7-Day Turkey Road Trip from Adana to Aksaray, Ankara, and Goreme

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Duration
7 days & 6 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
6 nights included
Car rental
7 days included
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Economy included
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Explore the best of Turkey on a 7-day road trip! Uncover hidden gems and experience the rich culture firsthand as you journey through Yüreğir, Adana, Aksaray, Ankara, Çankaya, Goreme, Nevşehir, Çavuşin, Uçhisar, and Seyhan. This road trip itinerary in Turkey seamlessly combines exploration with relaxation.

This perfectly planned road trip itinerary in Turkey takes you through some of the best places to see in the country. You will spend 3 nights in Adana, 1 night in Aksaray, 1 night in Ankara, and 1 night in Goreme. Anticipate well-spent days sightseeing, eating delicious food, and experiencing the highlights of each destination!

With this travel package, you can choose from an extensive selection of accommodations along your road trip route in Turkey. We have handpicked the best hotels and places to stay across the country, including options for each budget. Whether you are in the mood for luxurious 5-star hotels or budget-friendly bed and breakfasts, we have got you covered.

Upon arriving in Adana, the rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for collection. From there, the road trip can begin! Experience the ultimate freedom and uncover Turkey on your own terms.

An expertly curated travel plan makes sure you don’t miss out on any of the best things to see and do on your road trip in Turkey. Anıtkabir and Uchisar Castle are just a couple of the bucket-list attractions that await your discovery.

As you hit the open road and drive through Yüreğir, Adana, Aksaray, Ankara, Çankaya, Goreme, Nevşehir, Çavuşin, Uçhisar, and Seyhan, you will also enjoy plenty of opportunities to uncover hidden gems and experience the authentic charm of Turkey. Whether you are exploring enchanting towns and villages, discovering scenic routes, or indulging in local cuisine, there is always something new and exciting to experience in Turkey.

Throughout your road trip in Turkey, take breaks from sightseeing to explore your favorite destinations' top shopping streets and markets. Discover unique souvenirs that will forever remind you of your self-drive adventure in Turkey.

This package offers an all-in-one solution for your trip planning - choose flights, a rental car, accommodation, attractions, and tours that suit your needs and desires. You can customize each day of your road trip itinerary with flexible trip planning before and after booking.

The best services in Turkey fill up quickly, so book your spot early. Select a date and start planning your road trip in Turkey today!

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Flights, economy included
Hotel, 6 nights
Rental car, 7 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Photo of the Sultanhani, a Turkish Caravanserai Between Aksaray and Konya in Turkey.Aksaray / 1 night
Çavuşin
Çankaya
Uçhisar
Yüreğir
Photo of Sabancı Merkez Camii (English: Sabancı Central Mosque) in Adana, Turkey. The mosque is the second largest mosque in Turkey and the landmark in the city of Adana.Adana / 3 nights
Photo of Cappadocia that is known around the world as one of the best places to fly with hot air balloons. Goreme, Cappadocia, Turkey.Göreme / 1 night
Hot air balloons flying over Uchisar Castle. Cappadocia. Nevsehir Province. Turkey.Nevşehir
View of Ankara castle and general view of old town.Ankara / 1 night

