6 days in Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly
1
Selcuk
— 1 day
Drive
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
Fly
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly

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Selcuk

— 1 day
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
On the 13th (Mon), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk driving holiday app.

Milan, Italy to Selcuk is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 2 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Milan in August, with highs in Selcuk at 41°C and lows at 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Kaunos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Dalyan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Dalyan takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Dalyan to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches · Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites
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Istanbul

— 3 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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and visit Sultanahmet District.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip maker website.

Fly from Dalyan to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Dalyan in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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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.