21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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21 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

6
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Istanbul is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in September: highs in Istanbul hover around 26°C, while lows dip to 26°C. On the 7th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

5
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.
Spend the 9th (Sun) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: get interesting insight from Tours, look for gifts at Sultan Carpet, appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To find ratings, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goreme online route planner .

You can 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. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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.
On the 13th (Thu), delve into the distant past at Dalyan and then kick back and relax at Iztuzu Beach.

To find maps, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Dalyan trip itinerary tool .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Dalyan in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in September, Dalyan is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Caunos Tombs of the Kings
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2
Caunos Tombs of the Kings ©
Caunos Tombs of the Kings

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Fri): see a world frozen in time at Kayakoy, glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, and then take in the awesome beauty at Babadag. On the 15th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Downtown Fethiye and then enjoy the sand and surf at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Oludeniz trip planner.

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sat) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Babadag ©
Babadag
Parasailing & Paragliding
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI

2
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Sun): get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis & Pamukkale, and then stroll through Pamukkale Natural Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools and then take a memorable drive along Road to Pamukkale.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip maker tool .

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Natural Park ©
Pamukkale Natural Park

4
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk visit planning tool .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Selcuk takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or do a combination of taxi and bus. In September in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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