29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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29 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Hua Hin
Fly + Drive:  28​h
1
Alanya
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Antalya
— 5 nights
Drive:  3​h
3
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
4
Oludeniz
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
5
Marmaris
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
6
Didim
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Selcuk
— 6 nights
Drive + Fly:  27​h
End: Hua Hin

3
nights
Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Explore hidden gems such as Seleukia (Lybre) and Alara Kalesi. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Red Tower and Phaselis. When in Alanya, make a side trip to see Mrk. Kulliye Cami in Manavgat, approximately 58 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kleopatra Beach, step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, admire the natural beauty at Alanya Gardens, and examine the collection at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, use the Alanya online road trip planner .

Hua Hin, Thailand to Alanya is an approximately 28-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference when traveling from Hua Hin to Alanya is minus 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Alanya

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Phaselis
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Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Seleukia (Lybre) ©
Seleukia (Lybre)
Alara Kalesi ©
Alara Kalesi

5
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Olympos Ruins and Adrasan Sahili. Popular historic sites such as Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) and Temple of Apollo are in your itinerary. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk), Cirali Beach (in Cirali) and Ancient Theater (in Side). There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Mermerli Beach, take a stroll through Kaleici, find something for the whole family at The Land of Legends Theme Park, and take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Antalya tour planning website .

You can drive from Alanya to Antalya in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Antalya are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Manavgat, Olympos Ruins, Goynuk Canyon, The Land of Legends Theme Park, Adrasan Sahili
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Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

4
nights
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Kekova Sound and Kaputas Beach. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Church of St. Nicholas and Castle of Simena. Get out of town with these interesting Kas side-trips: Patara (Patara Amphitheatre & Patara Antik Kenti), Demre (Kale) (Rock tombs in Myra & Myra Antik Kenti) and Sunken City Ruins of Simena (in Kekova). There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, make a trip to Lions Tomb, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Kas holiday tool .

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October in Kas, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Demre (Kale), Patara, Sunken City Ruins of Simena, Xanthos Antik Kenti
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Patara Antik Kenti ©
Patara Antik Kenti
Myra Antik Kenti ©
Myra Antik Kenti
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

3
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 hidden gems such as Tlos and Pinara Antique City. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Old Town and Ancient Rock Tombes. Next up on the itinerary: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, stop by Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, and fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To see reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary builder site .

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in October, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Historic Sites Baths

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Old Town ©
Old Town
Tlos ©
Tlos
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes

3
nights
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.
Get some historical perspective at Marmaris Museum and Siteler Sirinyer Cami. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Turunc Sahil and Icmeler Beach. Take a break from Marmaris with a short trip to Iztuzu Beach 2 in Dalyan, about 1h 10 min away. There's much more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, wander the streets of Datca Peninsula, take a memorable tour with Tours, and stop by Trust Gold & Diamonds.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Marmaris trip planner .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Didim.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Icmeler, Turunc Sahil, Iztuzu Beach 2
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Turkish Baths
Marmaris Museum ©
Marmaris Museum
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

2
nights
Didim

Didim ©
On the 27th (Sun), explore the ancient world of Miletus, then explore the ancient world of Priene Antik Kenti, and then stroll through Altinkum Beach. On the next day, steep yourself in history at Ilyas Bey Kulliyesi, then kick back and relax at Akbuk PlajI, and then explore the ancient world of Temple of Apollo.

To find photos, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Didim sightseeing planning tool .

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Didim takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Marmaris in October, expect a bit warmer with lows of 20°C in Didim. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Didim

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Priene Antik Kenti, Ilyas Bey Kulliyesi
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Miletus ©
Miletus
Priene Antik Kenti ©
Priene Antik Kenti
Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo

6
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ancient City of Ephesus and Isa Bey Mosque. Head to Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop and Fusion Outlet Centerfor plenty of shopping. Go for a jaunt from Selcuk to Seferihisar to see SIgacIk Village Market about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Curetes Street, delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Basilica of Saint John, and ponder the design of Trajan's Fountain.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Selcuk online day trip planner .

Traveling by car from Didim to Selcuk takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Didim in October, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Beaches

Side Trip

SIgacIk Village Market
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John

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