9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: London
Fly:  7​h 15​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oludeniz
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h
4
Kas
— 1 night
5
Selcuk
— 1 day
End: London

4
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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern will thrill your kids. Relax by the water at Dalia Beach and Solar Plajı. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, stroll through Suma Beach, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from London in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can travel to Dalyan.

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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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 9th (Fri), delve into the distant past at Kaunos, delve into the distant past at Dalyan, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Iztuzu Beach.

To find traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Dalyan vacation maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Dalyan in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Dalyan are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Fri) so you can go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Outdoors Beaches

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Dalyan
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Dalyan ©
Dalyan

1
night
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 10th (Sat), stroll through Billy's Beach and then kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach).

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the 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. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Billy's Beach
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Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach) ©
Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach)
Billy's Beach ©
Billy's 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 11th (Sun): kick back and relax at Flora Boat and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Kaputas Beach.

For ratings, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Kas trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Another option is to do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in August, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sun) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Mon): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, then explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk trip planner .

Traveling by car from Kas to Selcuk takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus, flight, and train. In August, daytime highs in Selcuk are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
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The Terrace Houses

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