8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Beirut
Fly:  6​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  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, 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.
On the 19th (Mon), explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme online trip builder .

Beirut, Lebanon to Goreme is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Beirut in August, with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

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

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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): delve into the distant past at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, then wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, and finally look for gifts at La Tulip Art Gallery. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Basilica of Saint John, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, then explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally delve into the distant past at Heracles Gate.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Selcuk travel itinerary planner.

Fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Selcuk when traveling from Goreme in August, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Sirince Koyu
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The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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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 23rd (Fri), delve into the distant past at Myra Antik Kenti, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Nicholas, and then kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the ancient world of Xanthos Antik Kenti, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Patara Plajı, and then delve into the distant past at Patara Antik Kenti.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Kas tour website .

You can drive from Selcuk to Kas in 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 little chillier, around 38°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Beaches 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 steep yourself in history at Aspendos Ruins and Theater. On the 26th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, explore the ancient world of Greek Amphitheater, then examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and finally take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Antalya travel route site .

Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Kas in August, Antalya is a bit warmer at night with lows of 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

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

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