11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel route maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly
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Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
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Fethiye
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 2 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.
On the 14th (Fri), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel route planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. Traveling from Cairo in September, you will find days in Istanbul are much colder (26°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Marmaris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping
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Marmaris

— 1 night
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.
On the 17th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and then stop by Latina Goldsmiths. Keep things going the next day: cool off at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark and then explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri.

To find maps, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Marmaris holiday planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Marmaris in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Marmaris to be little chillier, around 20°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 34°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trip

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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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Wed): gain a rich perspective with Flora Gullet Boat, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. On the 20th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Kas online trip maker.

You can drive from Marmaris to Kas in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Kas sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches
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Fethiye

— 1 night
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 21st (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, then steep yourself in history at Old Town, and then walk around Oludeniz.

For traveler tips, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye trip planner.

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Fethiye sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Family-friendly places like Fairy Chimneys and Gulludere Vadisi will thrill your kids. Escape the urban bustle at Uchisar Castle and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Spend the 22nd (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour and stop by Orient Bazaar.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour itinerary planner.

Fly from Fethiye to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Fethiye in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Goreme, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.