8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Beirut
Fly:  6 h
1
Goreme
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  6 h
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 30 min
3
Kas
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h
4
Antalya
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 15 min
End: Beirut

1
night
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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme journey planning tool.

Beirut, Lebanon to Goreme is an approximately 5.5- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight, shuttle, and bus; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Goreme due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in August, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 19°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley)

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, then explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, then take a stroll through Sirince Koyu, and finally stop by La Tulip Art Gallery. Keep things going the next day: explore the ancient world of The Basilica of Saint John, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, delve into the distant past at Public Latrine, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Heracles Gate.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk online trip maker.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Goreme to Selcuk takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in August, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 26°C in Selcuk. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to go by car to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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 23rd (Fri), explore the ancient world of Myra Antik Kenti, pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Nicholas, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. On the next day, explore the ancient world of Xanthos Antik Kenti, tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı, and then explore the ancient world of Patara Antik Kenti.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Kas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Kas takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in August, expect nights in Kas to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are slightly colder, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Demre (Kale), Patara, Xanthos Antik Kenti
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Myra Antik Kenti ©
Myra Antik Kenti
Patara Antik Kenti ©
Patara Antik Kenti
Church of St. Nicholas ©
Church of St. Nicholas

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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.
On the 25th (Sun), delve into the distant past at Perge Ancient City and then delve into the distant past at Aspendos Ruins and Theater. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, delve into the distant past at Ancient Theater, then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Antalya visit planning tool.

Getting from Kas to Antalya by car takes about 3 hours. Other options: take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Antalya when traveling from Kas in August, with lows around 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites Museums Nature

Side Trips

Aspendos Ruins and Theater, Ancient Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

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