14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  12​h 30​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
2
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
5
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h 45​min
6
Alanya
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
7
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: New Delhi

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cappadocia Cave Dwellings and Uchisar Castle. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). There's much more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Goreme travel itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Goreme is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Goreme. Traveling from New Delhi in September, you will find days in Goreme are slightly colder (33°C), and nights are cooler (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar Castle, Chez Bircan Pottery, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri

3
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.
Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Basilica Cistern and Kariye Museum (The Chora Church). There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Istanbul online visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be somewhat warmer, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 20th (Fri): look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, then steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate. On the next day, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), delve into the distant past at The Temple of Artemis, explore the ancient world of Curetes Street, then steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, then delve into the distant past at Ephesus Terrace Houses, and finally explore the ancient world of Arcadian Way.

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Selcuk trip itinerary app .

Fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Selcuk, with highs around 36°C, while nights are little chillier with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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.
On the 22nd (Sun), see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, then slough off your stress at Turkish baths, then look for gifts at Soap Lady Oludeniz, and finally take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Oludeniz trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Nature Parks Spas

Side Trip

Kayakoy
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Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy
Babadag ©
Babadag
Turkish Baths

1
night
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 23rd (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kas trip planner .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Kas are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Wildlife Tours
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

1
night
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 24th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi, learn about all things military at Red Tower, then Head underground at Dim Cave, and finally admire the sheer force of Dim River.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Alanya day trip website .

Drive from Kas to Alanya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Red Tower ©
Red Tower
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Ancient Theater, then take a stroll through Aspendos Ruins and Theater, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

To see photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip builder website .

Traveling by car from Alanya to Antalya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. September in Antalya sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Nightlife

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Ancient Theater
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater

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