17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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1
Antalya
— 2 nights
2
Alanya
— 2 nights
3
Selcuk
— 1 night
4
Ankara
— 1 night
5
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
6
Istanbul
— 5 nights

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.
Get in touch with nature at Cirali Beach and Canyoning & Rappelling Tours. Step off the beaten path and head to Ancient Theater and Yivli Minaret Mosque. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Olympos Ruins (in Olympos) and Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) & Temple of Apollo). The adventure continues: admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls and examine the collection at Ataturk House & Museum.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Antalya trip itinerary maker tool.

Sao Paulo, Brazil to Antalya is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 6 hours traveling from Sao Paulo to Antalya. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Sao Paulo in August; daily highs in Antalya reach 41°C and lows reach 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trips

Manavgat, Olympos Ruins, Cirali Beach
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Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum) ©
Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum)

2
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Alanya

Alanya ©
A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
On the 7th (Fri), step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, kick back and relax at Kleopatra Beach, and then admire the sheer force of Dimcay. On the 8th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Alanya Arkeoloji Muzesi, explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, then brush up on your military savvy at Kizilkule, and finally go for a walk through Alanya LimanI.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Alanya trip app.

You can drive from Antalya to Alanya in 2 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Alanya

Parks · Museums · Nature
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Alanya Kalesi ©
Alanya Kalesi
Kizilkule ©
Kizilkule
Dim Cave ©
Dim Cave

1
night
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 9th (Sun), see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, see the interesting displays at Camlik Locomotive Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and finally delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus. On your second day here, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, then admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain, then delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate, and finally explore the ancient world of Brothel.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Selcuk itinerary planner.

Do a combination of bus and flight from Alanya to Selcuk in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect a daytime high around 41°C in August, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Selcuk

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

1
night
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of II. Turkiye Buyuk Millet Meclisi Cumhuriyet Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Gokyay Chess Museum, then pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami, then contemplate the long history of Mehmet Akif Ersoy Evi, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Ankara trip itinerary website.

You can fly from Selcuk to Ankara in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Selcuk in August, plan for little chillier days in Ankara, with highs around 29°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) early enough to catch the bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Gokyay Chess Museum ©
Gokyay Chess Museum

3
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.
You'll explore and learn at Zelve Open Air Museum and Guray Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) and Kaymakli. There's lots more to do: see Off-Road Tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme trip itinerary maker app.

Take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in August, expect nights in Goreme to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

Nevsehir, Soganli Valley, Guray Museum
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Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Kaymakli
Kaymakli

5
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Ulu Cami. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take an in-depth tour of Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi).

To see traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday planner.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Goreme, expect little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. On the 19th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Ulu Cami
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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