28 days in Turkey Itinerary

28 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Fly
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly to Istanbul, Bus to Edirne
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Edirne
— 1 day
Drive
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 7 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.
Shop till you drop at Alaturca Taner and Hakan Kilim. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's much more to do: get outside with Outdoor Activities, stop by Chez Hakan - The Pottery Shop, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Goreme planning app.

Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Goreme is 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and cooler nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to fly to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 15 — 22:

Selcuk

— 4 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.
Shop till you drop at Celsus Ceramic and Black Sheep Carpets. 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 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Goreme in October; daily highs in Selcuk reach 28°C and lows reach 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 · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 22 — 27:

Pamukkale

— 2 nights

Cotton Castle

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. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with Pamukkale Balloons, then witness a stunning natural landmark at Cleopatra Pools, and then steep yourself in history at Hierapolis.

For ratings, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale planner.

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 27 — 29:

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
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 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 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 · Nature

Side Trip

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

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip maker tool.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In October, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Edirne

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

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Dalyan to Edirne in 8.5 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
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 2:

Istanbul

— 9 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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Istiklal Caddesi. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

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 take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 2 — 11:

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.