7 days in Rhodes, Bodrum City & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Rhodes Town, Greece
— 1 night
Bodrum City, Turkey
— 1 night
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights


Rhodes Town, Greece — 1 night

A conglomeration of many distinct architectural styles, Rhodes Town is the biggest urban center of the eponymous Greek island known for its golden beaches and relaxed way of life.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Village of Lindos. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Palace of the Grand Master of the Knights of Rhodes, then kick back and relax at Lindos Beach, and then explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Lindos.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, go to the Rhodes Town trip itinerary builder app.

Brisbane, Australia to Rhodes Town is an approximately 31-hour flight. Traveling from Brisbane to Rhodes Town, you'll gain 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Brisbane in August, you will find days in Rhodes Town are a bit warmer (36°C), and nights are warmer (29°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) so you can ride a ferry to Bodrum City.
Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors · Parks
Side Trip
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Bodrum City, Turkey — 1 night

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 29th (Tue), get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, then stop by Socrates, and then see some colorful creatures with Aquapro Dive Center.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Bodrum City road trip planning website.

You can ride a ferry from Rhodes Town to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of ferry and taxi. Traveling from Rhodes Town to Bodrum City, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rhodes Town in August, plan for somewhat warmer days in Bodrum City, with highs around 43°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Goreme.
Museums · Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites
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Goreme, Turkey — 2 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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Wed): take in the spiritual surroundings of TokalI Church, then contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Goreme online visit planner.

You can fly from Bodrum City to Goreme in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 38°C and lows about 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Thu) to allow time for the flight back home.
Tours · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Museums
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Rhodes travel guide

Island of the Knights
An island of green hills, fertile valleys, and golden beaches, Rhodes blends cosmopolitan and traditional cultures, exemplified by its traditional taverns, upscale hotels, and archaeological sites. Nicknamed the "Island of Roses," this island offers visitors a chance to discover lively tourist resorts in the north and tranquil rural areas in the south. The island's slow pace seems utterly unaffected by the challenges of mass tourism, its permanent residents stubbornly clinging to their age-old traditions and relaxed lifestyle. As you explore the areas farther away from the busy coastline, take time to meet the garrulous locals in their natural environment, the village tavern.

Cappadocia travel guide

History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.