29 days in Turkey & Libya Itinerary

29 days in Turkey & Libya Itinerary

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Fly to Milas Bodrum International Airport, Drive to Bodrum City
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Bodrum City, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Selcuk, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Antalya, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Antakya, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Tripoli, Libya
— 2 nights

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Bodrum City, Turkey

— 5 nights

St.-Tropez of Turkey

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Step out of Bodrum City to go to Milas and see Gokceler Kanyonu, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. And it doesn't end there: look for all kinds of wild species at Aquapro Dive Center, admire the masterpieces at Zeki Muren Arts Museum, see the interesting displays at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, and go for a stroll along the water at Yalikavak Marina.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City travel route website.

Tripoli, Libya to Bodrum City is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tripoli to Bodrum City. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Tripoli in July: highs in Bodrum City hover around 41°C, while lows dip to 28°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Jul 29 — Aug 3:

Selcuk, Turkey

— 6 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, examine the collection at Camlik Locomotive Museum, contemplate the long history of Public Latrine, and cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Selcuk trip planner.

Getting from Bodrum City to Selcuk by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Bodrum City in August, Selcuk is slightly colder at night with lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can catch the flight to Antalya.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 3 — 9:

Antalya, Turkey

— 6 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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Antalya: Manavgat (Manavgat Mosque & Manavgat Waterfall), Side (Q Spa & Wellness & Side Museum) and Sagalassos (in Aglasun). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Kaleici, let little ones run wild at Falez Park, see some colorful creatures with Blue World Diving Center, and take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Antalya travel route planning site.

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Antalya takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 41°C, and evening lows to 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Antakya.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Historic Sites · Fun & Games · Theme Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 9 — 15:

Antakya, Turkey

— 3 nights
Antakya is the seat of the Hatay Province in southern Turkey.In ancient times, Antakya was known as Antioch, and was for centuries one of the largest cities in the Roman Empire. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Antakya: Sogukoluk (Guzelyayla) Piknik Alani (in Iskenderun) and Besikli Magara (in Kapisuyu). There's lots more to do: explore the historical opulence of Koz Castle, admire the striking features of Ulu Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Habibi Neccar Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Iron Gate.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Antakya day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antalya to Antakya. In August, daily temperatures in Antakya can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Antakya

Historic Sites · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 15 — 18:

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For ratings, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Antakya to Istanbul. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Antakya in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Tripoli.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

Tripoli, Libya

— 2 nights

Mermaid of the Mediterranean

The "Mermaid of the Mediterranean," Libyan capital Tripoli exudes a mix of Mediterranean charm and Arabic-Islamic cultural sensibility.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate the long history of Roman Sabratha and then explore the galleries of Tripoli's Jamahiriya Museum. On your second day here, delve into the distant past at Nalut ruins, take in the spiritual surroundings of Gurgi Mosque, make a trip to The Arch of Marcus Aurelius, get a sense of history and politics at Tripoli's Red Castle (Assai al-Hamra), then don't miss a visit to Martyrs' Square, and finally don't miss a visit to Street Murals.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Tripoli online journey planner.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Tripoli with the Route module. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tripoli is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 29°C in Tripoli. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tripoli

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 26:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

Izmir Province travel guide

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Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Libya travel guide

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Landmarks · Ruins · Historic Sites
With a coastline looking out across the Mediterranean Sea, Libya has historically been a place of trade, development, and wealth, with empires ruling all or part of it and leaving their mark on the landscape and culture. Roman and Greek ruins and Islamic mosques remain among the main Libya attractions, but excursions into the Sahara provide an alternative for those wishing to get out of the urban sprawl and see rolling dunes, sand seas, and lively caravan towns.