29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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29 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Agadir
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
+2
Drive + Fly + Drive:  6​h
3
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
+3
taxi + Fly + taxi + train:  7​h 45​min
5
Edirne
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
6
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Agadir

6
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.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Keslik Monastery (in Urgup). There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, head outdoors with Honey Valley, Goreme Turkey, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme road trip planning tool .

Agadir, Morocco to Goreme is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of shuttle and flight; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Agadir to Goreme is 3 hours. In February in Goreme, expect temperatures between 12°C during the day and -1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trips

Urgup, Alaturca Taner, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Gore Harabeleri, Bezirhane Pottery
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
nights
Guzelyurt, Cappadocia

Guzelyurt ©
Change things up with a short trip to Kayaardi Baglari in Nigde (about 1h 10 min away).

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Guzelyurt online sightseeing planner .

Drive from Goreme to Guzelyurt in 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Kayaardi Baglari
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Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Sivisli Church ©
Sivisli Church

5
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Selcuk fast, fun, and easy.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Guzelyurt to Selcuk. In February, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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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

3
nights
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Change things up with a short trip to Tripolis Antik Kenti in Denizli (about 34 minutes away). There's much more to do: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip itinerary planning site .

You can drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Tripolis Antik Kenti
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

3
nights
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. Get out of town with these interesting Edirne side-trips: Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli), Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz) and Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru). And it doesn't end there: admire the striking features of Selimiye Mosque, look for gifts at Edirne Saray Sekerleme, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Edirne online vacation maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi, flight, and train from Pamukkale to Edirne takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu), Ataturk Evi, Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge

7
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip site .

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In February in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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