11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dhaka City
Fly:  18​h 30​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h
End: Dhaka City

1
night
Selcuk

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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally steep yourself in history at The House of the Virgin Mary.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Selcuk trip builder .

Dhaka City, Bangladesh to Selcuk is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. Traveling from Dhaka City to Selcuk, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Selcuk are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

2
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.
On the 17th (Tue), stop by Latina Goldsmith, stop by Ruby, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds, stop by My Silver Jewellery, then stop by Simons Diamonds, and finally kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Marmaris trip itinerary planning app .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Marmaris takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. In April, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Pasha Fine Jewelery ©
Pasha Fine Jewelery
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 20th (Fri), enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji, then see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then explore the galleries of Castle of St. Peter, and finally look for gifts at Socrates.

To see traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City day trip planning app .

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Bodrum City, with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Beaches Parks Museums

Side Trip

Gun Batimi Plaji
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Visit Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Do some cultural sightseeing at Topkapi Palace and Sultanahmet District. Next up on the itinerary: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In April, Istanbul is little chillier than Bodrum City - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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