14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
Drive:  2​h
1
Izmit
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Bursa
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Balikesir
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 45​min
4
Izmir
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Aydin
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Mugla
— 4 nights
Drive:  4​h 30​min
7
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly + train:  3​h 30​min
End: Istanbul

1
day
Izmit

Izmit ©
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): browse the different shops at Outlet Center Izmit, see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, then steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii.

To see other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Izmit vacation maker .

Istanbul to Izmit is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Izmit, with lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Yeni Cuma Camii
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi ©
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi
Gayret Gemi Museum ©
Gayret Gemi Museum

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Mosque (Yesil Camii), then look for gifts at Covered Bazaar (Bedesten), then hunt for treasures at Koza Hani, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami.

To find reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Bursa journey planner .

Traveling by car from Izmit to Bursa takes 2 hours. Traveling from Izmit in August, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Bursa, with lows around 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Balikesir.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)
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Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) ©
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)
Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani

1
night
Balikesir

Balikesir ©
Balıkesir is the capital city of Balıkesir Province. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Rahmi Koc Museum and then enjoy the sand and surf at SarImsaklI PlajI.

To find maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Balikesir trip builder website .

You can drive from Bursa to Balikesir in 2 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Balikesir can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Balikesir

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Rahmi Koc Museum ©
Rahmi Koc Museum

2
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the exciting artwork at Arkas Art Center, then examine the collection at Key Museum, and then buy something for everyone on your list at MaviBahce Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop, and then take a peaceful walk through Karagol Tabiat Parki.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip planner .

Traveling by car from Balikesir to Izmir takes 2.5 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Balikesir in August: high temperatures in Izmir hover around 28°C and lows are around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Aydin.

Things to do in Izmir

Shopping Nature Wildlife
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Key Museum ©
Key Museum
Hisar Mosque ©
Hisar Mosque
Has Deri Leather Shop ©
Has Deri Leather Shop

2
nights
Aydin

Aydin ©
Aydın, ancient Greek Tralles, is a city in and the seat of Aydın Province in Turkey's Aegean Region. On the 28th (Tue), buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Aydin, see the interesting displays at Yoruk Ali Efe Museum, then explore the ancient world of Tralles Ruins, and finally steep yourself in history at Herakleia Latmos Antik Kent.

For reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Aydin online tour builder .

Traveling by car from Izmir to Aydin takes 1.5 hours. When traveling from Izmir in August, plan for warmer days in Aydin, with highs around 43°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Mugla.

Things to do in Aydin

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Tralles Ruins ©
Tralles Ruins
Yoruk Ali Efe Museum ©
Yoruk Ali Efe Museum
Forum Aydin ©
Forum Aydin

4
nights
Mugla

Mugla ©
Muğla is a city in south-western Turkey. Visiting Sarigerme Public Beach and Yaliciftlik Sahili will get you outdoors. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Stratonikeia Ancient City and Stratonikeia Antik Kenti. Venture out of the city with trips to Marmaris Milli Parki (in Armutalan) and Amos Beach (in Turunc). Next up on the itinerary: look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, view the masterpieces at Dibekli Han Kultur ve Sanat, and see the interesting displays at Mugla Museum.

To see where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mugla online visit planner .

Getting from Aydin to Mugla by car takes about 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Mugla

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Yaliciftlik Sahili, Sarigerme Public Beach, Stratonikeia Ancient City, Amos Beach, Marmaris Milli Parki
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Marmaris Milli Parki ©
Marmaris Milli Parki
Stratonikeia Ancient City ©
Stratonikeia Ancient City
Mugla Museum ©
Mugla Museum

3
nights
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Olympos Ruins and Antalya Muzesi. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Adrasan Sahili and Cirali Beach. Step out of Antalya with an excursion to Moon Light Parki in Kemer--about 56 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Sandland, get a taste of the local shopping with Antalya Bazaar, take in panoramic vistas at Antalya Saat Kulesi, and buy something for everyone on your list at TerraCity.

To find photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Antalya tour builder site .

Drive from Mugla to Antalya in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 36°C in September, and nighttime lows around 24°C. On the 5th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Moon Light Parki, Cirali Beach, Adrasan Sahili, Olympos Ruins
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Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Sandland ©
Sandland

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