8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul road trip planning tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kuwait City in August, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit cooler (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Marmaris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

1
day
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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): look for gifts at Latina Goldsmith, look for gifts at My Silver Jewellery, then look for gifts at Trust Gold & Diamonds, and finally kick back and relax at Icmeler Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Marmaris journey planner.

Do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Marmaris in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and bus; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Marmaris can reach 38°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Marmaris

Shopping Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Latina Goldsmith ©
Latina Goldsmith
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): stop by Mencilis Art Silver, take a memorable tour with Kas Daily Boat Tours with Bermuda, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Kas online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Marmaris to Kas by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Tours
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Mencilis Art Silver ©
Mencilis Art Silver

1
night
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 22nd (Wed): kick back and relax at Calis Beach, hunt for treasures at Pazar Alanı, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Oludeniz.

To see reviews, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Fethiye tour builder website .

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz
Pazar Alanı ©
Pazar Alanı

1
night
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.
On the 23rd (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park. On the 24th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, and then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

For where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Goreme journey planner.

Traveling by combination of bus, flight, and taxi from Fethiye to Goreme takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Fethiye in August, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites
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Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

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