30 days in Turkey & Indianapolis Itinerary

30 days in Turkey & Indianapolis Itinerary

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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
+2
Fly + Subway + 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. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Edirne: Uzunkopru (Ergene Koprusu) (in Uzunkopru) and Kirklareli (Ataturk Evi & Istasyon Caddesi). The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque, steep yourself in history at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, look for gifts at Renk Mis Sabun, and take in the views from Meric River Bridge.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Edirne trip planner.

Indianapolis, USA to Edirne is an approximately 23- hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Indianapolis to Edirne, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Gallipoli.

Things to do in Edirne

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trips

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

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 stroll through Bolayir Plaji, and finally stroll the grounds of Fransiz Mezarligi. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gelibolu Mevlevihanesi and then witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Gallipoli road trip planning app.

Getting from Edirne to Gallipoli by car takes about 2.5 hours. In September, plan for daily highs up to 81°F, and evening lows to 64°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Gallipoli

Historic Sites Parks Nature

Side Trip

Gallipoli Battlefield
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Gallipoli National Park
Gallipoli National Park
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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus, examine the collection at Ephesus Museum, steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, and admire the local landmark of Trajan's Fountain.

To see other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk day trip planning app.

You can drive from Gallipoli to Selcuk in 5.5 hours. Traveling from Gallipoli in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be about the same, around 62°F, while days are somewhat warmer, around 87°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ephesus Terrace Houses
Ephesus Terrace Houses

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.
On the 12th (Sat), explore the activities along Oludeniz, then tour the pleasant surroundings 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 in the awesome beauty at Babadag, stroll through The Lycian Way, and then look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor.

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Drive from Selcuk to Oludeniz in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September, daytime highs in Oludeniz are 85°F, while nighttime lows are 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.
On the 14th (Mon), explore the fascinating underground world of Kaklik Cave, explore the ancient world of Hierapolis, and then witness a stunning natural landmark at Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Tue): head outdoors with Pamukkale Balloons, steep yourself in history at Byzantine Church, and then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Pamukkale route planner.

Getting from Oludeniz to Pamukkale by car takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Guzelyurt.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Historic Sites Nature Parks
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Hierapolis ©
Hierapolis
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Byzantine Church ©
Byzantine Church

2
nights
Guzelyurt, Turkey

Guzelyurt ©
Start off your visit on the 16th (Wed): appreciate the views at Ihlara Valley, explore the fascinating underground world of Selime Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Red Church, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koc Church, steep yourself in history at Sivisli Church, then don't miss a visit to Yeraltı Şehri, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kilise Camii, and finally steep yourself in history at Guzelyurt Valley Monastery.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Guzelyurt tour app.

You can drive from Pamukkale to Guzelyurt in 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 Nature Parks

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri ©
Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
Selime Monastery ©
Selime Monastery
Ihlara Valley ©
Ihlara Valley

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.
When in Urgup, make a side trip to see Gore Harabeleri in Gore, approximately Gore away. And it doesn't end there: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Peri Bacalari, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Urgup itinerary website.

Drive from Guzelyurt to Urgup in 1.5 hours. September in Urgup sees daily highs of 83°F and lows of 53°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Peri Bacalari
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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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online holiday planner.

Do a combination of taxi and flight from Urgup to Istanbul in 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). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel to Indianapolis.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Indianapolis: Indiana University (in Bloomington), Exotic Feline Rescue Center (in Centerpoint) and Salt Creek Trail (in Nashville). There's still lots to do: have some family-friendly fun at Bad Axe Throwing, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Saint John Evangelist Catholic Church, appreciate the history behind Monument Circle, and experience rural life at The Sky Farm at Eskenazi Health.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Indianapolis trip planning tool.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Istanbul to Indianapolis in 16.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. You'll gain 8 hours traveling from Istanbul to Indianapolis due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and a bit cooler nights in Indianapolis, ranging from highs of 80°F to lows of 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 Museums Parks

Side Trips

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

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