15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Antalya
— 2 nights
4
Fethiye
— 3 nights
5
Selcuk
— 2 nights

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Rustem Pasha Mosque. Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, steep yourself in history at Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder website.

Mexico City, Mexico to Istanbul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Traveling from Mexico City to Istanbul, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mexico City in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Sat): head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, then stop by Orient Bazaar, then explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Goreme trip planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sun) early enough to travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Uchisar Castle
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Off-Road Tours
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)

2
nights
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): take a stroll through Kaleici and then explore the ancient world of Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, then take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, then take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and finally steep yourself in history at Hadrian's Gate.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip app.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Antalya, with lows of 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate
Antalya Muzesi ©
Antalya Muzesi

3
nights
Fethiye

A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Babadag and Patara Plajı. Get in touch with nature at Iztuzu Beach 2 and Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area. Next up on the itinerary: relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, get the adrenaline pumping with an extreme tour, and take in breathtaking views at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Fethiye trip planner.

You can drive from Antalya to Fethiye in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Fethiye, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Oludeniz, Dalyan, Patara Plajı
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Spas
Babadag ©
Babadag
Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Sat): examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, then contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Selcuk trip planner.

Traveling by car from Fethiye to Selcuk takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daily temperatures in Selcuk can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. On the 27th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum

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