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Attractions

 Anıtkabir, located in Ankara, is the mausoleum of Mustafa Kemal Atatürk, the founder of the Turkish Republic.Anıtkabir
Uchisar Castle, Uçhisar, Nevşehir merkez, Nevşehir, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyUchisar Castle
Göreme Historical National ParkGoreme Historical National Park
Fairy Chimneys, Çavuşin, Avanos, Nevşehir, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyFairy Chimneys
Haci Bayram Mosque, Hacı Bayram Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyHaci Bayram Mosque
photo of Kuğulu Park in Çankaya, Ankara, Turkey.Kuğulu Park
photo of Ankara is capital city of Turkey. beautiful view of Ankara castle and interior of the castle.Ankara Castle
Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Sakarya Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyUlucanlar Prison Museum
Stone Bridge, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyStone Bridge
Independence Park, Fidanlık Mahallesi, Çankaya, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyIndependence Park
photo of hot air balloon flying over spectacular Uchisar castle and Pigeon valley in Cappadocia, Turkey.Pigeon Valley
Central Park, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyCentral Park
photo of Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara ,Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Seğmenler Parkı, Çankaya Mahallesi, Çankaya, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeySeğmenler Parkı
Love Valley, Göreme, Nevşehir merkez, Nevşehir, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyLove Valley
Ataturk Park, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyAtaturk Park
MTA Sehit Cuma Dag Natural History Museum, Çukurambar Mahallesi, Çankaya, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyMTA Sehit Cuma Dag Natural History Museum
Sabancı Merkez MosqueSabancı Merkez Mosque
Büyük Saat, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyGreat Clock Tower
Grand Mosque, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyGrand Mosque
Adana Cinema Museum
Tarihi Kazancilar Çarşısı
Yağ Cami, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyYag Mosque
Yeni Cami, Seyhan, Adana, Mediterranean Region, TurkeyYeni Cami

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Day 1

Day 1 – Yüreğir, and Adana - arrival day

  • Adana - Arrival day
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  • Stone Bridge
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Say hello to Adana! Your exciting road trip through Turkey is just about to start. Navigating the top places to see in the region is a breeze with a car. The rental vehicle of your choice will be ready for pickup upon your arrival in the city. You will stay in Adana for 2 nights before you continue your adventure!

Adana is a beautiful city with plenty to discover. Soak in the lovely atmosphere and sit down for a bit to eat or drink.

As afternoon approaches, head to your chosen hotel in Adana. Check-in typically starts around 2 to 4 PM at hotels in Turkey. We recommend staying at a hotel in a central location for easy access to the best attractions, restaurants, and bars in the city.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Adana. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Kazancılar Restoran Büyüksaat, a top-rated dining destination in Adana. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Mert Restaurant, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Sirdanci Bedo. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Adana this evening.

Keep the evening going at Baran Türkü Evi, a great choice for enjoying the after-dinner hours with a drink.

Raise a toast to the start of your 7-day road trip in Turkey!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Adana, and Yüreğir

  • Adana
  • Yüreğir
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Drive 4 km, 34 min

  • Central Park
  • Sabancı Merkez Mosque
  • Adana Cinema Museum
  • Yeni Cami
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Day 2 of your road trip will take you to the best attractions Yüreğir has to offer. Cherish the 1 night you have left in Yüreğir by discovering the best things there are to see and do in the town.

Drop by the renowned Adana Cinema Museum. This popular filmmaking has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,354 visitors.

Another unforgettable place to experience is Yeni Cami. Rated 4.7 out of 5 stars by 693 visitors, this mosque deserves a spot on today's sightseeing itinerary.

You can learn more about Yüreğir today by going on a tour. Yüreğir offers many top-rated tours and unique experiences that will inspire you. You can browse and select your favorites below.

After a long day of exploring, sit down for a delicious dinner at a top-rated restaurant in Adana. Enjoy a satisfying meal that will recharge you for tonight's adventures.

Don’t miss out on dining at Izol Baklava Salonu, a top-rated dining destination in Adana. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Next Republic Güzelyalı, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Kasrı Kervan Kebap. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Adana this evening.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Turkey!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Adana, and Aksaray

  • Aksaray
  • Adana
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Drive 263 km, 3 hours 17 min

  • Yag Mosque
  • Tarihi Kazancilar Çarşısı
  • Great Clock Tower
  • Grand Mosque
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Dive into day 3 of your remarkable road trip in Turkey. Today you will explore Adana, where you will have the opportunity to experience all the top things to see and do. At the end of the day, you’ll unwind at one of the finest accommodations in Aksaray. You’ll stay here for 1 night.

Journey into the unknown at Yag Mosque, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable mosque has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,285 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Tarihi Kazancilar Çarşısı is a recommended place to visit. This shopping mall is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 1,418 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Adana is Great Clock Tower. Rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 5,784 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Adana offers an experience you will remember.

