7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
4
Selcuk
— 1 night

3
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation planning site.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in August, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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 20th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Kaunos, delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dalyan trip planning site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Dalyan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. In August, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

1
night
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.
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 · Beaches · Parks
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

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 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 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 travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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