14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Adnan Menderes International Airport, Drive to Cesme
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Cesme
— 1 day
Drive
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Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly

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Cesme

— 1 day
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 16-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 · Outdoors · Beaches · Nightlife
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 8:

Selcuk

— 3 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.
Visit Ancient City of Ephesus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu for their historical value. Get a sense of the local culture at Bibliotheque de Celsus and The Temple of Artemis. There's much more to do: pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip builder tool.

Drive from Cesme to Selcuk in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. While traveling from Cesme, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Selcuk, ranging from highs of 41°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Find places to stay Aug 7 — 10:

Pamukkale

— 1 night

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.
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. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature
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Oludeniz

— 1 night
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 · Outdoors · Beaches
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Dalyan

— 1 night
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, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read Dalyan trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In August in Dalyan, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Mon) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Aug 12 — 13:

Istanbul

— 6 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia and Sultanahmet District. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Historic Areas of Istanbul are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, visit Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see photos, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday planning tool.

Getting from Dalyan to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. While traveling from Dalyan, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.