All Around Turkey

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Traverse all of Turkey visiting its beaches, castles, archaeological sites, mosques, and a wealth of other attractions that infuse this country with its unique charm.

In this trip

  • Night LifeNight Life
  • CultureCulture
  • Great FoodGreat Food
  • Historic PlacesHistoric Places
  • BeachesBeaches

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Ankara, Turkey

  • 3

    Trabzon, Turkey

  • 4

    Gaziantep, Turkey

  • 5

    Adana, Turkey

  • 6

    Konya, Turkey

  • 7

    Antalya, Turkey

  • 8

    Fethiye, Turkey

  • 9

    Izmir, Turkey

  • 10

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 11

    Istanbul, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Bridges
  • Iznik
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • ortakoy
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Morning in Sultanahmet, Istanbul
  • Church of the Holy Savior in Chora
  • Miniaturk, Istanbul, Turkey
  • mehter concert at the military museum
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  • Istanbul-Constantinople
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life5 nights

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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Things to do in and around Ankara

  • Ankara's Citadel
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  • Kocatepe Mosque 3
  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
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  • Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası
  • Mausoleum
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  • Ankara
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  • Ankara: Dikmen Vadisi
  • The Opera building - Around Ulus
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  • Fountains 2
  • Hitit Monument - Ankara
  • Monumentum Ancyranum
  • Park
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Ankara

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life4 nights

Often overlooked, Turkey's second largest city and capital is dynamic, cultured and teeming with lively spots to explore.

Ankara is the capital of Turkey, located in Central Anatolia, and is Turkey's second largest city behind Istanbul. The city replaced Istanbul as the capital following the fall of the Ottoman Empire. Giving its name to the Angora wool shorn from rabbits, goats, and cats, Ankara is also known for its pears, honey, and muscat grapes. It is a virtual treasure trove of various archaeological sites, as well as home to nearly 50 museums, many parks, and beautiful mosques.
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Things to do in and around Trabzon

  • Trabzon City - dirty and dull
  • Castle of Trabzon
  • AyaSoyfa Camii / Hagia Sophia Church
  • Kemancha clock & Bazaar in Trabzon, Turkey
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  • Pasabag (Monk's Valley)
  • Monastère de Sumela
  • Trabzon flower
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  • Sumela Monastery
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  • Ataturk villa
  • Eski Gumusler
  • The culprit, or something like it
   
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Trabzon

Turkey, East Black Sea region

NatureHistoricBeachesFoodCulture2 nights

A bustling modern city with a somewhat relaxed sea-side feel, Trabzon's architecture is an interesting mixture of old and new.

Trabzon is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Trabzon, located on the historical Silk Road, became a melting pot of religions, languages and culture for centuries and a trade gateway to Iran in the southeast and the Caucasus to the northeast. Trabzon has a number of tourist attractions, some of them dating back to the times of the ancient empires that once existed in the region. In the city itself, one can find a hub of shops, stalls and restaurants surrounding the Meydan, a square in the center of the city, which includes a tea garden. Its main attractions are Hagia Sophia Church, Trabzon Castle, Trabzon Museum, and the Trabzon Bazaar.
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Things to do in and around Gaziantep

  • Gaziantep Panorama
  • Market for wooden utensils - Gaziantep City - Turkey
  • Roman mosaic
  • Gaziantep Castle
  • Gaziantep museum
  • Mount Nemrut Dusk (9)
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  • Spice Bazaar - Gaziantep City - Turkey
  • War dance
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  • Göbekli Tepe, near Şanlıurfa, Turkey
  • At the zoo
  • Ethnographic Museum Gaziantep
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  • Mosaics of Ancient Zeugma of Commagene
  • Karatepe
  • Altın Kalesi
  • Irresistable
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  • Restoration
  • Yilan kalesi, Ceyhan
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Gaziantep

Turkey, Southeastern Anatolia region

FoodHistoricCulture3 nights

Travel warning: Please be advised that destinations in Southeast Turkey, particularly along the Syrian border, are under travel warning from the U.S. Department of State.

Referred to as "The City of Museums," Gaziantep is also known for making the best sweets in the country, especially pistachio baklava.

Gaziantep is the sixth most populous city in Turkey. It has a richly varied culture scene with many museums, mosques, and parks. Its main attractions include Zeugma Mosaic Museum, Coppersmith Bazaar, Gaziantep Zoo, Gaziantep Museum of Archaeology, Gaziantep Castle, Gaziantep Botanical Park, Boyaci Mosque, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Adana

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  • Old Town Adana
  • National Park Beach near Kusadasi
  • Lion at Adana Museum
  • new mosque adana
  • Karatepe
  • Altın Kalesi
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  • Creamy Waters
  • Adana Museum
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Adana

Turkey, Mediterranean region

FoodCultureNight lifeHistoric1 night

Travel warning: Please be advised that destinations in Southeast Turkey, particularly along the Syrian border, are under travel warning from the U.S. Department of State.

One of Turkey's largest cities, Adana is known for its historic sites, charming cafes, and lively atmosphere.

