11 days in Duhok & Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Duhok & Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Duhok & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Erbil, Iraq
Drive:  2​h 30​min
1
Duhok, Iraq
— 1 day
Drive + Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 45​min
3
Selcuk, Turkey
— 2 nights
4
Pamukkale, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h 15​min
5
Dalyan, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 45​min
7
Kas, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Erbil, Iraq

1
day
Duhok, Iraq

Duhok ©
Sitting on flat land between two chains of scenic mountains and close to the Tigris River, Duhok has experienced a growth in tourism in recent years.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Sun): take in the awesome beauty at Zawa Mountain and then walk around Azadi Park.

Make your Duhok itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Erbil to Duhok is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Expect a daytime high around 45°C in September, and nighttime lows around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Duhok

Parks Nature
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Azadi Park ©
Azadi Park
Zawa Mountain ©
Zawa Mountain

2
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: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Duhok to Istanbul. Traveling from Duhok in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are cooler, around 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Historic Sites Museums
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Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): enjoy the sand and surf at Pamucak Beach, delve into the distant past at The Basilica of Saint John, then delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Bibliotheque de Celsus. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 6th (Fri): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), explore the ancient world of Ephesus Terrace Houses, then explore the ancient world of Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, and finally cool off at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

For where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Selcuk travel app .

You can fly from Istanbul to Selcuk in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Selcuk to be a bit cooler, around 19°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 36°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can go by car to Pamukkale.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Outdoors
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Pamucak Beach ©
Pamucak Beach
The Basilica of Saint John ©
The Basilica of Saint John

1
night
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 7th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Byzantine Church, explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, then contemplate the long history of Hierapolis, and finally take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools.

To see photos, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read Pamukkale trip itinerary planning website .

Drive from Selcuk to Pamukkale in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to drive to Dalyan.

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

1
night
Dalyan, Turkey

Dalyan ©
Although it once seemed destined to become a stereotypical coastal resort, Dalyan remains unspoiled by commercial tourism because of its location within an environmentally protected area.
On the 8th (Sun), look for all kinds of wild species at Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Iztuzu Beach 2.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, read Dalyan sightseeing planning site .

Drive from Pamukkale to Dalyan in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Dalyan

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Iztuzu Beach 2 ©
Iztuzu Beach 2

1
night
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 9th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports and then enjoy the sand and surf at Oludeniz PlajI.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read Oludeniz online trip itinerary maker .

You can drive from Dalyan to Oludeniz in 1.5 hours. Another option is to take a bus. September in Oludeniz sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 20°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Wildlife Tours

Side Trip

Scuba & Snorkeling
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Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Scuba & Snorkeling

2
nights
Kas, Turkey

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.
On the 10th (Tue), enjoy the sand and surf at Kaputas Beach and then get interesting insight from Tours. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 11th (Wed): enjoy the sand and surf at Flora Boat.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Kas vacation app .

Drive from Oludeniz to Kas in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in September, and nighttime lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Kas

Outdoors Tours Wildlife
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Kaputas Beach ©
Kaputas Beach

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