17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Selcuk
— 2 nights
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
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Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
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Dalyan
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Selcuk

— 2 nights
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 15th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and finally explore the ancient world of Magnesia Antik Kenti. On the next day, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, explore the ancient world of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Selcuk sightseeing tool.

Almaty, Kazakhstan to Selcuk is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Almaty to Selcuk is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Almaty in June, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 20°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 37°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 14 — 16:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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 17th (Thu), head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Pamukkale planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Tours · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Nature
Find places to stay Jun 16 — 17:

Kas

— 2 nights
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 18th (Fri), kick back and relax at Narr Beach, explore the galleries of Tugra Art Gallery, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim, then stroll through Tersane Koyu, then head off the coast to Island of Kekova, and finally explore the ancient world of Sunken City Ruins of Simena.

To find photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in June, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 17 — 19:

Oludeniz

— 1 night
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and finally look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

To see where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In June, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 19 — 20:

Dalyan

— 1 night
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2 and then indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Dalyan journey builder site.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. June in Dalyan sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Spas

Side Trip

Find places to stay Jun 20 — 21:
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Istanbul

— 5 nights

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.
Visit Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Mısır Çarşısı. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Istiklal Caddesi, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by flight from Dalyan to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dalyan in June: highs in Istanbul hover around 30°C, while lows dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Jun 21 — 26:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 4 nights
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 Uchisar Castle. Visiting Balloon Rides and Off-Road Tours will get you outdoors. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, make a trip to Pasabag, and stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jun 26 — 30:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.