31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Edirne
— 3 nights
+3
train + taxi + Fly + taxi:  7​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Manavgat
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
5
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
6
Fethiye
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Marmaris
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
8
Bodrum City
— 4 nights
bus:  2​h 30​min
9
Selcuk
— 1 night
train + Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
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 (Wed): look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Selimiye Mosque, appreciate the history behind Balkan Sehitligi, then take in the views from Gazi Mihal Koprusu, then admire the landmark architecture of Karaagac Train Station, and finally admire the striking features of Uc Serefeli Camii. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex, examine the collection at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Muradiye Camii, then admire the masterpieces at Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami.

To see more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Edirne tour builder app .

Cairo, Egypt to Edirne is an approximately 10-hour flight. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Edirne

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Shopping
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Eski Cami ©
Eski Cami

4
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. There's much more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, and view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme travel route planner.

Getting from Edirne to Goreme by combination of train, taxi, and flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. In May, daily temperatures in Goreme can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. On the 8th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

#Nature, #Parks, #Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Kaymakli, Uchisar Castle
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Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

4
nights
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Termessos and Balon Park. There's lots more to do: take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, browse the collection at Antalya kultur merkezi, and take in the waterfront activity at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Antalya in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for a bit warmer nights in Antalya, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Manavgat.

Things to do in Antalya

#Historic Sites, #Parks, #Zoos & Aquariums
Find places to stay May 8 — 12:
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Termessos ©
Termessos
Kursunlu Waterfalls
Kursunlu Waterfalls

2
nights
Manavgat

Manavgat ©
Nestled between the Taurus Mountains and the sun-kissed beaches of the Mediterranean coastline, Manavgat serves as a regional center of tourism, offering easy access to a long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): snap pictures at Aspendos Bridge, take a stroll through Aspendos Ruins and Theater, delve into the distant past at Greek Amphitheater, then don't miss a visit to Vespasianus Aniti, and finally examine the collection at Side Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get outside with Şef Watersports.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Manavgat trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by car from Antalya to Manavgat takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In May, daily temperatures in Manavgat can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kas.

Things to do in Manavgat

#Outdoors, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Find places to stay May 12 — 14:
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Şef Watersports ©
Şef Watersports
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Side Museum ©
Side Museum

4
nights
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Scuba & Snorkeling and Silver Harmoni. There's lots more to do: take in breathtaking views at Gombe Yaylasi, tour the water at your own pace with Guleryuz 2 Daily Boat Tours, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kas road trip site .

Drive from Manavgat to Kas in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kas sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks
Find places to stay May 14 — 18:
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni

4
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Kaunos and Baran's Yachting. Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Babadag (in Oludeniz), Lycian Rock Tombs (in Dalyan) and Bazaar Anatolia (in Gocek). There's much more to do: contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, don't miss a visit to Kibyra, contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, and see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planning site .

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Fethiye are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

#Nature, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Gocek, Dalyan, Fethiye Harbour, Babadag
Find places to stay May 18 — 22:
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Babadag ©
Babadag
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Fethiye Harbour ©
Fethiye Harbour

4
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Dalyan and Marmaris Zeus Boat. There's much more to do: look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith, get outside with Mar, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris vacation website .

You can drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. In May, daytime highs in Marmaris are 29°C, while nighttime lows are 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trip

Latina Goldsmith
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Dalyan ©
Dalyan
Latina Goldsmith ©
Latina Goldsmith

4
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Step off the beaten path and head to Port Bodrum Yalikavak and Vin Bodrum. There's lots more to do: kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji, explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, stop by Ocean Jewellery, and see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip planner.

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Marmaris in May, with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

#Outdoors, #Parks, #Tours

Side Trips

Bodrum, Gun Batimi Plaji, Ocean Jewellery
Find places to stay May 26 — 30:
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Heyamola Boat Tour ©
Heyamola Boat Tour
Port Bodrum Yalikavak ©
Port Bodrum Yalikavak
Vin Bodrum ©
Vin Bodrum

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On your second day here, look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and finally delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Selcuk trip builder .

Traveling by bus from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bodrum City in May since evenings lows in Selcuk dip to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Shopping
Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

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