13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dammam
Fly + Drive:  11​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
2
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Dalyan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  4​h
6
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Dammam

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses. On the 24th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: delve into the distant past at Curetes Street, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then stroll through Ladies Beach, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

For other places to visit and other tourist information, read Selcuk attractions planning site .

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Selcuk is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Dammam in November, expect Selcuk to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 25th (Sun), cruise along Road to Pamukkale, then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Pamukkale Natural Park. On the next day, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis & Pamukkale, then take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, then steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and finally stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale holiday planning website .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 27th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, then contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz online itinerary builder .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. November in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Downtown Fethiye ©
Downtown Fethiye
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes

1
night
Dalyan

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.
On the 28th (Wed), kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach, then explore the ancient world of Dalyan, then delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, and finally steep yourself in history at Kaunos.

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Getting from Oludeniz to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In November in Dalyan, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

1
night
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.
On the 29th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. On the 30th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip website .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalyan to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dalyan in November, expect Goreme to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ortakoy and Sultanahmet District. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, contemplate the long history of Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii), and choose your vessel at Luxury Istanbul Day Tours.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in November since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 17°C. On the 4th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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