12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Gocek
— 2 nights
Fly
3
Uchisar, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Taxi
4
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly
5
Istanbul
— 2 nights
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2
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Bodrum City

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): tour the pleasant surroundings at Bitez Beach and then explore the ancient world of Pedasa Antique City. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: learn about all things military at Bodrum Maritime Museum, then explore the ancient world of Bodrum Amphitheater, and then explore the historical opulence of Castle of St. Peter.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip itinerary app.

London, UK to Bodrum City is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from London in August; daily highs in Bodrum City reach 43°C and lows reach 29°C. You will have some time to spend on the 26th (Fri) before leaving for Gocek.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites · Museums · Beaches · Outdoors
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Bitez Beach ©
Beach
Bitez Beach
3.3

2
nights
Gocek

You'll get in some beach time at Sarigerme Public Beach and Inlice Plaji. Visiting Boat Tours & Water Sports and Gunluklu will get you outdoors. When in Gocek, make a side trip to see Istuzu Beach in Ortaca, approximately Ortaca away.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Gocek trip planner.

You can drive from Bodrum City to Gocek in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi; or do a combination of bus, train, and taxi. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Gocek: highs are around 38°C and lows about 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Uchisar.

Things to do in Gocek

Outdoors · Beaches · Parks · Tours

Side Trips

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Istuzu Beach
Beach
Istuzu Beach
4.5

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Uchisar, Cappadocia

Enjoy the best views of Capaddocia at Uchisar, home to a rock citadel at the area's highest point.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Nevsehir Museum, then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and then stop by Kapadokya Onyx Stone Center.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Uchisar holiday maker tool.

You can fly from Gocek to Uchisar in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier evenings in Uchisar when traveling from Gocek in August, with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to drive to Goreme.

Things to do in Uchisar

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

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Must see
Balloon Rides
4.8
Uchisar Castle ©
Must see
Uchisar Castle
4.5
Uzumlu  Kilise ©
Church
Uzumlu Kilise
3.2

3
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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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Royal Balloon. Zelve Open Air Museum and Soganli Valley are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, and see the interesting displays at Guray Museum.

For photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Goreme travel planner.

Goreme is just a stone's throw from Uchisar. In August, daytime highs in Goreme are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Must see
Off-Road Tours
4.8
Goreme National Park ©
World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

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 ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Halic, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see where to stay, reviews, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning tool.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in September, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (26°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums
Find places to stay Sep 2 — 4:
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Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Basilica Cistern ©
Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

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