12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Singapore
Fly:  16​h 45​min
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h
2
Selcuk
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
4
Kas
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h
5
Antalya
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 15​min
End: Singapore

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

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 3rd (Tue): get interesting insight from Tours. On the next day, shop like a local with Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), then Head underground at Uchisar Castle, then stop by Chez Bircan Pottery, and finally shop like a local with La Maison du Kilim.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, read Goreme attractions app .

Singapore, Singapore to Goreme is an approximately 17-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll gain 5 hours traveling from Singapore to Goreme due to the time zone difference. In December, Goreme is cooler than Singapore - with highs of 6°C and lows of -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Goreme

Tours Outdoors Shopping

Side Trips

Uchisar, Chez Bircan Pottery, Balloon Rides
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Balloon Rides
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©

1
day
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 5th (Thu): look for gifts at Celsus Ceramic, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then delve into the distant past at The Terrace Houses, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus.

To see where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Selcuk route planner .

You can fly from Goreme to Selcuk in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in December, expect Selcuk to be a bit warmer, temps between 15°C and 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) early enough to drive to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu
Ephesus Terrace Houses ©
Ephesus Terrace Houses

2
nights
Bodrum City

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
On the 6th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter, then examine the collection at Bodrum Museum of Underwater Archaeology, then view the masterpieces at Enver Camdal Guzel Sanat Atolyesi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Ender Guzey Museum ARThill. On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: shop like a local with Dibeklihan, then discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and then look for gifts at Ocean Jewellery.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bodrum City trip planner.

You can drive from Selcuk to Bodrum City in 2.5 hours. Other options are to take a bus; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Selcuk in December, things will get a bit warmer in Bodrum City: highs are around 20°C and lows about 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can drive to Kas.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Museums Shopping Tours

Side Trips

Scuba & Snorkeling, Dibeklihan, Ocean Jewellery
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

2
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): stroll through Kaputas Beach, view the masterpieces at LikyaArt, then shop like a local with Tugra Art Gallery, and finally take in the exciting artwork at Atelier Thalia. On the next day, discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, use the Kas trip planning app .

Drive from Bodrum City to Kas in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or ride a ferry. Traveling from Bodrum City in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Kas, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) so you can go by car to Antalya.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach
Scuba & Snorkeling
Atelier Thalia ©
Atelier Thalia

3
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki and Balon Park. Head to Devlet Guzel Sanatlar Galerisi and Lidya Suzani Carpet Galleryfor some retail therapy. Explore Antalya's surroundings by going to Greek Amphitheater (in Side) and Aspendos Ruins and Theater (in Serik). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Tekeli Mehmet Pasa Mosque, see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, and contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate.

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Traveling by car from Kas to Antalya takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in December, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki, Greek Amphitheater, Aspendos Ruins and Theater
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Aspendos Ruins and Theater ©
Aspendos Ruins and Theater
Gulluk Dagi (Termessos) Milli Parki ©
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate

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