We have tentatively planned 15 days in Turkey starting 20 September. On 6 October, we'll ferry from Fethiye to Rhodes. So far it looks like:
3 full days in Istanbul
4 full days in Capadoccia (includes one day to and from Hammusa)
3 days for the Turkish Heritage Travel tour to Nemrut (fly from Gaziantep to Izmir, arrive late, rent car)
3 full days in Selcuk (includes one day to Pergamom, one to Afrodisias)
This takes us to October 4, the first day of the Feast of the Sacrifice. We'd originally thought to fly Izmir to Antalya, rent a car and drive the coast to Fethiye. (This actually looks like 2 days is not enough time.) Would we be better just retaining the car and driving down to Fethiye, seeing Priene, Miletus and Didyma or would those sites also be closed the first day? Or driving the morning to Fethiye and just taking a day for some gentle sightseeing? We will rent a car at the Izmir airport and hope to return it at the Dalaman airport. Is this possible?
We will eventually (late October) return to Istanbul for the final 3 days of our trip.
Thanks for any suggestions or advice.