7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Cairo in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Dalyan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches
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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 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kaunos and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Dalyan driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dalyan takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites
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Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
On the 21st (Tue), fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI.

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You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Adventure
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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 22nd (Wed): explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery.

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

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, bus, and flight; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In August, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Turkey travel guide

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.