12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
3
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
5
Icmeler
— 1 night
Drive
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Fly
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly

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3
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.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor plenty of shopping. And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Cairo in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Kapali Carsi ©
Flea Market
Kapali Carsi
3.8
Ortakoy ©
Neighborhood
Ortakoy
4.4

1
night
Dalyan

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): delve into the distant past at Carian rock tombs, delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, then steep yourself in history at Kaunos, then identify plant and animal life at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area, and finally kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Dalyan in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

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2
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.
On the 4th (Sun), kick back and relax at Kekova Sound and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach. On your second day here, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Kas trip planner.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Kas takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Kas sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

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Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.6
Kekova Sound ©
Beach
Kekova Sound
4.6

1
night
Oludeniz

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Old Town, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Oludeniz road trip planning site.

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In August in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can drive to Icmeler.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife · Beaches

Side Trip

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Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.4
©
Scuba / Snorkeling
Scuba & Snorkeling
4.2

1
night
Icmeler

İçmeler is a popular Turkish holiday resort situated 8 kilometres from Marmaris. Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Turunc Sahil, tour the pleasant surroundings at Icmeler Beach, and then look for gifts at Latina Goldsmiths.

For ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Icmeler trip maker site.

Drive from Oludeniz to Icmeler in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Oludeniz in August, Icmeler is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Icmeler

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

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Latina Goldsmiths ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Latina Goldsmiths
4.3

1
night
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.
On the 8th (Thu), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and finally witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip builder site.

Drive from Icmeler to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
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Highlights from your trip
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4
Hierapolis ©
World heritage site
Hierapolis
4.7
Kaklik Cave ©
Cave
Kaklik Cave
3.8

1
night
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.
On the 9th (Fri), do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, then look for gifts at Sultans Seramik, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally see exotic creatures in open habitats at a safari tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Pamukkale to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

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©
Off-Road / ATV Trail
Off-Road & ATV Trails
4.9
Sultans Seramik ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Sultans Seramik
4.5
Kocabag Winery ©
Winery / Vineyard
Kocabag Winery
4.3

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