16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
2
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Selcuk
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
8
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  9​h
End: New Delhi

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.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sat): take a stroll through Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Panoramic Elevator of Antalya, go for a stroll along the water at Harbour District/ Antalya Marina, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and finally admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls.

For other places to visit, maps, photos, and other tourist information, read our Antalya trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Antalya is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Antalya, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In September, Antalya is slightly colder than New Delhi - with highs of 36°C and lows of 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

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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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Tue): take a memorable tour with Tours, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach.

To find ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Kas trip itinerary planner .

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Wed) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Lions Tomb ©
Lions Tomb

2
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Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
On the 19th (Wed), browse the eclectic array of goods at Pazar Alanı, then explore the ancient world of Tlos, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Downtown Fethiye, look for gifts at Old Orient Carpet and Kilim Bazaar, wander the streets of Old Town, then explore the activities along Oludeniz, and finally soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Fethiye trip planner.

Getting from Kas to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. September in Fethiye sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Historic Sites Beaches
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Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Old Town ©
Old Town
Downtown Fethiye ©
Downtown Fethiye

1
night
Marmaris

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Fri): delve into the distant past at Dalyan and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Marmaris Museum, then cool off at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

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You can drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Nature Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler Beach
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

1
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Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 23rd (Sun), examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and then take in the waterfront activity at Port Bodrum Yalikavak.

To find photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Bodrum City trip builder app .

Getting from Marmaris to Bodrum City by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or ride a ferry. September in Bodrum City sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 18°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sun) early enough to catcht the bus to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Yalikavak Marina
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Yalikavak Marina ©
Yalikavak Marina
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©

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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 24th (Mon), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Selcuk using our trip planner.

Take a bus from Bodrum City to Selcuk in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in September, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 23°C in Selcuk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Tue): Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

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Getting from Selcuk to Goreme by combination of train, flight, and bus takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in September, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Goreme. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar Castle
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Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip website .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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