34 days in Turkey Itinerary

34 days in Turkey Itinerary

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34 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Sharm El Sheikh
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  5​h 30​min
2
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 15​min
3
Oludeniz
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
4
Kas
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Marmaris
— 4 nights
Drive:  3​h
6
Selcuk
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
End: Sharm El Sheikh

7
nights
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.
Escape the urban bustle at Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center and Goreme National Park. Goreme Acikhava Muzesi and Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: take a memorable tour with Tours, stop by Sultan Carpet, explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Goreme day trip app .

Sharm El Sheikh, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Sharm El Sheikh in December, expect Goreme to be cooler, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Dalyan.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping Parks Nature

Side Trips

Avanos, Urgup, Uchisar, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

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 6th (Sat): relax and rejuvenate at some of the top local wellness centers and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach.

To find more things to do, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Dalyan online journey planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Dalyan takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and taxi; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Goreme in January: high temperatures in Dalyan hover around 17°C and lows are around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Outdoors Beaches Parks
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Iztuzu Beach ©
Iztuzu Beach

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 7th (Sun), stroll through Blue Lagoon, then kick back and relax at Blue Lagoon (Oludeniz Beach), and then stop by Desire Jewellery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Old Town and then enjoy the sand and surf at Calis Beach.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Oludeniz online route planner .

Getting from Dalyan to Oludeniz by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trip

Fethiye
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Old Town ©
Old Town
Desire Jewellery ©
Desire Jewellery

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Flora Boat and Arykanda. You'll get in some beach time at Kaputas Beach and Patara Plajı. Take a break from Kas with a short trip to Cirali Beach in Cirali, about 1h 55 min away. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Kekova Sound, stop by Silver Harmoni, get a taste of the local shopping with Tugra Art Gallery, and make a trip to Lions Tomb.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, use the Kas road trip planning app .

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. In January, daytime highs in Kas are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 12th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

Cirali Beach, Arykanda, Patara Plajı
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Flora Boat ©
Flora Boat
Kekova Sound ©
Kekova Sound

4
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.
Visiting Icmeler Beach and Marmaris Blue Paradise will get you outdoors. You'll get in some beach time at Cleopatra Island and Marmaris Beach. The adventure continues: stop by Latina Goldsmith, head off the coast to Rhodes, browse the different shops at Grand Bazzar, and explore the ancient world of Carian rock tombs.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Marmaris holiday builder site .

You can drive from Kas to Marmaris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Expect a daytime high around 17°C in January, and nighttime lows around 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Tue) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Marmaris Blue Paradise Boat ©
Marmaris Blue Paradise Boat
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

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.
Get some historical perspective at Ancient City of Ephesus and Celsus Kutuphanesi. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like The Terrace Houses and Heracles Gate. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at The House of the Virgin Mary, stop by Black Sheep Carpets, kick back and relax at Ladies Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Keci Kalesi.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk online vacation planner .

Getting from Marmaris to Selcuk by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Marmaris in January, things will get a bit cooler in Selcuk: highs are around 13°C and lows about 2°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Ladies Beach
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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

9
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.
Get in touch with nature at Golden Horn and Burc Beach. For shopping fun, head to Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) or Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To see reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online sightseeing planner .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Selcuk to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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