15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Jeddah
Fly + Drive:  9 h 45 min
1
Cesme
— 1 day
Drive:  1 h 45 min
2
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  4 h
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 15 min
4
Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h
6
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Jeddah

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.
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 10.5-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

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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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.
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, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

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 do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. 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 Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Black Sheep Carpets ©
Black Sheep Carpets

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 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 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 Beaches Parks
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

For traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Dalyan planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. August in Dalyan sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

2
nights
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.
Do your shopping at Alaturca Taner and Cappadocia Dowry Carpet. Next up on the itinerary: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, stop by Sultan Carpet, take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park.

To see maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goreme online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Dalyan to Goreme takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Traveling from Dalyan in August, Goreme is little chillier at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

5
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.
Let the collections at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace capture your imagination. Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Aponia Store. There's still lots to do: visit Ortakoy, take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and soak in style at Turkish baths.

To find maps, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning app.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Goreme in August, plan for a bit cooler days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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