26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 1 day
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Cesme
— 2 nights
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Seferihisar
— Few hours
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Kekova
— 6 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Kayseri
— Few hours
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Istanbul
— 5 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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.
For photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Durban, South Africa to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Durban to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. In June in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Cesme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Cesme

Cesme ©
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
You've added Erythrai archaeological ruins, Ilica Plaji, Delikli Koyu, and other attractions to your itinerary. On the 20th (Sat), kick back and relax at Cesme AltInkum Beach and then take in the waterfront activity at Cesme Marina. On your second day here, admire the landmark architecture of Cesme Castle, kick back and relax at Delikli Koyu, then explore the ancient world of Erythrai archaeological ruins, and finally kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Cesme trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Cesme takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Eastern European Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. In June in Cesme, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 23°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Seferihisar.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Beach
Ilica Plaji
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Architectural Building
Cesme Castle
4.5

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Seferihisar

Seferihisar ©
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): delve into the distant past at Teos Antik Kenti.

To find where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Seferihisar trip planning app.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Seferihisar takes an hour. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Seferihisar. When traveling from Cesme in June, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Seferihisar: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 26°C at night. On the 22nd (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Selcuk.

Things to do in Seferihisar

Historic Sites
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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Pamucak Beach, Public Latrine, Ephesus Travel Guide - Private Ephesus Tours, and other attractions. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ephesus Terrace Houses and Sirince Koyu. Your inner history buff will appreciate Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) and The Temple of Artemis. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, and make a trip to Byzantine acquaducts.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk route tool.

Getting from Seferihisar to Selcuk by car takes about 1.5 hours. While traveling from Seferihisar, expect a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 20°C. You will have some time to spend on the 25th (Thu) before leaving for Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Tours · Parks · Beaches

Side Trip

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 25th (Thu), take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale online itinerary planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Kekova.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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Hierapolis
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World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
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Kekova

Kekova
Kekova, also named Caravola, is a small Turkish island near Demre district of Antalya province which faces the villages of Kaleköy and Üçağız . To find ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kekova trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Kekova in 4.5 hours. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Thu) before leaving for Antalya.

Things to do in Kekova

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Parks
Find places to stay Jun 26 — Jul 2:

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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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kaleici, Mermerli Beach, Antalya Bazaar, and other attractions. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): browse the eclectic array of goods at Antalya Bazaar and then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins, then kick back and relax at Mermerli Beach, and then examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya route builder website.

Drive from Kekova to Antalya in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Must see
Kursunlu Waterfalls
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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme National Park and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Selime Monastery in Guzelyurt--about 1h 20 min away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, see the interesting displays at Urgup Museum, explore the ancient world of Özkonak Underground City, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, use the Goreme trip maker app.

You can drive from Antalya to Goreme in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. In July, Goreme is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 37°C and lows of 18°C. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling to Kayseri.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

Side Trips

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Kayseri

Kayseri
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Kayseri road trip planning website.

Getting from Goreme to Kayseri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Goreme in July, Kayseri is slightly colder at night with lows of 15°C. You'll set off for Istanbul on the 8th (Wed).

Things to do in Kayseri

Tours · Outdoors · Shopping · Historic Sites
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

Your day by day itinerary now includes Walking tours as well as Kapali Carsi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Chora Museum. Enjoy Istanbul some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

To see traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Kayseri to Istanbul. Traveling from Kayseri in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 23°C. You'll set off for home on the 13th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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Topkapi Palace
4.4

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