16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New York City
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
8
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: New York City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Perge Ancient City, then ponder the design of Dancing Fountains, and then wander the streets of Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, browse the collection at Antalya kultur merkezi, then go for a stroll along the water at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, and finally steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya attractions tool .

New York City, USA to Antalya is an approximately 15-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or fly. Traveling from New York City to Antalya, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in October, you will find days in Antalya are somewhat warmer (80°F), and nights are about the same (60°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 29th (Mon), choose your vessel at Kas Daily Boat Tours with Bermuda, then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Kas trip itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 30th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach and then steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 31st (Wed): contemplate the long history of Old Town, mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy, then delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes, and finally explore the activities along Oludeniz.

To find maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Fethiye road trip website .

Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Fethiye can reach 78°F, while at night they dip to 56°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Historic Sites Outdoors
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Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Fethiye Harbour ©
Fethiye Harbour
Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy

2
nights
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): stop by Latina Goldsmith, then pause for some photo ops at Marmaris Mountains, then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and finally step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Dalyan and then explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris holiday app .

Drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. October in Marmaris sees daily highs of 78°F and lows of 56°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 3rd (Sat), look for gifts at Socrates, examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, and finally go for a stroll along the water at Port Bodrum Yalikavak.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City road trip planning app .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Marmaris in November, with lows around 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to catcht the bus to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Parks Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Selcuk road trip app .

Take a bus from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In November, Selcuk is a bit cooler than Bodrum City - with highs of 66°F and lows of 45°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Museums
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and then make a trip to Kaymakli Underground City.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme day trip planner.

Do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Selcuk in November; daily highs in Goreme reach 57°F and lows reach 32°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Kaymakli Underground City
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Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

3
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in November, Istanbul is much warmer at night with lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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