11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  10​h 45​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
2
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h
4
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Muscat

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.
On the 21st (Tue), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed): stroll through Pamucak Beach, contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John, and finally stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To see maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Selcuk is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, taxi, and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Selcuk. Traveling from Muscat in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Selcuk, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): get interesting insight from VIRA and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach, then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

To see reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Fethiye vacation planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Fethiye in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, you will find days in Fethiye are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Vira, Iztuzu Beach
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
On the 25th (Sat), explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park. Keep things going the next day: take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, then browse the exhibits of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, then explore by horseback at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and finally soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Fethiye to Goreme takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Fethiye in August since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

4
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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Aponia Store. Do some cultural sightseeing at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Topkapi Palace. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or drive. While traveling from Goreme, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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