15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dar es Salaam
Fly + Drive:  19​h 30​min
1
Bergama
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
Train + Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly + Bus:  2​h 30​min
5
Ankara
— 2 nights
Bus:  3​h 30​min
6
Uchisar
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
7
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Dar es Salaam

2
nights
Bergama

Bergama ©
On the 15th (Mon), view the masterpieces at Pergamon Parchment, make a trip to Sen Naoe Hand Woven Textiles, admire the local landmark of Pergamon Theatre, then explore the ancient world of The Acropolis, and finally explore the ancient world of Red Basilica. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Haci Hekim Hamami, examine the collection at Izmir Bergama Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Asklepion, then delve into the distant past at Ruins of Pergamum, and finally step into the grandiose world of Candarli Kalesi.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Bergama trip itinerary site .

Dar es Salaam, Tanzania to Bergama is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. While traveling from Dar es Salaam, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Bergama, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Bergama

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Candarli Kalesi
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The Acropolis ©
The Acropolis
Candarli Kalesi ©
Candarli Kalesi
Haci Hekim Hamami ©
Haci Hekim Hamami

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
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 (Wed): head off the coast to Orak Adasi and then take in the waterfront activity at Milta Bodrum Marina. On the 18th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, then tour the water at your own pace with Heyamola Boat Tour, and finally get some fabulous bargains at Moden Leather Shop.

To find ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City tour planner .

Getting from Bergama to Bodrum City by car takes about 4.5 hours. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Bergama in April, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Outdoors Transportation
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Milta Bodrum Marina ©
Milta Bodrum Marina
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Selcuk trip planner .

You can drive from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in April, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Selcuk. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sat): admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls, take in panoramic vistas at Antalya Saat Kulesi, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Karaalioglu Park, and finally see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi.

For maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Antalya trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 13°C in Antalya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Museums Nature
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Karaalioglu Park ©
Karaalioglu Park
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Antalya Saat Kulesi ©
Antalya Saat Kulesi

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Step off the beaten path and head to Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. And it doesn't end there: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), explore the world behind art at State Art and Scuplture Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara online itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and bus from Antalya to Ankara takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Antalya in April, expect nights in Ankara to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can catcht the bus to Uchisar.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi

2
nights
Uchisar

Uchisar ©
Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
On the 24th (Wed), learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, then appreciate the views at Red Valley, then examine the collection at Guray Museum, and finally stop by Sultan Carpet. On the next day, tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

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Traveling by bus from Ankara to Uchisar takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in April: highs in Uchisar hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Uchisar

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Guray Museum, Red Valley
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Red Valley ©
Red Valley
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Guray Museum ©
Guray Museum

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, then pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Uchisar to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Uchisar in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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