30 days in Turkey & Indianapolis Itinerary

30 days in Turkey & Indianapolis Itinerary

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30 days in Turkey & Indianapolis Itinerary

Start: Indianapolis, United States
Fly + Drive:  20​h
1
Edirne, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
2
Gallipoli, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  6​h
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 5 nights
Drive:  4​h
4
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
5
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  7​h
6
Guzelyurt, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
7
Urgup, Turkey
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
+3
Fly + subway + foot + bus:  18​h
9
Indianapolis, United States
— 3 nights
End: Indianapolis, United States

2
nights
Edirne, Turkey

Edirne ©
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Venture out of the city with trips to Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi) and Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru). Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eski Cami, take in the views from Meric River Bridge, and contemplate the long history of Beyazit II Mosque Complex.

To see ratings, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Edirne trip planner .

Indianapolis, USA to Edirne is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is 8 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Kirklareli, Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu)
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Selimiye Mosque ©
Selimiye Mosque
Meric River Bridge ©
Meric River Bridge
Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum ©

2
nights
Gallipoli, Turkey

Gallipoli ©
The Gallipoli peninsula is located in the southern part of East Thrace, the European part of Turkey, with the Aegean Sea to the west and the Dardanelles strait to the east.Gallipoli is the Italian form of the Greek name "Καλλίπολις" (Kallípolis), meaning "Beautiful City", the original name of the modern town of Gelibolu. Start off your visit on the 5th (Sat): witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, then enjoy the sand and surf at Bolayir Plaji, and finally explore the different monuments and memorials at Fransiz Mezarligi. On the next day, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi and then stroll through Gallipoli National Park.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Gallipoli trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Edirne to Gallipoli takes 2.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Gallipoli can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Parks Historic Sites Nature

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
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Anzac Cove ©
Anzac Cove

5
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, don't miss a visit to Curetes Street, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

Ask Inspirock to suggest an itinerary and make planning a trip to Selcuk fast, fun, and easy.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Selcuk in 6 hours. Traveling from Gallipoli in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are a bit warmer, around 87°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

2
nights
Oludeniz, Turkey

Oludeniz ©
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Start off your visit on the 12th (Sat): walk around Oludeniz, then kick back and relax at Oludeniz PlajI, and then fly like a bird with a parasailing or paragliding tour. On the 13th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Babadag, then hike along The Lycian Way, and then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

For traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Oludeniz trip planning site .

Traveling by car from Selcuk to Oludeniz takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 85°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can drive to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Parks Outdoors Nature

Side Trips

Fethiye, Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Babadag ©
Babadag
Parasailing & Paragliding

2
nights
Pamukkale, Turkey

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Mon): explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, then delve into the distant past at Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, then contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, and then stroll the grounds of Anatolia Cemetery.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Pamukkale trip planner .

You can drive from Oludeniz to Pamukkale in 3.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

2
nights
Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, then explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Red Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Koc Church, contemplate the long history of Sivisli Church, make a trip to Yeraltı Şehri, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kilise Camii, and finally steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

To find maps, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Guzelyurt holiday builder .

Traveling by car from Pamukkale to Guzelyurt takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can go by car to Urgup.

Things to do in Guzelyurt

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery ©
Guzelyurt Valley Monastery

4
nights
Urgup, Turkey

Urgup ©
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Step out of Urgup with an excursion to Gore Harabeleri in Gore--about 32 minutes away. There's lots more to do: take a memorable tour with Tours, take in breathtaking views at Peri Bacalari, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, and Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, use the Urgup trip itinerary builder tool .

Getting from Guzelyurt to Urgup by car takes about 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Urgup can reach 83°F, while at night they dip to 53°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Peri Bacalari, Gore Harabeleri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip tool .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Urgup in September, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are somewhat warmer (72°F). Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Indianapolis, United States

Indianapolis ©
Indiana's capital and most populous city, Indianapolis is best known for its racecar events and impressive museums, and as the hometown of Kurt Vonnegut.
Explore Indianapolis' surroundings by going to Salt Creek Trail (in Nashville), Indiana University (in Bloomington) and Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint). And it doesn't end there: have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, explore the engaging exhibits at Children's Museum of Indianapolis, and relax in the rural setting at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health.

To see more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Indianapolis trip itinerary planning site .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Indianapolis. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Indianapolis is minus 8 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Indianapolis hover around 80°F, while lows dip to 59°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Indianapolis

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trips

Salt Creek Trail, Indiana University, Exotic Feline Rescue Center
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Bad Axe Throwing ©
Bad Axe Throwing
Room Escape Games
Exotic Feline Rescue Center ©
Exotic Feline Rescue Center

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