8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip maker

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Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive
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Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Oludeniz

— 1 night
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 11th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye and then stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

To find ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Oludeniz is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in September, things will get little chillier in Oludeniz: highs are around 34°C and lows about 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dalyan Cami and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Dalyan itinerary planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Dalyan can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Selcuk

— 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus.

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary maker website.

You can drive from Dalyan to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:

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.
Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern will appeal to history buffs. Get a sense of the local culture at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's still lots to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, wander the streets of Ortakoy, steep yourself in history at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Little Hagia Sophia.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul holiday planner.

You can fly from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and ferry. Traveling from Selcuk in September, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.