17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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17 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Paris
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
3
Denizli
— Few hours
Drive:  30​min
4
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Antalya
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
6
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
8
Marmaris
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
9
Bodrum City
— 1 night
bus + Fly:  4​h 30​min
10
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
End: Paris

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Suma Beach and then enjoy the sand and surf at Florya Sahil Parkı.

Plan my day in Istanbul using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Paris, France to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Paris in June, with lows around 20°C. On the 30th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Suma Beach ©
Suma Beach

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 Royal Balloon and Red Valley. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Goreme National Park and Turasan Sarapcilik. There's lots more to do: Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, take a memorable tour with Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, appreciate the views at Camel Rock, and explore the striking landscape at Love Valley.

To find more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in June since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Denizli.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Red Valley
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon

few
hours
Denizli

Denizli
Denizli is an industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Büyük Menderes, where the plain reaches an elevation of about 350m. Start off your visit on the 4th (Wed): take in the dramatic scenery at Ornaz Vadisi and then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read Denizli online day trip planner .

Getting from Goreme to Denizli by combination of taxi and flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, plan for daily highs up to 38°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Denizli

Nature Parks Wineries
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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.
For ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip itinerary maker website .

Pamukkale is just a stone's throw from Denizli. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites
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Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

1
night
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 5th (Thu): examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then kick back and relax at Mermerli Beach, and then admire the landmark architecture of Yivli Minaret Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Sandland and then snap pictures at Aspendos Bridge.

To see maps, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip planning tool .

Getting from Pamukkale to Antalya by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In July, daily temperatures in Antalya can reach 41°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Aspendos Bridge
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Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi
Aspendos Bridge ©
Aspendos Bridge
Sandland ©
Sandland

1
night
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 7th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Kas online travel route planner .

You can drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, Kas is slightly colder at night with lows of 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Nightlife
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2
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Old Town and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour and then tour the water at your own pace with VIRA.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Fethiye trip site .

Getting from Kas to Fethiye by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Tours Beaches

Side Trips

Vira, Iztuzu Beach
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Old Town ©
Old Town
Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

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.
On the 9th (Mon), stroll through Marmaris Beach, kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and then look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith.

To find ratings, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Marmaris online travel route planner .

Getting from Fethiye to Marmaris by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can go by car to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach, then tour the water at your own pace with D-Marin Turgutreis, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Dibeklihan.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Bodrum City visit planning app .

You can drive from Marmaris to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Marmaris in July, expect a bit warmer with lows of 28°C in Bodrum City. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

D-Marin Turgutreis, Dibeklihan
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology ©
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Golden Horn, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and then stroll through Solar Plajı.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. In July, Istanbul is a bit cooler than Bodrum City - with highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Tours Parks
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Solar Plajı ©
Solar Plajı
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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