25 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Faralya
— 2 nights
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Bitez
— 11 nights
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Ankara — 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
To find other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, go to the Ankara trip builder.

Amsterdam, The Netherlands to Ankara is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Amsterdam to Ankara is 2 hours. Traveling from Amsterdam in May, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Ankara. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a bus to Goreme.
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Goreme, Cappadocia — 4 nights

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.
Step out of Goreme with an excursion to Lake Tuz in Sereflikochisar--about 2h 30 min away. There's still lots to do: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of TokalI Church, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme day trip planning site.

You can take a bus from Ankara to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Ankara in May, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (27°C), and nights are slightly colder (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the flight to Antalya.
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Antalya — 3 nights

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 28th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Termessos Ruins. On the 29th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Salda and then explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Antalya trip planner.

Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in May, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Antalya, with lows around 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.
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Kas — 2 nights

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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Wed): kick back and relax at Kaputas Beach. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: step off the mainland to explore Kekova Island.

For traveler tips, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Kas travel planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. May in Kas sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. You will leave for Faralya on the 2nd (Fri).
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Faralya — 2 nights

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): enjoy the sand and surf at Sarsala Koyu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): kick back and relax at Patara Beach and then explore the stunning scenery at Saklikent Milli Parki.

For maps and more tourist information, refer to the Faralya travel route planning site.

Getting from Kas to Faralya by car takes about 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Faralya are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bitez.
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Bitez — 11 nights

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bitez: Palamutbükü Plajı (in Palamutbuku), Datca (Ovabuku PlajI, HayItbuku PlajI, &more) and Myndos (in Gumusluk).

To see photos, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Bitez trip planner.

You can drive from Faralya to Bitez in 4.5 hours. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Faralya in June since evenings lows in Bitez dip to 25°C. On the 15th (Thu), you'll travel back home.
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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.
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