15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 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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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 5 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.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Cesme Castle and then get a taste of local nightlife at Babylon.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Cesme holiday maker site.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Cesme is an approximately 16-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Arabian Standard Time (AST) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in August, with highs in Cesme at 36°C and lows at 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Cesme

Outdoors · Parks · Nightlife · Beaches
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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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Ladies Beach and Pamucak Beach. Do your shopping at Sultan Carpet and Kilim and Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, stop by Black Sheep Carpets, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see where to stay, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Cesme to Selcuk takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of shuttle and train. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 1 hour. Traveling from Cesme in August, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 41°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

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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 11th (Sat): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Oludeniz itinerary maker.

Getting from Selcuk to Oludeniz by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, bus, and taxi; or do a combination of bus and taxi. When traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for little chillier days in Oludeniz, with highs around 38°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

For more things to do and other tourist information, read Dalyan trip itinerary planning tool.

Getting from Oludeniz to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Do your shopping at Alaturca Taner and Sultan Carpet. And it doesn't end there: contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Dalyan to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dalyan in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

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Istanbul

— 5 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.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Aponia Store. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, visit Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

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Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Goreme in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors
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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.