Turkey in the 1st week of Oct for 15 days ... please suggest itenary !!
Im going to Turkey in the 1st week of Oct for 15 days with my husband . Any suggestions on itenary ???
My current plan is to start with Istanbul then cover some of the Aegean cost and then the Mediterranean region . Certainly want to go to Istanbul and some of the ancient temples and architectural sites ... but don’t wanna over do that bit . some diving and the thermal springs ..adventure sports ...
Do we have to book hotels in advance or we could we just go with the flow, we hate fixed schedules 😞
Could you please help me with this , like accommodations , places not to be missed , what is the best way to travel .. could u suggest any cheap apart hotels ??
Hi Andy. I just did Turkey for 2 weeks last March-April. Went to Istanbul, Kusadaci, Troy/Gallipolli, Ephesus, Pamukkale, Konya, Cappadocia, Ankara, Bursa. If you ask me, the must-visits would be Istanbul, Cappadocia, Pamukkale, and Kusadaci/Ephesus, in that order.
You can easily spend 4 days in Istanbul and always find something to do --- Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, Basilica Cistern, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Taksim Square, Beylerbeyi Palace, etc. Then station yourself in Kusadaci (3 days) from where u can visit the ruins in Ephesus , the ancient wonder of the Temple of Artemis, Aphrodisias and if you are a Christian, the house where Mother Mary lived . Then on to Pamukkale for the thermal springs. And finally Cappadocia (at least 3 days)........where you can spend 3 days . Even without doing anything in Cappadocia, I am sure you will enjoy it. The landscape is so surreal you'd be glad to just being there.
Sounds fabulous! Were you travelling alone? I want to travel from Egypt through to Turkey next year and not sure whether to go on a tour or not. I have travelled alone but....
Grateful for any advice!
No, I traveled with my niece, Gayle. I've done Egypt too but that has been ages ago, and I joined a tour group. I know of some who have done Egypt on their own. I would, except that I still have quite a bit in my list of places to visit . Check out the many blogs on Egypt on this site. Many just visited Cairo, but I will most certainly recommend visiting Luxor . Btw, when i visited Egypt, I joined a Nile River Cruise. Loved it!
Thanks Liliram......will do as you suggest and check out the Egypt blogs.
Was it women who travelled on their own? And did you enjoy the tour group?
There were blogs about women travelers doing solo trips. About the tour group, I joined the River Nile Cruise of Globus. Took 7 nights, but quite comprehensive yet relaxing as well. We flew from Cairo to Aswan where we boarded our boat.
Hi everyone!!!if any of you interested to come Turkey i ll be happy to help you with any subject.I live in Istanbul and as i am a professional guide i believe i can reply your answers....
i believe i can reply your answers....
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Dear Mell i was not offering a proffesional help just friendly help and information thats all. dont need to advertise my services.thanks for your warning
In Istanbul is there a all inclusive bus, tram, ferry & funicular ticket?
yes, there is an electronic ticket called ''AKBIL'' which can be recharged and used for all the public transportation.