Hey everyone! I’ve been asked a lot of questions on the route I took during my two weeks in Turkey, and for my advice on this – so I’ve decided to put together a post detailing my Turkey itinerary. I hope you’ll find it useful in planning your adventures in beautiful Turkey!
For those looking for a more detailed guide on public transport within Turkey, please check my guide here!
Two Weeks in Turkey – My Itinerary in Detail
I picked Bodrum as my first stop for my two weeks in Turkey, partly because the flights worked out well from London and also because of its location. I was pleasantly surprised by Bodrum and found it was a really chilled out place to start my two week trip around Turkey. I put together a guide here on why visitors to Turkey should head to the cool beach town of Bodrum.
I only spent a full day here in Bodrum, but actually found that to be fine. It was also a location transport hub for my onwards travels!
2. Ephesus and Selçuk
A straight forward bus from Bodrum to Selçuk, led me to the lovely Saint John’s Hotel. An ideal base for the night, I spent a full day exploring Ephesus and the surrounding area before hopping on a train from there to Denizli. Read my guide to Ephesus here!
Following a fairly pleasant train ride, I took a quick minibus ride up to Pamukkale. I knew this was a must-see on any Turkey itinerary, but didn’t know too much about visiting. It was definitely a good decision to go and I’ve written a detailed guide here for planning your trip.
4. Fethiye and a cruise along Turkey’s turquoise coast
A direct bus from Denizli to Fethiye and I was all set for my 4 day, 3 night cruise along Turkey’s coastline. It was unbelievably beautiful (check my blog post), and I’m so glad I incorporated this into my Turkey itinerary.
A quick flight from Antalya at the end of the cruise to Istanbul, I was ready to explore. In my two week itinerary, I decided to limit city time so I only spent a day here. I would definitely recommend longer though if you can make your Turkey itinerary slightly longer. I put together a guide for a 24 hour visit to the city, but there was so so much more to do!
From Istanbul, I nipped on a quick flight over to Cappadocia for the most magical stay of our lives. We were only there for 3 days but managed to do so much! It is absolutely unmissable on any Turkey itinerary. We stayed at the Sultan Cave Suites (read my review here), where we also enjoyed the most amazing sunrise experience. There’s a few days worth of activities here, and if I could have stayed an extra few days or two, I would have!
So that’s my two week Turkey itinerary. As you can see, I didn’t opt for a tour and had a fantastic time exploring myself. I hope you find this Turkey itinerary guide informative and useful! Please do not hesitate to contact me for any further advice whilst planning your Turkey itinerary! 🙂
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