18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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18 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Nairobi
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  5​h 30​min
2
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
3
Fethiye
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Marmaris
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
5
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
bus + Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
7
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Nairobi

1
night
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 22nd (Sat), explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House). On the next day, cool off at Adaland, enjoy the sand and surf at Ladies Beach, and then stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

To see maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary maker app .

Nairobi, Kenya to Selcuk is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Expect a bit warmer temperatures when traveling from Nairobi in June; daily highs in Selcuk reach 37°C and lows reach 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Kusadasi
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Mon): stroll through Patara Plajı, then view the masterpieces at LikyaArt, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. On the 25th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas attractions planner .

You can drive from Selcuk to Kas in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of train, flight, and bus. June in Kas sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Tue) so you can drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife

Side Trip

Patara Plajı
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
LikyaArt ©
LikyaArt

2
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach and then do sightseeing your way with VIRA. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz, then kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon, and then see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy.

To find maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Fethiye tour planner .

You can drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. June in Fethiye sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 20°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Fethiye

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Vira, Blue Lagoon
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Kayakoy ©
Kayakoy
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

2
nights
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 28th (Fri), cool off at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, then stop by Ruby, then kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach, and finally look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith. Keep things going the next day: delve into the distant past at Dalyan and then contemplate the waterfront views at Dalyan Nehri.

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Drive from Fethiye to Marmaris in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June in Marmaris, expect temperatures between 35°C during the day and 20°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Dalyan Nehri ©
Dalyan Nehri
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

2
nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 30th (Sun), kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then explore the galleries of Castle of St. Peter, and finally stop by Socrates. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stop by Ocean Jewellery, kick back and relax at Yahsi Beach, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Bitez Beach.

To see reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Bodrum City visit planning site .

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 June, Bodrum City is a bit warmer at night with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Yahsi Beach, Ocean Jewellery, Gun Batimi Plaji
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Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Bitez Beach ©
Bitez Beach

2
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Gulludere Vadisi and Royal Balloon. Visit Goreme National Park and Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Goreme road trip planning website .

Getting from Bodrum City to Goreme by combination of bus, flight, and taxi takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bodrum City in July, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 37°C and lows about 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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.
Popular historic sites such as Basilica Cistern and Sultanahmet District are in your itinerary. Get some cultural insight at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

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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. Traveling from Goreme in July, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). On the 8th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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