Turkey Travel Guide: The Ultimate 2-week Itinerary Turkey Travel Guide: The Ultimate 2-week Itinerary

Turkey Travel Guide: The Ultimate 2-week Itinerary

Turkey is a huge country that has something to offer for every kind of traveler. This two-week Turkey travel guide will take you along a part of the Turquoise Coastline of Turkey and into the mainland to the Hot Air Balloons in Cappadocia.

Turkey Travel Guide

Transportation and destination information are provided with extra options like going by bus instead of flying from A to B. The roads we used were superb, so self-driving through Turkey is highly recommended by us!

things to do cappadocia hot air balloon

Day 1: Flying to Antalya, driving to Kas

Start your trip from Antalya. Rent a car at the airport and drive directly to Kas (about 3 hours).

turkey 2 week route guide map

If you would like to have a break to have lunch or dinner, we recommend that you pick a restaurant at The harbor of Kemer.

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Turkey 2 week route kas

Day 2 – 4: Kas town and its surroundings

Kas is a beautiful and small town. It offers beautiful beaches, great food, shopping, and quite some sightseeing. Don’t forget to visit the picturesque Kaputas Beach.

Where to Stay in Kas

Kas, Turkey, offers some great places to stay, from budget guesthouses to upscale beach resorts. Many accommodations have fantastic sea views, too!

things to do Kas shops

 Day 5 – 7: Saklikent and Fethiye

Leave in the morning from Kas and drive to Kalkan for lunch. The drive is about 1,5 hours with some small stops to enjoy the view and cliff drops.

After a great Turkish lunch, head to Saklikent Gorge, which is a 300-meter-high and 18-kilometer-long canyon, one of the deepest in the world. This is about a 45-minute drive from Kalkan.

Turkey 2 week route saklikent

Continue your trip to the final destination, Fethiye. This is a city where you can easily wander around for two days. Paragliding is very popular and highly recommended in this area. The view from up there is unreal.

Tip: If you have more time, you can also add in Pamukkale. These salt baths are a well-known spot so make sure to arrive in the early morning. It can be done on a day trip, but it isn’t recommended.

Where to Stay in Fethiye

Fethiye is home to plenty of accommodation options for all types of travelers. Whether you’re looking to stay in a budget guesthouse or a luxury beach resort, Fethiye has it all.

There are enough affordable options in Fethiye, but if you really want to be on a piece of heaven on earth, then visit Hillside Beachclub.

fethiye things to do old town

Day 8: Turkey Travel Guide: To the Cappadocia area

Cappadocia is quite a distance from the country and can be reached in a few ways. The first option is to drive back to Antalya, return the car, and either fly out the same day or take a hotel for the night and fly out the next morning very early.

Note: Driving back from Fethiye to Antalya takes about 3 hours.

Roadtrip turkey fetiye

Fly from Antalya to Kayseri. Kayseri is the best airport available to reach Cappadocia because it’s just a 30-minute drive with a taxi to Goreme (a town in the Cappadocia area).

The second option is to return the car to Dalaman or Pamukkale and take a touring bus to Goreme, Cappadocia. The bus will take you overnight to Goreme and can save you money, but it doesn’t save you energy. (Bus rides can be pretty hectic)

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Day 9 – 13: The Fairytale area called Cappadocia

Take at least two nights in Cappadocia. Even when you take four, it won’t be enough. There is so much to do in this area, and every new sunrise will be one to remember. The sky will be filled with Hot Air Balloons, and maybe you can even fly with one.

Other than the balloons, you can do a sunset ride on horseback, stay in one of the many cave hotels, visit Pasabag or the Open Air Museum, and many more things.

Where to Stay in Cappadocia

The caves of Cappadocia were carved out hundreds of years ago and used as houses and churches by the locals and monks. Nowadays, these rock houses have been converted into hotels, giving visitors the opportunity to live like the locals used to.

There are many beautiful towns within the area in which visitors can stay. We chose to stay in Goreme, which is very convenient with many great hotels and restaurants, and centrally located to many main sights.

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Day 14: Back to Antalya

On your last day (or the evening before), fly back to Antalya and make sure to stay in Antalya’s old town called Kaleici. It is surprisingly quiet and laid-back in the part of a huge city. Our hotel in Kaleici was located perfectly near all the sights in old town.

Where to Stay in Antalya

Antalya offers hotels for every kind of budget, and as it’s relatively small, you can stay in most areas and be located to all the best things to do.

antalya old town guide harbor

Visa for Turkey

To enter Turkey, you will need to have a visa. An e-visa is easily arranged online within a day and the price starts at 51 USD per standard tourist visa. Please note that the price may go up depending on your citizenship.

Costs of traveling through Turkey

Traveling through Turkey is much cheaper than other destinations in Europe, especially if you stay in reasonably priced guesthouses and eat local food. Prices are a rough estimate of what we spend per person.

Costs of Traveling in Turkey

Travel on a budget in Turkey, from $370 − $350 USD weekly per person, mid-range $650 − $1600 USD, and high-end from $1510 − $2200 USD. However, costs depend on factors like accommodation, transportation, and activities. We did not include flights. Check flight prices here

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28/11/2023 https://www.saltinourhair.com/turkey/turkey-travel-guide/
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  • Lou

    Thank you guys for this article! It really helped me for my trip to Turkey! I really enjoyed it and I would actually suggest a stop in Bodrum and Alaçati as well for a day or two. I was very sad to not be able to do the hot air balloon ride because there was wind but it will be for next time ;)

    • Salt in our Hair

      Hi Lou, glad to read it helped and that you enjoyed Turkey! x Hannah

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