13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  4​h
1
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
5
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  5​h 15​min
6
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
7
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls and then explore the ancient world of Greek Amphitheater. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate, and then wander the streets of Aspendos Ruins and Theater.

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Antalya trip app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Antalya is an approximately 4-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, you will find days in Antalya are colder (41°C), and nights are a bit cooler (28°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Ancient Theater
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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

1
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Kas

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sat): enjoy the sand and surf at Kekova Sound and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

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Drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, Kas is a bit cooler than Antalya - with highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Kekova Sound ©
Kekova Sound
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

1
night
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 11th (Sun): glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, and then soak in style at Turkish baths.

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Traveling by car from Kas to Fethiye takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Adventure Tours

Side Trip

Turkish Baths
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy
Turkish Baths

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Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
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 12th (Mon): take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, steep yourself in history at Hierapolis, then admire the sheer force of Guney Selalesi, and finally learn about winemaking at Pamukkale Winery.

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Traveling by car from Fethiye to Pamukkale takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Denizli
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Guney Selalesi ©
Guney Selalesi

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and finally delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis. Keep things going the next day: stop by Black Sheep Carpets, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, explore the ancient world of Baths of Varius, then ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk planner .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through Cumalikizik, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu baba hazretleri, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii). On the 16th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii), and then steep yourself in history at Koza Hani.

To find maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bursa route planning tool .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Bursa takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of flight, ferry, and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Bursa to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 35°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Osmangazi
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Cumalikizik ©
Cumalikizik
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii) ©
Orhan Gazi Mosque (Orhan Camii)

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Basilica Cistern and Topkapi Palace. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) for their historical value. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik--about 1h 15 min away. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, stop by Jennifer's Hamam, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint Stephen Bulgarian Orthodox Church.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip website .

Getting from Bursa to Istanbul by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Delmece Yaylasi
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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