30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Fly
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly to Bodrum, Taxi to Icmeler
7
Icmeler
— 2 nights
Drive
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Cirali
— 3 nights
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Drive to Antalya International Airport, Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Kusadasi
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Kusadasi
— 3 nights
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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.
Popular historic sites such as Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Goreme Open-Air Museum are in your itinerary. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Goreme National Park and Kocabag Winery. There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, head off-road at local off-road trails, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read our Goreme tour itinerary planner.

Pune, India to Goreme is an approximately 18-hour flight. Traveling from Pune to Goreme, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. In September in Goreme, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites

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Fairy Chimneys ©
Must see
Fairy Chimneys
4.8
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. On the next day, do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, buy something for everyone on your list at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, then take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale road trip app.

You can fly from Goreme to Pamukkale in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

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Hierapolis ©
Must see
Hierapolis
4.7

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): see the interesting displays at Marmaris Balevi, then explore the ancient world of Carian rock tombs, and then take a stroll through Datca Peninsula. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi, then stop by Pasha Fine Jewelery, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach, and finally see the interesting displays at Halici Ahmet Urkay.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Marmaris in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Museums · Neighborhoods · Beaches · Parks
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2
nights
Bodrum City

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Wed): learn about all things military at Bodrum Maritime Museum, stroll through Gun Batimi Plaji, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, get some fabulous bargains at Moden Leather Shop, and then kick back and relax at Kumbahce Sahili.

To see ratings, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City itinerary maker site.

Drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in October, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 20°C in Bodrum City. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Museums

Side Trip

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4
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ephesus Museum and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Public Latrine and The Basilica of Saint John are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of Selcuk with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Selcuk, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Side Trips

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6
nights
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.
Popular historic sites such as Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Istanbul: Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar) and Bursa (Green Tomb, Ulu Cami, &more). There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Selcuk in October, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Icmeler.

Things to do in Istanbul

Side Trips

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Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

2
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Icmeler

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Visiting Icmeler Beach and Amos Beach will get you outdoors. Step off the beaten path and head to Trust Gold & Diamonds and Carian Trail. Take a break from Icmeler with a short trip to Datca Vineyard & Winery in Datca, about 1h 5 min away. There's more to do: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and stroll through Turunc Sahil.

To find out how to plan a trip to Icmeler, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Icmeler takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul to Icmeler, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Icmeler, with lows of 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Cirali.

Things to do in Icmeler

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Wildlife

Side Trips

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Icmeler Beach ©
Must see
Icmeler Beach
4.2
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Trust Gold & Diamonds
4.9
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
3.4

3
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Cirali

A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): delve into the distant past at Olympos Ruins, then look for all kinds of wild species at Chimaera, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Cirali Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Castle of Simena, kick back and relax at Kekova Sound, and then explore the ancient world of Sura Ancient City.

To see ratings, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Cirali tour itinerary planner.

Getting from Icmeler to Cirali by car takes about 5.5 hours. Traveling from Icmeler to Cirali, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Icmeler in October, Cirali is a bit cooler at night with lows of 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Cirali

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Olympos Ruins ©
Must see
Olympos Ruins
4.3
Cirali Beach ©
Must see
Cirali Beach
4.6
Kekova Sound ©
Must see
Kekova Sound
4.6

3
nights
Kusadasi

Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
On the 26th (Sat), explore the ancient world of Herakleia, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sevgi Beach, and then zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure. Here are some ideas for day two: kick back and relax at Silver Sands Beach, enjoy the sand and surf at Altinkum Beach, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilek National Park.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Kusadasi online road trip planner.

Explore your travel options from Cirali to Kusadasi with the Route module. Traveling from Cirali to Kusadasi, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cirali, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Kusadasi, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Altinkum Beach
Beach
Altinkum Beach
3.4
Sevgi Beach ©
Beach
Sevgi Beach
3.4

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