38 days in Turkey Itinerary

38 days in Turkey Itinerary

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38 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Bodrum City
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
3
Marmaris
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Fethiye
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kas
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
6
Manavgat
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
7
Antalya
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
8
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: London

3
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Ephesus Museum and Ephesus Terrace Houses. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and Sirince Koyu. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Selcuk: Novada Outlet (in Soke) and Forum Aydin (in Aydin). The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, read Selcuk vacation planner.

London, UK to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference when traveling from London to Selcuk is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from London in September, with highs in Selcuk at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Sirince, Forum Aydin, Novada Outlet
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Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

5
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Step out of the city life by going to Dilek National Park and Scuba & Snorkeling. Appreciate the collections at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and Osmanli Tersanesi Sanat Galerisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Knidos (in Datca), Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum) and Didim (Temple of Apollo & Miletus). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Priene Antik Kenti, view the masterpieces at Mine Sanat Galerisi, browse the different shops at Avenue Bodrum, and step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter.

To find more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Bodrum City route planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Didim, Priene Antik Kenti, Alinda Ruins, Dilek National Park, Yalikavak Marina
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Knidos ©
Knidos
Priene Antik Kenti ©
Priene Antik Kenti

5
nights
Marmaris

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Caunos Tombs of the Kings and Trust Gold & Diamonds. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kaunos and Lycian Rock Tombs. There's lots more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, browse the different shops at Grand Bazzar, and zoom along the surf with a waterskiing or jet-skiing adventure.

To see maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Marmaris planning tool .

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Marmaris, with lows of 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Icmeler, Dalyan
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Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

5
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get some historical perspective at Tlos and Old Town. Step out of the city life by going to Gravity Tandem Paragliding and Babadag. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, soak in style at Turkish baths, enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Tours Parks

Side Trip

Oludeniz
Find places to stay Sep 25 — 30:
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Town ©
Old Town

5
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Patara Plajı and Big Pebble Beach. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Church of St. Nicholas and Rock tombs in Myra. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kas: Xanthos Antik Kenti (in Kalkan), Myra Antik Kenti (in Demre (Kale)) and Patara (Patara Antik Kenti & Patara Amphitheatre). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Kekova Sound, tour the pleasant surroundings at Akçagerme plajı, cool off at Hidayet koyu, and view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Kas holiday builder app .

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Kas takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Kas, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Manavgat.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Patara, Demre (Kale), Xanthos Antik Kenti
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Myra Antik Kenti ©
Myra Antik Kenti
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

4
nights
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
You'll explore and learn at Side Museum and Red Tower. Take a break from the city and head to Dim Cave and Dimcay. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Manavgat: Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik) and Alanya Kalesi (in Alanya). The adventure continues: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Koprulu Kanyon Milli Parki, don't miss a visit to Bizans Hastanesi, contemplate the long history of Phaselis, and browse the different shops at Dickman Textile.

Before you visit Manavgat, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can drive from Kas to Manavgat in 4 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Manavgat are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Manavgat

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Alanya, Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Phaselis
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Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)

5
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.
Visit Termessos Ruins and Olympos Ruins for their historical value. Museum-lovers will get to explore Antalya Muzesi and Toscana Sanat Galerisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: TahtalI Dagi (in Kemer), Cirali Beach (in Cirali) and Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk). There's lots more to do: let the river carry you with a rafting and tubing tour, delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City, admire the sheer force of Kursunlu Waterfalls, and steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

For reviews, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya holiday website .

Getting from Manavgat to Antalya by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors

Side Trips

Kemer, Olympos Ruins, Cirali Beach
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Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins

5
nights
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.
Visiting Ihlara Valley and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri will get you outdoors. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Pasabag and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, look for gifts at Cavusin Seramik, get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum, and make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City.

To see where to stay, reviews, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme itinerary website .

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Goreme takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in October, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 24°C and 6°C. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Sat) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Urgup, Derinkuyu, Uchisar Castle, Ihlara Valley
Find places to stay Oct 14 — 19:
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Kaymakli ©
Kaymakli
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

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