11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Bucharest
Drive:  9​h
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
2
Selcuk
— Few hours
Drive:  1​h 30​min
3
Didim
— 7 nights
Drive:  10​h
4
Edirne
— 1 night
Drive:  6​h
End: Bucharest

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.
You've now added Bosphorus Cruise to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 31st (Sat): delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally see Bosphorus Cruise.

To see reviews, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planning site .

Bucharest, Romania to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Bucharest to Istanbul. Traveling from Bucharest in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 25°C. You will have some time to spend on the 2nd (Mon) before leaving for Didim.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Outdoors Tours
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

few
hours
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu and then contemplate the long history of Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip itinerary planning app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 4 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be little chillier, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Didim.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

7
nights
Didim

Didim ©
Get out of town with these interesting Didim side-trips: Selcuk (Bibliotheque de Celsus, The Temple of Artemis, & more) and Kusadasi (Hacivat Shop, Ladies Beach, & more).

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Didim trip planning site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Didim in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Selcuk in September since evenings lows in Didim dip to 25°C. On the 9th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Edirne.

Things to do in Didim

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Selcuk, Kusadasi
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Temple of Apollo ©
Temple of Apollo
Ladies Beach ©
Ladies Beach
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

1
night
Edirne

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Edirne trip itinerary maker site .

Getting from Didim to Edirne by combination of taxi, flight, and train takes about 8 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. On the 10th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque

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