30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Fly
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly
4
Izmir
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive
6
Pamukkale
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive
8
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Fethiye
— 3 nights
Fly to Istanbul Ataturk, Bus to Bursa
10
Bursa
— 3 nights
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to New Islamabad International Airport

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5
nights
Istanbul

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Chora Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, make a trip to Sultanahmet Square, and stop by Beyoglu.

To see other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul. While traveling from Islamabad, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Nov 13 — 18:
Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4

5
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Uchisar Castle and Royal Balloon. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Uzumlu Kilise (in Derinkuyu), Kaymakli (in Nevsehir) and Kayseri (Kursunlu Camii & Hunat Hatun Complex). The adventure continues: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, stop by Sultan Carpet, trot along with Lucky Horse Ranch, and appreciate the views at Red Valley.

To see photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme tour planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be much colder in Goreme, with lows of 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Nov 18 — 23:
Highlights from your trip
Kaymakli
Cave
Kaymakli
4.5

2
nights
Antalya

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Tue): stop by Ataturk Boulevard, then see the interesting displays at Suna Inan Kirac Kaleici Museum, then stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find other places to visit, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Antalya trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, Antalya is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 25°C and lows of 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Museums · Shopping · Parks
Find places to stay Nov 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery
4.7

2
nights
Izmir

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, then look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hisar Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Ataturk Museum, take in the exciting artwork at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, and then visit Kemeralti Market.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Izmir day trip planning website.

Getting from Antalya to Izmir by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, Izmir is much colder than Antalya - with highs of 8°C and lows of -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Nov 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Arkas Art Center ©
Art Gallery
Arkas Art Center
4.9
Kemeralti Market ©
Neighborhood
Kemeralti Market
3.8
Ataturk Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Ataturk Museum
4.5

3
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Bibliotheque de Celsus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Explore hidden gems such as Ayasoluk Castle and Trajan's Fountain. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, surround yourself with nature on Troy Tours, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, and wander the streets of Sirince Koyu.

For maps, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk trip itinerary planning site.

Traveling by car from Izmir to Selcuk takes an hour. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train; or take a bus. When traveling from Izmir in November, plan for much hotter days and a bit warmer nights in Selcuk: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 27 — 30:
Highlights from your trip
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
World heritage site
Ancient City of Ephesus
4.9

2
nights
Pamukkale

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): push the limits with an extreme tour, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery, and then look for gifts at Babadaglilar Ishani.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Pamukkale visit planning website.

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wineries

Side Trip

Find places to stay Nov 30 — Dec 2:
Highlights from your trip
Hierapolis ©
Must see
Hierapolis
4.7
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
World heritage site
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
4.4

1
night
Marmaris

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Marmaris Beach, then examine the collection at Marmaris Balevi, and then head outdoors with Arbat Travel Turizm. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and then examine the collection at Halici Ahmet Urkay.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Marmaris road trip app.

Getting from Pamukkale to Marmaris by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 2 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Trust Gold & Diamonds ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Trust Gold & Diamonds
4.9

2
nights
Kas

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı. Keep things going the next day: look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, then take in the exciting artwork at Tugra Art Gallery, then look for gifts at Sandal@, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kas trip builder website.

You can drive from Marmaris to Kas in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In December in Kas, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches · Parks · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Art Gallery
Tugra Art Gallery
4.7

3
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Get in touch with nature at Sarigerme Public Beach and The Lycian Way. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Dalyan Spirit Gift&Speciality Shop. Take a break from Fethiye with a short trip to Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area in Dalyan, about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Fethiye Museum and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To see maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Fethiye trip itinerary builder website.

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Dec 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
The Lycian Way
Hiking Trail
The Lycian Way
4.9
Old Town ©
Neighborhood
Old Town
4.4

3
nights
Bursa

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
On the 9th (Wed), contemplate the long history of Koza Hani and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii).

To find other places to visit, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bursa road trip planning app.

Getting from Fethiye to Bursa by combination of flight and bus takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Fethiye, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Bursa, ranging from highs of 12°C to lows of 6°C. On the 11th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:
Highlights from your trip
Koza Hani ©
Flea Market
Koza Hani
4.5
Yesil Camii ©
Religious Site
Yesil Camii
4.9
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii) ©
Architectural Building
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii)
4.6

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