Adana Grand Mosque is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Adana. This mosque promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.7 out of 5 stars in 2,351 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Aksaray. Aksaray offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As you explore more of Aksaray, you'll discover that its culinary landscape is as diverse as its attractions. Whether you're craving traditional dishes bursting with local flavors or innovative creations that push the boundaries of taste, you're sure to find a dining experience that satisfies your cravings.

Enjoy a delicious meal at Bal Bahçe, a highly-rated dining destination in Aksaray. If you're eager to try something different, consider Bolu Et Mangal Aksaray, another top spot with a tantalizing menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Mustafa Chef Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s an excellent choice to enhance your stay in Aksaray this evening.

As the sun sets on another day of adventure, rest up and recharge for the next leg of your road trip in Turkey.

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Day 4

Day 4 – Aksaray, and Ankara

  • Ankara
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Drive 240 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Ulucanlar Prison Museum
  • Ankara Castle
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Haci Bayram Mosque
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On day 4 of your road trip in Turkey, you will get a true taste of the freedom a self-drive vacation in Europe entails. Today’s travel plans include stops at the most scenic, wondrous, and interesting places in Ankara. In the evening, you’ll end up in Ankara, where you will stay for 1 night.

Ankara’s wonders await as you prepare for another journey on the road, leaving the breathtaking surroundings of Aksaray behind. This drive usually takes around 2 hours 42 min. Ankara welcomes you with a multitude of unique vacation experiences.

A top pick for your self-guided sightseeing tour today is Ulucanlar Prison Museum. Previous visitors have rated this museum an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 14,648 reviews.

Ankara Castle is a local recommendation that you also can pay a visit today. This castle is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 18,722 reviews.

Another attraction you won't want to miss is Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. This national museum is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 12,978 reviews. Every year, around 450,000 travelers visit this site to discover its unique features.

Haci Bayram Mosque is another outstanding experience in Ankara. Around 19,925 travelers have rated this mosque an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

At the end of the day, you will drive to Ankara, where you'll have a room waiting for you at the perfect place to stay. Check in and enjoy some downtime.

Indulge in a memorable dining experience at one of Ankara's most popular restaurants, and connect with friendly locals for an authentic adventure.

Make sure to book a table at Filikos Restoran, a popular restaurant in Ankara. This acclaimed restaurant and its mouthwatering dishes have earned the admiration of countless food lovers. Alternatively, experience a taste of Ankara at New York Pizza Delivery Anıttepe, a popular local restaurant. With a menu designed to impress, it promises a journey of flavors that will leave you captivated. Another top-rated restaurant to try is MARTI RESTAURANT. As a dining spot that gains consistently high praise from guests, it’s an ideal choice to enhance your time to Ankara tonight.

If you’re not ready to end the night just yet, The Muddy Waters offers a perfect venue to relax and savor a drink. Similarly, Nil Rock Bar is well-suited for those looking to unwind in a social setting. Always Rock Bar is another excellent spot to enjoy a nightcap after a delightful meal.

Get a good night's sleep and look forward to another great day on the road in Turkey!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Ankara, Çankaya, and Goreme

  • Göreme
  • Çankaya
  • Ankara
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Drive 314 km, 3 hours 55 min

  • Kuğulu Park
  • Independence Park
  • Seğmenler Parkı
  • Anıtkabir
  • MTA Sehit Cuma Dag Natural History Museum
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Experience an unparalleled adventure on day 5 of your road trip in Turkey. This exciting part of your journey invites you to discover the renowned landmarks in 2 vibrant destinations - Çankaya, and Ankara. After a day filled with exploration and new experiences, you will retreat to the hotel of your choice in Goreme. You will spend 1 night here for some well-deserved relaxation.

An excellent attraction to start your day with is Independence Park. This park is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars in 13,960 reviews.

Continue your journey at Anıtkabir. This mausoleum is rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by 120,860 travelers from near and far.

