13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
3
Dalyan
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 15​min
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
5
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Kuwait City

5
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Ortakoy and Dalia Beach. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , kick back and relax at Florya Sahil Parkı, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in July; daily highs in Istanbul reach 34°C and lows reach 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Parks Beaches
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

3
nights
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.
Spend the 15th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, stop by Orient Bazaar, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Goreme vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Goreme. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

1
day
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Dalyan and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach.

To find photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, read Dalyan trip builder .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Dalyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Dalyan, with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Dalyan
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Dalyan ©
Dalyan

1
night
Oludeniz

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

To see ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)
Parasailing & Paragliding

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.
On the 19th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Celsus Kutuphanesi, then explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On the next day, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and then make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find maps, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Oludeniz to Selcuk in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and train. In July, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA ©
Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

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