60 days in Turkey Itinerary

60 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 18 nights
2
Pamukkale
— 4 nights
3
Fethiye
— 6 nights
4
Antalya
— 8 nights
5
Alanya
— 2 nights
6
Ankara
— 10 nights
7
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 10 nights

18
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Rumeli Fortress. Discover out-of-the-way places like Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder site.

San Diego, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from San Diego to Istanbul is 11 hours. When traveling from San Diego in June, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 63°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Sinan Pasa Turbesi
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hierapolis and Laodikeia. Visiting Pamukkale Thermal Pools and Balloon Rides will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Pamukkale side-trips: Aphrodisias (in Geyre) and Lake Salda (in Burdur). Next up on the itinerary: explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, get outside with Pamukkale Balloons, get engrossed in the history at Hierapolis Arkeoloji Muzesi, and explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave.

For maps, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Pamukkale visit planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Pamukkale takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can go by car to Fethiye.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Denizli, Aphrodisias, Lake Salda
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Aphrodisias ©
Aphrodisias
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools

6
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Step out of the city life by going to Icmeler Beach and Iztuzu Beach 2. Popular historic sites such as Lycian Rock Tombs and Marmaris Museum are in your itinerary. Explore Fethiye's surroundings by going to Kurt Jewellery (in Icmeler), Dalyan (Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area & Dalyan Cami) and Patara Plajı (in Patara). Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Old Town, push the limits with an extreme tour, explore the activities along Dalyan Nehri, and delve into the distant past at Caunos Tombs of the Kings.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Fethiye online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Fethiye in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in June, and nighttime lows around 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Fethiye

Parks · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Dalyan, Oludeniz, Marmaris, Icmeler, Patara Plajı
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Kurt Jewellery ©
Kurt Jewellery
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Babadag ©
Babadag

8
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.
Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Konyaalti Beach and Cirali Beach. Get some historical perspective at Phaselis and Perge Ancient City. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Goynuk Canyon (in Goynuk), Side (Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum), Ancient Theater, &more) and Olympos Ruins (in Olympos). There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and take a stroll through Kaleici.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Antalya road trip planning website.

You can drive from Fethiye to Antalya in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In June, plan for daily highs up to 88°F, and evening lows to 68°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Alanya.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Manavgat, Kemer, Cirali Beach, Olympos Ruins, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Phaselis ©
Phaselis
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach

2
nights
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 9th (Thu), take in the dramatic scenery at Dimcay, explore the fascinating underground world of Dim Cave, and then admire the striking features of Kizilkule. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step into the grandiose world of Alanya Kalesi, go for a walk through Alanya LimanI, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Alanya tour website.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Alanya takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Alanya

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

10
nights
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hamamonu Restored Area and Bestepe Millet Camii. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Anitkabir. There's much more to do: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), explore the world behind art at State Art and Sculpture Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii).

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ankara online itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Alanya to Ankara takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or drive. July in Ankara sees daily highs of 80°F and lows of 79°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) to allow time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
Hamamonu Restored Area ©
Hamamonu Restored Area

10
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Goreme National Park and Gore Harabeleri. Visiting Royal Balloon and Pasabag will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Goreme: Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup), Guzelyurt (Ihlara Valley & Selime Monastery) and Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more). There's lots more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, pause for some serene contemplation at Kolonlu Kilise, and explore the world behind art at Guray Museum.

To see ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Goreme holiday builder app.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in July, expect nights in Goreme to be little chillier, around 60°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 89°F. You will have some time to spend on the 30th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Avanos, Uchisar, Guzelyurt
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Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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