59 days in Turkey Itinerary

59 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 10 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 8 nights
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Kemer
— 6 nights
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Alanya
— 6 nights
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Kas
— 5 nights
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Oludeniz
— 4 nights
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Marmaris
— 7 nights
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Pamukkale
— 4 nights
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Selcuk
— 8 nights
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Istanbul — 10 nights

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern make great kid-friendly stops. On the 5th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Detroit, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 8 hours. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 71°F and lows of 55°F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can catch the flight to Goreme.
Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
Find places to stay May 30 — Jun 9:

Goreme, Cappadocia — 8 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Goreme side-trips: Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri & Kaymakli Underground City). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, admire the verdant scenery at Red Valley, and make a trip to Pasabag.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Goreme route builder site.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in June, with lows around 55°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can catch the flight to Kemer.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 9 — 17:

Kemer — 6 nights

Situated on the Turkish Riviera, Kemer represents a coastal Mediterranean resort set against a dramatic mountainous backdrop.
Attractions like Lower Duden Waterfalls and Goynuk Canyon make great kid-friendly stops. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kemer: Antalya (Kaleici, Old City Marina, &more), Cirali (Cirali Beach & Chimaera) and The Land of Legends Theme Park (in Kadriye). Next up on the itinerary: discover the deep blue sea with Blue World Diving Center, steep yourself in history at Phaselis, ponder the design of Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI, and walk around Yoruk Park.

For traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kemer trip itinerary maker app.

Getting from Goreme to Kemer by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in June: high temperatures in Kemer hover around 88°F and lows are around 68°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Alanya.
Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 17 — 23:

Alanya — 6 nights

A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Family-friendly places like Scuba Turtle Diving and Temple of Apollo will thrill your kids. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Alanya: Side (Q Spa & Wellness, Vespasianus Aniti, &more), Sapadere Kanyonu (in Antalya) and Manavgat Waterfall (in Manavgat). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach, explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, admire the sheer force of Dimcay, and admire the landmark architecture of Kizilkule.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Alanya trip planner.

You can drive from Kemer to Alanya in 2.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can go by car to Kas.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 23 — 29:

Kas — 5 nights

An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Attractions like Sunken City Ruins of Simena and Kaputas Beach make great kid-friendly stops. Venture out of the city with trips to Patara (Patara Amphitheatre, Patara Kum Tepesi, &more) and Demre (Kale) (Castle of Simena, Sura Ancient City, &more). There's lots more to do: take a tour by water with Boat Tours & Water Sports, look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, take in the waterfront activity at Kalekoy Harbour, and explore the stunning scenery at Gombe Yaylasi.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas holiday maker website.

Traveling by car from Alanya to Kas takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.
Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jun 29 — Jul 4:

Oludeniz — 4 nights

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kids will enjoy The Lycian Way and Babadag. Get out of town with these interesting Oludeniz side-trips: Fethiye (Tlos & Saklikent Milli Parki). There's much more to do: fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, wander the streets of Old Town, stop by Anadolu el Sanatlari, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To find traveler tips, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Oludeniz by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. In July, plan for daily highs up to 91°F, and evening lows to 69°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Historic Sites
Side Trip
Find places to stay Jul 4 — 8:

Marmaris — 7 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.
Kids will enjoy Marmaris Marina and Iztuzu Beach 2. Venture out of the city with trips to Dalyan Cami (in Dalyan), Gokceler Kanyonu (in Milas) and Boat Tours & Water Sports (in Turunc). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, hike along Carian Trail, push the limits with an extreme tour, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read Marmaris road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Marmaris takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 91°F in July, and nighttime lows around 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.
Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Beaches
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 8 — 15:

Pamukkale — 4 nights

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.
Kids will enjoy Camlik Mesire Yeri and Ornaz Vadisi. Venture out of the city with trips to Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli), Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Buldan Suleymanli Yayla (in Buldan). There's lots more to do: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour.

To find reviews, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale planning site.

You can drive from Marmaris to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to drive to Selcuk.
Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 15 — 19:

Selcuk — 8 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ancient City of Ephesus and Serenad Dive Center. Explore Selcuk's surroundings by going to Aydin (KocarlI Cihanoglu Kulliyesi & AydIn Nasuhpasa Kulliyesi), Tire Kent Muzesi (in Tire) and Magnesia Antik Kenti (in Germencik). Next up on the itinerary: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), take an in-depth tour of Turkish Bath Museum, delve into the distant past at Temple of Hadrian, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isa Bey Mosque.

To see where to stay, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk trip planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. July in Selcuk sees daily highs of 95°F and lows of 71°F at night. On the 27th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Tours
Side Trips
Find places to stay Jul 19 — 27:

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.