28 days in Turkey Itinerary

28 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
2
Selcuk
— 4 nights
3
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
4
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
6
Edirne
— 1 day
7
Istanbul
— 9 nights

7
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.
Shop till you drop at Alaturca Taner and Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop. And it doesn't end there: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, stop by Hakan Kilim, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

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Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 8.5-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 much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping Nature Parks

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 Celsus Ceramic and Sultan Carpet and Kilim. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see reviews, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk vacation planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Selcuk takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in October; daily highs in Selcuk reach °C and lows reach °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
La Tulip Art Gallery ©
La Tulip Art Gallery

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 ratings, more things to do, photos, 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 do a combination of bus and taxi. 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, thentrek 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 other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, 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 taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °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, thenexplore the ancient world of Caunos Tombs of the Kings, thendelve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, and finally delve into the distant past at Kaunos.

For where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, 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 °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edirne.

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
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, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Selimiye Mosque.

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

You can fly from Dalyan to Edirne in 9 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 Kanyon Shopping Center. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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

You can drive from Edirne to Istanbul in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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