28 days in Turkey Itinerary

28 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7 h
1
Goreme
— 7 nights
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive:  2 h 45 min
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 15 min
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
+3
Taxi + Fly + Taxi + Train:  7 h 15 min
6
Edirne
— 1 day
Drive:  2 h 30 min
7
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
End: Cairo

7
nights
Goreme

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.
Shop till you drop at Sultans Ceramic and Alaturca Taner. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and stop by Boutique Carpets.

To find more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme online trip builder.

Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 6- hour flight. You can also drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Goreme due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Uchisar, Avanos, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Alaturca Taner ©
Alaturca Taner
Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop ©
Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop
Chez Bircan Pottery ©
Chez Bircan Pottery

4
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.
Shop till you drop at Sultan Carpet and Kilim and Elifim Pottery. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and steep yourself in history at Public Latrine.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goreme to Selcuk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Selcuk: highs are around 28°C and lows about 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Kusadasi Leather
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Black Sheep Carpets ©
Black Sheep Carpets
Sultan Jewellery & Fine Handmade Ceramic Art ©

2
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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.
On the 28th (Sun), walk around Pamukkale Natural Park and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Keep things going the next day: get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, take in the natural beauty of Cleopatra Pools, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale vacation maker tool.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Pamukkale takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Mon) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Cleopatra Pools ©
Cleopatra Pools

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Tue): contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, then trek along The Lycian Way, and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag. Here are some ideas for day two: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

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

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Oludeniz takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Babadag ©
Babadag
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Thu): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2, then explore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings, then delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaunos.

To find where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Dalyan journey maker website.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, daytime highs in Dalyan are 30°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

1
day
Edirne

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, admire the landmark architecture of Karaagac Train Station, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Edirne day trip planner.

You can do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Dalyan to Edirne in 7.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Fri) early enough to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

9
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Jennifer's Hamam. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in November, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Mısır Çarşısı

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