Self Drive Cappadocia to Bodrum

Tour Information

Self Drive Tour

  • Day 1

    Day 1

    Pick up your rental from the airport and drive to Cappadocia region to explore the rock cut churches in Goreme.

  • Day 2

    Day 2

    Start the day with a sunrise hot air balloon flight over the lunar landscape of Cappadocia and visit an underground city along with the old Greek villages.

  • Day 3

    Day 3

    Drive to Konya from Cappadocia and visit the gigantic Sultanhani Caravanserai on the way. Explore the city of Konya after lunch.

  • Day 4

    Day 4

    Leave your hotel early in the morning and explore the world famous Pamukkale travertines and the ancient city of Hierapolis.

  • Day 5

    Day 5

    Explore the best preserved ancient city of Turkey; Aphrodisias. Continue to Ephesus then to visit the House of The Virgin Mary.

  • Day 6

    Day 6

    Discover the ancient city of Ephesus, Selcuk Museum, Cathedral of Saint John and Artemis Temple; one of the Seven Wonders of the World.

  • Day 7

    Day 7

    Underwater Archaeology Museum located in the Castle of Saint Peter in Bodrum will be the highlight of the day.

  • Day 8

    Day 8

    Drop your car at Bodrum airport and catch a flight back home or to your next destination.

Self Drive Cappadocia to Bodrum
  • The Poetic Landscape of Cappadocia
  • Hot air balloon flight in Cappadocia
  • Open Air Museum of Goreme
  • Kaymakli or Derinkuyu Underground Cities
  • Goreme Historical National Park
  • Goreme, Uchisar, Urgup and Avanos cities of Cappadocia
  • Sultanhani Caravanserai
  • Mevlana Museum of Konya
  • Whirling Dervishes of Rumi
  • Pamukkale – Hierapolis
  • Pool of Cleopatra in Hierapolis
  • Aphrodisias Ancient City
  • Ephesus Ancient City and it's environs
  • The House of The Virgin Mary
  • Old Greek Village Sirince
  • 2 of the Seven Wonders of the World
  • Underwater Archaeology Museum of Bodrum
  • Anatolian and Aegean Kitchen

Discover the highlights of Turkey after Istanbul on your own and with our professional assistance. Start driving into Anatolia and see the countryside changing every day from Cappadocia to Bodrum and explore the world famous ancient cities, beautiful natural parks and meet with the local people as you drive on your own following our Self-drive itinerary from Cappadocia to Bodrum below.

Day 1 - Arrival

Pick up your car in one of the airports of Cappadocia; Nevsehir or Kayseri. Drive to Cappadocia and start exploring right away. A visit to the Open Air Museum of Goreme is a must before checking in to your hotel. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 2 - Cappadocia

We highly recommend you to book a hot air balloon flight to watch the sunrise from the basket and see the lunar landscape of Cappadocia from a different angle.

Visit one of the underground cities after having breakfast at your hotel and drive to less visited villages in the south such as Mustafapasa, Cemil or Taskinpasa to see the local life of the Cappadocians. Overnight in Cappadocia.

Day 3 - Cappadocia to Konya

After having breakfast at your hotel, start driving to Konya and stop by the biggest caravanserai of Anatolia; Sultanhani. Arrive to Konya by lunch time and visit the Mevlana Museum before checking in to your hotel nearby the museum. Take a walk in the afternoon to see the Karatay Madrasa which houses beautiful examples of Seljukian tiles. Overnight in Konya.

Day 4 - Konya to Pamukkale

We recommend you to leave your Konya hotel early this morning to get the best of Pamukkale and the ancient city of Hierapolis. Discover Hierapolis ancient city from the Necropolis to the pool of Cleopatra and walk over the world famous white travertines with thermal waters running underneath your feet. Check in to your hotel afterwards and don’t miss the sunset by the travertines of Pamukkale. Overnight in Pamukkale.

Day 5 - Pamukkale to Ephesus

After breakfast at your hotel, start driving to Aphrodisias ancient city to see one of the the best preserved ruins in Turkey. Explore the Sculpture Museum located in Aphrodisias and have your lunch in a restaurant nearby the site. Continue to the west to Selcuk town and see the House of the Virgin Mary before checking in to your hotel in the Old Greek Village of Sirince. Overnight in Sirince.

Day 6 - Ephesus

After a comfortable breakfast in your hotel in Sirince, explore the environs of Ephesus today. Artemis temple, The Selcuk Museum and the Cathedral of Saint John are all within the vicinity of Ephesus Ancient City. Overnight in Sirince.

Day 7 - Ephesus to Bodrum

After having breakfast at your hotel, drive south to Bodrum and visit the Underwater Archaeology Museum in the center and have lunch in one of the restaurants by the harbor. Visit the ruins of Mausoleum of Halicarnassus which is the second Seven Wonders of the World located in Turkey after the Artemis Temple. Overnight in Bodrum.

Day 8 - Departure

Drive to Bodrum airport in the morning to drop your car and to take a flight to your next destination or back home.

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