14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Cesme
— 1 day
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
6
Istanbul
— 6 nights

1
day
Cesme

Cesme ©
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
On the 7th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Cesme AltInkum Beach, then admire the striking features of Cesme Castle, and then get a taste of local nightlife at Babylon.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Cesme trip planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cesme is an approximately 10.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Jeddah to Cesme. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in August; daily highs in Cesme reach 36°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Cesme AltInkum Beach ©
Cesme AltInkum Beach
Cesme Castle ©
Cesme Castle

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.
Visit Ancient City of Ephesus and Bibliotheque de Celsus for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and The Temple of Artemis. The adventure continues: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Selcuk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Selcuk due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cesme in August, you will find days in Selcuk are a bit warmer (41°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon and then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

For photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip itinerary maker app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Lycian Rock Tombs, steep yourself in history at Kaunos, then delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings, and finally kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Dalyan tour planning tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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

6
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Little Hagia Sophia, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planning app.

You can fly from Dalyan to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. When traveling from Dalyan in August, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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