31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey sightseeing planner

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
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Manavgat
— 3 nights
Bus to Fethiye, Taxi to Oludeniz
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Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
Drive
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Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Fly to Istanbul, Bus to Edirne
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Edirne
— 2 nights
Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Lahore

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Istanbul

— 6 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online road trip planner.

Lahore, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. When traveling from Lahore in September, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Tours
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 6:

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
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.
Spend the 9th (Sat) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, see Off-Road Tours, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Goreme holiday planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days in Goreme, with highs around 24°C, while nights are much colder with lows around 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Manavgat.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 6 — 11:

Manavgat

— 3 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Manavgat: Lower Duden Waterfalls (in Antalya), Alanya (Parasailing & Paragliding & Kleopatra Beach) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). There's still lots to do: work off some steam at Q Spa & Wellness and delve into the distant past at Temple of Apollo.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Manavgat trip planning tool.

Fly from Goreme to Manavgat in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in October, with highs in Manavgat at 31°C and lows at 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Manavgat

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Spas

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 11 — 14:

Oludeniz

— 3 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Take a break from Oludeniz with a short trip to Boat Tours & Water Sports in Gocek, about 44 minutes away. There's much more to do: admire the ancient design of Lycian D Spa & Turkish Bath, kick back and relax at Calis Beach, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, and stroll through Oludeniz PlajI.

For reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz travel planner.

Getting from Manavgat to Oludeniz by combination of bus and taxi takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) early enough to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 14 — 17:

Marmaris

— 3 nights
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.
Step out of Marmaris to go to Dalyan and see Iztuzu Beach 2, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: see what you can catch with Dogan Gunes S-1 Yuksel Kaptan, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, delve into the distant past at Loryma, and examine the collection at Kapurcuk Kultur ve Gastronomi Evi.

To see where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Marmaris journey planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Marmaris by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In October in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Tours

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 17 — 20:

Bodrum City

— 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 21st (Thu), explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter and then discover the deep blue sea with Aquapro Dive Center.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Bodrum City road trip tool.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Bodrum City takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Bodrum City when traveling from Marmaris in October, with lows around 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Oct 20 — 21:

Selcuk

— 4 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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk tour itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Bodrum City to Selcuk takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Bodrum City in October since evenings lows in Selcuk dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Shopping · Theme Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 21 — 25:

Pamukkale

— 3 nights

Cotton Castle

A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and get outside with Outdoor Activities.

To find more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale tour itinerary tool.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 28th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Tours
Find places to stay Oct 25 — 28:

Edirne

— 2 nights
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. On the 29th (Fri), snap pictures at Meric River Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Eski Cami, and then admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edirne road trip planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Edirne by combination of flight and bus takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 28 — 30:

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.