32 days in Turkey Itinerary

32 days in Turkey Itinerary

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32 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  9​h 30​min
1
Goreme
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Guzelyurt
— 3 nights
Drive:  7​h
3
Pamukkale
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
4
Selcuk
— 5 nights
Drive:  6​h
5
Gallipoli
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
6
Edirne
— 4 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Jeddah

6
nights
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup). There's lots more to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, and take in the local highlights with Walking tours.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of ferry and car. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Jeddah in December, with highs in Goreme at 6°C and lows at -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) to allow time to drive to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Ortahisar, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Bezirhane Pottery
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

3
nights
Guzelyurt

Guzelyurt ©
When in Guzelyurt, make a side trip to see Nigde Museum in Nigde, approximately 1 hour away.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Guzelyurt trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Goreme to Guzelyurt takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Nigde Museum
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Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Kilise Camii ©
Kilise Camii

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.
Pamukkale is known for nature, historic sites, nightlife, parks, and adventure. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, Head underground at Kaklik Cave, and walk around Bagbasi Mesire Yeri.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Guzelyurt to Pamukkale takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Outdoors

Side Trip

Bagbasi Mesire Yeri
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Balloon Rides

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: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, make a trip to Curetes Street, steep yourself in history at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and stop by Celsus Ceramic.

To find reviews, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk holiday maker .

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January, daytime highs in Selcuk are 13°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Gallipoli

Gallipoli ©
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park, and then appreciate the history behind Eceabat Tarihe SaygI Aniti. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the history behind Seyit Onbasi Monument, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then contemplate the long history of Anzac Cove, and finally make a trip to Hellas Memorial.

For maps, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Gallipoli trip itinerary maker tool .

Drive from Selcuk to Gallipoli in 6 hours. In January in Gallipoli, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Edirne.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Eceabat
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Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove
Hellas Memorial ©
Hellas Memorial
Seyit Onbasi Monument ©
Seyit Onbasi Monument

4
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. Change things up with these side-trips from Edirne: Ataturk Evi (in Kirklareli), Sokullu Mehmet Pasa Camii (in Luleburgaz) and Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru). And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dar-ul Hadis Camii, and contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

For reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Edirne trip planning website .

Traveling by car from Gallipoli to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trips

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

8
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 a stroll through Ortakoy, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour planner .

Traveling by car from Edirne to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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