28 days in Turkey Itinerary

28 days in Turkey Itinerary

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28 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Aberdeen
Fly:  10​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Selcuk
— 5 nights
5
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
6
Oludeniz
— 5 nights
bus + Fly:  10​h 45​min
End: Aberdeen

7
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday planner .

Aberdeen, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Aberdeen to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Aberdeen in August, you will find days in Istanbul are much warmer (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (25°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Aug 15 — 22:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Urgup is known for nature, historic sites, classes, wineries, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take a memorable tour with Tours, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To find maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Urgup itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Urgup, ranging from highs of 38°C to lows of 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Avanos, Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii
Find places to stay Aug 22 — 26:
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

3
nights
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

Guzelyurt ©
Change things up with these side-trips from Guzelyurt: Kayaardi Baglari (in Nigde) and Derinkuyu (Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, St.Theodore Church, & more).

For photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt trip tool .

Traveling by car from Urgup to Guzelyurt takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Kayaardi Baglari
Find places to stay Aug 26 — 29:
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Sivisli Church ©
Sivisli Church

5
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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, and make a trip to Curetes Street.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip itinerary builder tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guzelyurt to Selcuk. August in Selcuk sees daily highs of 41°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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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

3
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Pamukkale side-trips: Tripolis Antik Kenti (in Denizli) and Aphrodisias (in Geyre). Next up on the itinerary: witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools, head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, delve into the distant past at Laodikeia, and contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church.

To find reviews and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner .

Getting from Selcuk to Pamukkale by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a train; or take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias
Find places to stay Sep 3 — 6:
Highlights from your plan
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Kaklik Cave ©
Kaklik Cave

5
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Oludeniz: Saklikent Milli Parki (in Fethiye) and Kas (Young and Partners Carpet and Kilim & Scuba & Snorkeling). There's much more to do: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, explore the fascinating underground world of Mavi Magara, and mingle with the ghosts of the past at Kayakoy.

For more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz itinerary maker site .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Oludeniz in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 20°C at night. On the 11th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye, Kas
Find places to stay Sep 6 — 11:
Highlights from your plan
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Parasailing & Paragliding
Scuba & Snorkeling

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