43 days in Turkey Itinerary

43 days in Turkey Itinerary

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43 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Samsun
Drive:  6​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 13 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  5​h 15​min
3
Alanya
— 2 nights
Drive:  4​h 45​min
4
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
5
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
6
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Marmaris
— 6 nights
Drive:  3​h
8
Selcuk
— 8 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
9
Cesme
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  6​h
End: Samsun

7
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.
Goreme National Park and Kocabag Winery are good opportunities to explore the local culture. When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately 38 minutes away. There's much more to do: get interesting insight from Tours, steep yourself in history at Goreme Acikhava Muzesi, stop by Alaturca Carpet, and get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goreme trip maker website .

Samsun to Goreme is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Samsun in January: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 7°C and lows are around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Sultans Ceramic, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

13
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.
You'll get in some beach time at Dalia Beach and Solar Plajı. Get some cultural insight at Ortakoy and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and enjoy the sand and surf at Burc Beach.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 11°C. On the 17th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Alanya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach and then Head underground at Damlatas Caves.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Alanya journey planner .

Do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Alanya in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Kas.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kleopatra Beach ©
Kleopatra Beach
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi
Damlatas Caves ©
Damlatas Caves

2
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.
On the 20th (Tue), tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach, then look for gifts at Silver Harmoni, then get a taste of the local shopping with Tugra Art Gallery, and finally look for gifts at Sandal@. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb and then enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas trip itinerary builder app .

Drive from Alanya to Kas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi; or take a bus. February in Kas sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Patara Plajı
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Tugra Art Gallery ©
Tugra Art Gallery
Silver Harmoni ©
Silver Harmoni

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.
On the 22nd (Thu), explore the activities along Oludeniz and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri): take a stroll through Old Town and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Calis Beach.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Oludeniz day trip tool .

You can drive from Kas to Oludeniz in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus and taxi. In February in Oludeniz, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 7°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Old Town ©
Old Town
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach.

For reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read our Dalyan trip planning site .

Getting from Oludeniz to Dalyan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In February in Dalyan, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can go by car to Marmaris.

Things to do in Dalyan

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

6
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.
We've included these beaches for you: Icmeler Beach and Incekum. Step out of Marmaris with an excursion to Cleopatra Island in Ula--about 34 minutes away. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 1st (Thu) at AquaDream Water Park. The adventure continues: kick back and relax at Marmaris Beach, stop by Latina Goldsmith, make a splash at Marmaris Atlantis Waterpark, and explore the historical opulence of Marmaris Museum.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Marmaris itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Dalyan to Marmaris takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Marmaris sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Incekum ©
Incekum
Marmaris Beach ©
Marmaris Beach

8
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.
Get some cultural insight at Ancient City of Ephesus and Celsus Kutuphanesi. Relax by the water at Ladies Beach and Altinkum Beach. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of The Temple of Artemis (Artemision), admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, and make a trip to Arcadian Way.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Selcuk trip itinerary builder website .

Drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In March, daytime highs in Selcuk are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Cesme.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Sirince Koyu, Ladies Beach, Altinkum Beach
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©

1
night
Cesme

Cesme
The ancient coastal town of Cesme has managed to preserve its natural beauty, even after many years as one of the most popular beach resorts in Turkey's Aegean Region.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): get your game on at Alacati Go Kart and then kick back and relax at Ilica Plaji.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Cesme trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Cesme takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. March in Cesme sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 9°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Cesme

Beaches Parks Outdoors
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