24 days in Turkey Itinerary

24 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
+2
Train + Foot + Fly:  23 h 30 min
1
Goreme
— 5 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
2
Antalya
— 2 nights
Drive:  1 h 30 min
3
Cirali
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
4
Demre (Kale)
— Few hours
Drive:  45 min
5
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
6
Fethiye
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 30 min
7
Dalyan
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
8
Pamukkale
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
9
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Drive:  1 h
10
Izmir
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 30 min
11
Istanbul
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Train:  14 h 30 min
End: Kuala Lumpur

5
nights
Goreme

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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Red and Rose Valley Tours, Love Valley and Dervis Evi Whirling Dervishes. Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt) and Derinkuyu (Kaymakli Underground City, Uzumlu Kilise, &more). Next up on the itinerary: appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and stroll through Uchisar Castle.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme travel route builder site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Goreme is an approximately 17.5- hour combination of train and flight. You can also do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Goreme is minus 5 hours. Plan for colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in April, with highs in Goreme at 22°C and lows at 5°C. You'll have a few hours on the 17th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Urgup, Uchisar Castle, Ihlara Valley, Peri Bacalari
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Balloon Rides

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Termessos Ruins, Hadrian's Gate, Kaleici, and other attractions you added. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): take a stroll through Kaleici. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sat): delve into the distant past at Termessos Ruins, admire the sheer force of Lower Duden Waterfalls, then see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and finally delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary builder site.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Goreme in April, things will get somewhat warmer in Antalya: highs are around 26°C and lows about 13°C. You'll have a few hours on the 19th (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Cirali.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Termessos Ruins ©
Termessos Ruins
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls
Kaleici ©
Kaleici

1
night
Cirali

Cirali ©
A charming holiday destination, Cirali offers natural beaches and the iconic Flame of Chimera.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Chimaera. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): stroll through Cirali Beach, contemplate the long history of Olympos Ruins, and then explore the striking landscape at Chimaera.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Cirali online holiday maker.

You can drive from Antalya to Cirali in 1.5 hours. In April, daytime highs in Cirali are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Demre (Kale).

Things to do in Cirali

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trip

Olympos Ruins
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Chimaera ©
Chimaera
Olympos Ruins ©
Olympos Ruins
Cirali Beach ©
Cirali Beach

few
hours
Demre (Kale)

Demre (Kale) ©
Rock tombs in Myra has been added to your itinerary. On the 20th (Mon), explore the ancient world of Myra Antik Kenti, explore the ancient world of Rock tombs in Myra, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas, and finally delve into the distant past at Sura Ancient City.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Demre (Kale) trip planning site.

You can drive from Cirali to Demre (Kale) in 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Demre (Kale) are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Demre (Kale)

Historic Sites
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Myra Antik Kenti ©
Myra Antik Kenti
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

1
night
Kas

Kas ©
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
On the 20th (Mon), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Kas trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Demre (Kale) to Kas takes an hour. In April in Kas, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to drive to Fethiye.

Things to do in Kas

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

1
night
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Tlos, Ancient Rock Tombes and Saklikent Milli Parki. Start off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the striking landscape of Saklikent Milli Parki, explore the ancient world of Tlos, and then delve into the distant past at Ancient Rock Tombes.

For more things to do, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Fethiye trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Kas to Fethiye in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In April in Fethiye, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Tlos ©
Tlos
Ancient Rock Tombes ©
Ancient Rock Tombes

1
night
Dalyan

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 22nd (Wed), explore the ancient world of Kaunos, then delve into the distant past at Lycian Rock Tombs, and then explore the activities along Lake Koycegiz.

For traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Dalyan trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Fethiye to Dalyan in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In April, daytime highs in Dalyan are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Lake Koycegiz
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Lake Koycegiz ©
Lake Koycegiz
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs
Kaunos ©
Kaunos

1
night
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 day-by-day itinerary now includes Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): explore the ancient world of Laodikeia, then explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

For reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Pamukkale trip planner.

Drive from Dalyan to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. You will have some time to spend on the 24th (Fri) before leaving for Selcuk.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Laodikeia
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Laodikeia
Laodikeia

3
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), and take in the spiritual surroundings of Isa Bey Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Selcuk online vacation planner.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Selcuk in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or take a bus. In April, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to drive to Izmir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
Find places to stay Apr 24 — 27:
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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

2
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
On the 27th (Mon), walk around Izmir Wild Life Park, then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Alsancak, then learn about all things military at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, then wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, and finally make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower).

To find photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Izmir day trip planning tool.

Drive from Selcuk to Izmir in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Traveling from Selcuk in April, you will find days in Izmir are slightly colder (19°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (16°C). You will have some time to spend on the 29th (Wed) before leaving for Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Neighborhoods Museums
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu
Tarihi Asansor ©
Tarihi Asansor

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Basilica Cistern as well as Emirgan Park. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, stop by Ortakoy, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul planning app.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Istanbul takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Traveling from Izmir in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 3rd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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