18 days in Turkey Itinerary

18 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bursa
— 1 night
2
Trabzon
— 1 night
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
4
Antalya
— 1 night
5
Kas
— 2 nights
6
Pamukkale
— 1 night
7
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
8
Istanbul
— 6 nights

1
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Bursa

Bursa ©
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, then shop like a local with Koza Hani, then get engrossed in the history at Ordekli Culture and Art Center, and finally stop by Covered Bazaar (Bedesten).

For maps, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Bursa tour planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Bursa is an approximately 12.5-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 16°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Bursa

Shopping · Historic Sites · Museums
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Covered Bazaar (Bedesten) ©
Covered Bazaar (Bedesten)

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 21st (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Hacka Yaylasi and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Trabzon itinerary planner.

You can fly from Bursa to Trabzon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In March, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature
Find places to stay Mar 20 — 21:

3
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.
Head to Alaturca Taner and Kapadokya Ebru Sanat Evifor plenty of shopping. Take a break from the city and head to Goreme National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Take a break from Goreme with a short trip to Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, about 38 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, identify plant and animal life at Damsa Baraji, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and head outdoors with Lucky Horse Ranch.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

You can fly from Trabzon to Goreme in 7 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in March, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Urgup, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, Chez Galip
Find places to stay Mar 21 — 24:
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Wed): explore the wide array of goods at Balon Park, enjoy the sand and surf at Konyaalti Beach, then look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and finally visit Kaleici.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya trip maker app.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Antalya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Goreme in March, with highs in Antalya at 21°C and lows at 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Mar 24 — 25:
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Konyaalti Beach ©
Konyaalti Beach
Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery ©
Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery

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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 26th (Thu), kick back and relax at Kekova Sound, stroll through Tersane Koyu, then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach, then view the masterpieces at Tugra Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thalia. On the next day, enjoy the sand and surf at Patara Plajı, then don't miss a visit to Lions Tomb, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Kas road trip planning site.

Drive from Antalya to Kas in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 21°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Tersane Koyu, Kekova Sound, Patara Plajı
Find places to stay Mar 25 — 27:
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atelier Thalia ©
Atelier Thalia

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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.
On the 28th (Sat), explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, then get outside with Outdoor Activities, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale trip maker site.

Getting from Kas to Pamukkale by car takes about 4 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and taxi. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors
Find places to stay Mar 27 — 28:
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Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Balloon Rides

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nights
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill, cool off at Mor Plaj, then look for gifts at Ocean Jewellery, then view the masterpieces at Dibeklihan, and finally kick back and relax at Gun Batimi Plaji. On your second day here, kick back and relax at Yaliciftlik Sahili, then learn about winemaking at Vinbodrum, then enjoy the sand and surf at Torba Plaji, and finally discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To find photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Bodrum City trip itinerary maker website.

Drive from Pamukkale to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in March, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Mor Plaj, Gun Batimi Plaji, Ocean Jewellery, Yaliciftlik Sahili, Dibeklihan
Find places to stay Mar 28 — 30:
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Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji
Scuba & Snorkeling
Vinbodrum ©
Vinbodrum

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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.
Get in touch with nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki and Nature & Wildlife Tours. Shop till you drop at Istiklal Street and Adnan and Hasan. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ortakoy, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Bodrum City to Istanbul in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in March, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (14°C), and nights are about the same (14°C). You will have some time to spend on the 5th (Sun) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Museums · Wildlife
Find places to stay Mar 30 — Apr 5:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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