11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive
3
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive
4
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 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.
For reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Selcuk, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Cairo in September, with highs in Selcuk at 36°C and lows at 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Kas

— 1 night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): make a trip to Lions Tomb and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To see photos, ratings, maps, and tourist information, use the Kas trip planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Kas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 13:
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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 13th (Thu), contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, then hunt for treasures at Pazar Alanı, and then contemplate the long history of Old Town. On the 14th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari and then kick back and relax at Calis Beach.

To see traveler tips, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Fethiye vacation builder website.

Getting from Kas to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 14:

Marmaris

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sat): stop by Latina Goldsmiths, look for gifts at Simons Diamonds, then stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, and finally kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, look for gifts at Ruby, and then stop by My Silver Jewellery.

To find maps, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris trip maker site.

Drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Marmaris sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sun) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 14 — 16:

Bodrum City

— 1 night

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 17th (Mon): examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology and then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter.

For ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in September, Bodrum City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. On the 17th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 17:

Istanbul

— 3 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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Aponia Storefor plenty of shopping. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Ortakoy and Rustem Pasha Mosque. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul driving holiday planning site.

Getting from Bodrum City to Istanbul by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Bodrum City in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 17 — 20:

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.