14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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14 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  7​h
1
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Cesme
— 1 night
Drive:  4​h
3
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
4
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
5
Dalyan
— 1 night
taxi + Fly:  5​h 30​min
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Thu): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery and then delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally examine the collection at Ephesus Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk online day trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, you will find days in Selcuk are colder (41°C), and nights are slightly colder (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) early enough to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Pamucak Beach ©
Pamucak Beach
The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John

1
night
Cesme

Cesme
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): stroll through Ilica Plaji and then kick back and relax at Babylon.

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Cesme sightseeing site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Cesme in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Selcuk in July, expect nights in Cesme to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Cesme

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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1
night
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.
On the 30th (Mon), contemplate the long history of Hierapolis & Pamukkale, witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, and then head outdoors with Road to Pamukkale.

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You can drive from Cesme to Pamukkale in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cesme to Pamukkale due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis

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 31st (Tue), take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

To find reviews, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz holiday planner.

Getting from Pamukkale to Oludeniz by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. July in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 38°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Tue) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Nature
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag

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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach and then tour the water at your own pace with Dalyan Villa Kiydan Boat Tours.

To find more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, use the Dalyan trip tool .

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 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

2
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Get in touch with nature at Goreme National Park and Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center. The adventure continues: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in the exciting artwork at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme online journey planner .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Dalyan to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Dalyan in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Goreme, with lows of 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

4
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , kick back and relax at Suma Beach, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary builder .

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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