60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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Bursa
— 7 nights
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Gumbet
— 1 night
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Marmaris
— 7 nights
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Izmir
— 7 nights
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Antalya
— 9 nights
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Mersin
— 7 nights
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Adana
— 6 nights
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Iskenderun
— 6 nights

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9
nights
Istanbul

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.
Visiting Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki and Halic will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Rumeli Fortress are in your itinerary. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Kartepe Ski Center (in Kartepe) and Buyukada Tabiat Parki (in Buyukada). The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Archaeological Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum.

To see ratings, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Riyadh, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jan 27 — Feb 5:
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Istanbul Archaeological Museum ©
Istanbul Archaeological Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

7
nights
Bursa

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.
Visit Ulu Cami and Koza Hani for their historical value. Get some cultural insight at Muradiye Complex and Isabey CAMii. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bursa: Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki (in Basiskele), Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki (in Kartepe) and Uludag National Park (Uludag Ski Resort & Kardanadam). Spend the 10th (Mon) exploring nature at Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: stroll through Uludag Ski Center, hike along Delmece Yaylasi, examine the collection at Kupeli Ev, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yesil Camii.

For reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa journey maker website.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Bursa when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Gumbet.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 5 — 12:
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Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki
Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki ©
Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki

1
night
Gumbet

Gumbet ©
Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then steep yourself in history at Castle of St. Peter, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read Gumbet day trip website.

Drive from Bursa to Gumbet in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Bursa in February; daily highs in Gumbet reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Gumbet

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 13:
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii ©
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii

7
nights
Marmaris

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Halici Ahmet Urkay and Dalyan Cami. Escape the urban bustle at Icmeler Beach and Iztuzu Beach 2. Get out of town with these interesting Marmaris side-trips: Mugla (BelcekIz PlajI & Serefliler Evi). There's lots more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Marmaris Beach, hike along Carian Trail, get outside with Mar, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Siteler Sirinyer Cami.

To see where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, read Marmaris road trip app.

You can drive from Gumbet to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Gumbet in February, Marmaris is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Outdoors · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 13 — 20:
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach

7
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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.
You'll get in some beach time at Badem Buku and Boyabagi. Discover out-of-the-way places like Ephesus Museum and Public Latrine. Venture out of the city with trips to Selcuk (Cittantica Ephesus Park, Ancient City of Ephesus, &more), Foca (Sazlıca Beaches & Fishing Charters & Tours) and Ardic Plaji (in Karaburun). The adventure continues: visit Alsancak, stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park, make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and view the masterpieces at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmir visit planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. When traveling from Marmaris in February, plan for slightly colder days in Izmir, with highs around 13°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Izmir

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 20 — 27:
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Fishing Charters & Tours
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

9
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Antalya

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Cirali Beach and Antalya Muzesi. Get some cultural insight at Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Ancient Theater. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: ZeytintasI MagarasI (in Serik), Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki (in Korkuteli) and Alanya (Kizilkule & Kleopatra Beach). And it doesn't end there: kick back and relax at Konyaalti Beach, take in breathtaking views at Goynuk Canyon, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City.

To find ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read Antalya day trip website.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in February, you will find days in Antalya are somewhat warmer (19°C), and nights are little chillier (7°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Feb 27 — Mar 7:
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Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis

7
nights
Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Elaiussa-Sebaste and Ivriz Baraji will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Kanlı Divane Ören Yeri and Soli - Pompeipolis Antik Kenti. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Mersin: Kizkalesi (Kizkalesi Plaji & Adamkayalar) and Silifke (Astim Cave, Yaprakli Koyu, &more). And it doesn't end there: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Gumuskum Tabiat Parki, get engrossed in the history at Mersin Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the fascinating underground world of Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave, and kick back and relax at Susanoglu PlajI.

To find ratings, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Mersin travel itinerary planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Mersin. In March in Mersin, expect temperatures between 23°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Sat) so you can go by car to Adana.

Things to do in Mersin

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 7 — 14:
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Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave ©
Mirror Lake - Gilindir Cave
Ivriz Baraji ©
Ivriz Baraji
Elaiussa-Sebaste ©
Elaiussa-Sebaste

6
nights
Adana

Adana ©
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Let the collections at Osmaniye Kent Muzesi and Ethnography Museum capture your imagination. Yag Camii and Yeni Camii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Go for a jaunt from Adana to Osmaniye to see Karacay Selalesi about 1h 20 min away. Spend the 16th (Mon) exploring nature at Dagilcak Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: browse the different shops at Adana Optimum Alisveris Ve Eglence Merkezi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami ve Kulliyesi, look for all kinds of wild species at Belemedik Tabiat Parki, and pause for some serene contemplation at Saint Paul Church.

For traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Adana trip itinerary app.

Traveling by car from Mersin to Adana takes 1.5 hours. March in Adana sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can drive to Iskenderun.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 14 — 20:
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Belemedik Tabiat Parki ©
Belemedik Tabiat Parki
Osmaniye Kent Muzesi ©
Osmaniye Kent Muzesi
Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum ©
Ataturk Scientific & Cultural Museum

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nights
Iskenderun

Iskenderun ©
Relax by the water at Burnaz Plaji and Karaagac Plaj. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ravanda Kalesi and Sokullulu Kervansarayi. Explore Iskenderun's surroundings by going to Kirmitli Bird Sanctuary (in Osmaniye), Osmaniye Karatepe (in Karatepe) and Dortyol (Payas Castle & Besikgol).

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Iskenderun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Adana to Iskenderun takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Iskenderun

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

Find places to stay Mar 20 — 26:
Highlights from your plan
Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki ©
Belen Gecidi Tabiat Parki
Osmaniye Karatepe ©
Osmaniye Karatepe
Darb-i Sak Kalesi ©
Darb-i Sak Kalesi

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