Ankara is also the home of Şehit Cuma Dağ Tabiat Tarihi Müzesi. This museum has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 7,678 visitors.

Make Kuğulu Park your first stop of the day. Previous visitors have rated this park an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 21,340 reviews.

Next up, make a stop at Seğmenler Parkı. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 12,391 visitors, it's easy to understand why so many people visit this park every year.

When you’re done exploring for the day, you’ll drive to Goreme, where you'll have a hotel waiting for you. Check in and spend some time relaxing before you head out to explore the village.

After a day of adventure, treat yourself to an exquisite dinner at one of Goreme's best restaurants.

Make sure to reserve a table at Orient, an iconic dining spot in Goreme. This culinary treasure and its outstanding menu have enchanted food enthusiasts from around the world. Immerse yourself in the culinary delights of Kapadokya Kebapzade, a popular restaurant in Goreme. With a menu designed to delight, it ensures a dining experience that transcends the ordinary. Experience the culinary magic of Göreme Kaya Otel, a hidden gem nestled in Goreme. Known for its exquisite cuisine and inviting atmosphere, it's a dining experience you won't soon forget.

Continue your evening by exploring the vibrant nightlife scene at Kuytu Köşe Nargile Cafe & Bar, a prime destination for a thrilling night out. Also, don’t forget to check out Red Red Wine House, a bar that offers unique local touches. Likewise, M&M provides an excellent alternative for a fun evening.

Head back to your accommodation in Goreme and get some rest in preparation for another magical day of your road trip in Turkey!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Goreme, Nevşehir, Çavuşin, Uçhisar, and Adana

  • Adana
  • Nevşehir
  • Çavuşin
  • Uçhisar
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Drive 286 km, 4 hours 14 min

  • Goreme Historical National Park
  • Fairy Chimneys
  • Love Valley
  • Uchisar Castle
  • Pigeon Valley
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On day 6 of your exciting self-drive vacation in Turkey, you’ll soak in the magnificence of 3 destinations, Nevşehir, Çavuşin, and Uçhisar. When you’re not sightseeing, take time to relax at your selected hotel in Adana, where you’ll be staying for 1 night.

Continue your road trip and head to your next destination, Goreme. This car ride takes around 16 min.

Kick off the day at Goreme Historical National Park, a top pick for today’s sightseeing. This park is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 21,907 reviews.

Today is also your chance to visit Love Valley. Love Valley is a point of interest with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 12,998 reviews.

Upon reaching Çavuşin, unwind, observe, and explore. The best things to do, see, and eat are waiting for you.

Journey into the unknown at Paşabağları Müze ve Örenyeri, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable point of interest has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 21,979 reviews.

After soaking up all the sights of today's itinerary, you'll be ready to hit the road in the direction of Adana. Adana offers plenty of top-rated hotels and other places to stay on any travel budget. Check in at the hotel of your choice and take some time to relax before you head out to explore.

As dinnertime approaches, it's time to head out for a bite to eat in Adana. If you are looking to dine at a popular restaurant in the city, it's often a good idea to reserve a table in advance.

As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Hayal Kahvesi Adana, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, İştah Kebap is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Kaktus Garden Cafe Restaurant. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Adana tonight.

Relax and recharge in preparation for another adventurous day in Turkey!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Adana, and Seyhan - departure day

  • Adana - Departure day
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  • Ataturk Park
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Day 7 of your road trip in Turkey is your departure day. This is your chance to catch a last glimpse of Adana before saying goodbye to this wonderful destination. If you've still got time left, we recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

On your last day in Turkey, take time to indulge in shopping at Adana’s popular marketplace. Look for keepsakes or souvenirs to remind you of your trip.

Before you conclude your road trip in Turkey, drop by another restaurant for a last chance at a memorable dining experience in Adana.

This renowned restaurant holds and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine.

You’ll then say farewell to Adana. Drive to the airport, return your car, and take the opportunity to get some last-minute souvenirs before you board your flight home. We wish you a pleasant journey and hope you leave with many wonderful memories of your road trip in Turkey!

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