14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Johannesburg
Fly:  15​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Selcuk
— 2 nights
3
Kas
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
6
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Johannesburg

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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Alaturca Carpet, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner .

Johannesburg, South Africa to Goreme is an approximately 16-hour combination of train, flight, and taxi. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus. Traveling from Johannesburg to Goreme, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. September in Goreme sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu. Do some cultural sightseeing at Celsus Kutuphanesi and Public Latrine. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk route builder app .

Do a combination of taxi, flight, and train from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in September, Selcuk is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Outdoors 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

1
day
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.
On the 3rd (Wed), head outdoors with Flora Boat and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To see more things to do, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read Kas online trip itinerary maker .

Getting from Selcuk to Kas by car takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. In October, daily temperatures in Kas can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a memorable tour with Tours, enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), and then mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz trip maker tool .

Drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. October in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Kayakoy
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy

1
night
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.
On the 5th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, delve into the distant past at Kaunos, then delve into the distant past at Dalyan, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Dalyan trip planner.

Traveling by car from Oludeniz to Dalyan takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Dalyan
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Kaunos ©
Kaunos

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.
Sultanahmet District and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Rahmi M. Koc Museum will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, use the Istanbul visit planner.

Getting from Dalyan to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dalyan in October, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 26°C. On the 10th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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