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Guray Museum, Zelve Open Air Museum, Kocabag Winery, Soganli Valley, Turasan Sarapcilik
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Soganli Valley ©
Soganli Valley
Love Valley ©
Love Valley
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum

2
nights
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 3rd (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, then walk around Kidrak Natural Park, then race across the water with a speed boat tour, and finally relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas. On the 4th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Kumburnu Plaji, kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon, explore the historical opulence of Fethiye Kalesi, then visit Old Town, and finally look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To find ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz online trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Oludeniz by combination of flight and bus takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Oludeniz, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Spas
Old Town ©
Old Town
Mavi Magara ©
Mavi Magara

3
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Olympos Ruins and Yivli Minaret Mosque. Get some cultural insight at Side Antik Kenti and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Cirali Beach (in Cirali), Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer) and Vespasianus Aniti (in Side). There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard, see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, and stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, 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. Traveling from Oludeniz in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Antalya, with lows of 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Fri) early enough to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Manavgat, Cirali Beach, Olympos Ruins, Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI
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Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Side Antik Kenti ©
Side Antik Kenti

1
night
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 8th (Sat), soak in style at Turkish baths, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read our Alanya trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Alanya

Baths Spas Outdoors
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi
Turkish Baths

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