13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly + bus:  18​h 30​min
1
Kas
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
2
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h 45​min
End: Bengaluru

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tugra Art Gallery, and then gain insight with Flora Boat.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kas trip planning app .

Bengaluru, India to Kas is an approximately 18.5-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus; or do a combination of flight and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Kas. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Bengaluru in May; daily highs in Kas reach 29°C and lows reach 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Tugra Art Gallery

1
night
Oludeniz

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 4th (Sat), slough off your stress at Turkish baths, fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then stroll through Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip planner .

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Turkish Baths

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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), don't miss a visit to Arcadian Way, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, delve into the distant past at Curetes Street, then delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, and finally delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus.

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Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Selcuk sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Outdoors
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Popular historic sites such as Suleymaniye Cami and Sultanahmet District are in your itinerary. Kids will enjoy Kapali Carsi and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in May, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (25°C), and nights are about the same (15°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Goreme National Park and Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii. Head to Alaturca Taner and Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Centerfor some retail therapy. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, browse the exhibits of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and get interesting insight from Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center.

To see photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme trip maker app .

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Ortahisar, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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