Adana is a city in southern Turkey. The city is situated on the Seyhan river in south-central Anatolia. It is the administrative seat of the Adana Province and is the fifth most populous city in Turkey. Adana boasts wide architectural diversity, encompassing Mamluk and Seljuqid architecture, as well as historical landmarks from the Roman-Byzantine era. Other landmarks of the city include parks and gardens, mosques and churches, theaters and museums. Most prominent among these are Adana Archaeology Museum, Grand Mosque, Merkez Park, and Sabanci Merkez Mosque.
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Things to do in and around Konya

  • Konya Night Scene
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  • Roman Sarcophagus
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  • Lake Beysehir
  • Globe
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  • 32 Konya - Aladdin Hill
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  • Medrese Karatay - Dôme
  • Atatürk schoolroom
  • Alaaddin mosque 4, Konya
  • Aziziye Camii
   
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Konya

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

HistoricCultureFood2 nights

The perfect mix of old and new, this busy city boasts ancient architecture and culture, along with a thriving modern university.

Konya is a city in the Central Anatolia Region of Turkey. It is the seventh most populous city in Turkey. Konya is an economically and industrially developed city and the capital of Konya Province. Major landmarks include the Mevlana Museum, Aladdin Mosque, Ince Minaret Medrese-Museum, Karatay Medrese-Museum, Aziziye Mosque, Konya Ethnography Museum, İzzet Koyunoglu City Museum, and the St. Paul's Catholic Church at Alaeddin Hill.
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Things to do in and around Antalya

  • Antalya Old Town
  • 2009 Antalya
  • Duden Waterfall
  • İspanya İmparatorluğu
  • Kaputaş
  • Köprülü Kanyon'un Köprüsü
  • Kekova Kaleden
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  • Antalya Müzesi - Antalya Museum
  • The Ruins at Olympos
  • Amphitheatre, Termessos
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  • Road to Kekova
  • Model of Blue Mosque
  • Hidirlik Tower
  • Perga's agora
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  • Antalya, Turkey
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  • Hadrian's Gate, built in honor of the Roman emperor Hadrian, who visited Antalya in 130 AD, Antalya (Attaleia), Turkey
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  • The View from Ancient Phaselis.
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Antalya

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesNight lifeFoodHistoricCulture3 nights

Turkey's largest Mediterranean coastal city is home to some of the country's finest beaches, and is dotted with historic sites.

Antalya is the eighth most populous city in Turkey and the capital of its eponymous province. Located on Anatolia's flourishing southwest coast bordered by the Taurus Mountains, Antalya is the largest Turkish city on the Mediterranean coast. Roman rule saw Antalya thrive, including the construction of new monuments, such as Hadrian's Gate. Kaleici, with its narrow cobbled streets of historic Ottoman era houses, is the old center of Antalya. With its hotels, bars, clubs, restaurants, and shopping, it has been restored to retain much of its historical character. There are also archaeological sites with traces of Lycian, Pamphylian, Roman, and Byzantine architecture and cultures.
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Things to do in and around Fethiye

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  • King Amyntas's Tomb
  • Rock-carved tombs at Kaunos
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  • Fethiye museum coins Lycian classical period
  • hillside beach club
  • Oludeniz, Turkey
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  • Tlos - Lycian Rock Tombs
  • Köyceğiz Lake boat trip
   
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Fethiye

Turkey, Mediterranean region

BeachesSmall townsNatureActiveHistoric2 nights

A slice of paradise, Fethiye has stunning blue waters, pine-covered hills, beautiful bays and a laid back feel.

Fethiye is a city and district of Mugla Province in the Aegean region of Turkey. It is one of Turkey's well-known tourist centers and is especially popular during the summer. In the last ten years Fethiye has become a magnet for British citizens. Apart from its climate and natural beauty, the Britons are attracted by its less expensive lifestyle and the hospitality of the local people. The Fethiye Museum, which is very rich in ancient and more recent artifacts, displays and testifies to the successive chain of civilizations that existed in the area, starting with the ancient Lycians. Fethiye is also home to the Tomb of Amyntas, a large and beautiful tomb built in 350 BC by the Lycians. What makes this tomb unique is its massive size and beautiful carvings.
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Things to do in and around Izmir

  • Asansor (Elevator) & Izmir, Turkey
  • Dia de la Madre en Kemeralti. Mother´s Day in Kemeralti. Izmir. Turkey.
  • Kibris Sehitleri
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  • Izmir bazaar and mosque
  • Celsus library
  • ZEUS CAVE
  • Borsa
  • A mosque in Izmir
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
  • Alacati
  • Backlight Forest
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  • asansor view konak
  • Funfair in Izmir, Turkey
  • View on the forum and the basilica B with Pangaion Hills in the background, Philippi
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  • Izmir, Konak Square
  • St Polycarp Church, Izmir
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  • Aqua Castle
   
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Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric3 nights

Surrounded by sea and mountains, the large port city of Izmir is becoming known for its lively, forward-thinking cultural scene.

Izmir is a metropolitan city in the western extremity of Anatolia and the third most populous city in Turkey. The ancient city was known as Smyrna and the city was generally referred to as Smyrna in English, until the Turkish Postal Service Law made "Izmir" the internationally recognized name. Izmir has almost 4,000 years of recorded urban history and possibly even longer as an advanced human settlement. Its main sights include Agora Open Air Museum, the St. Polycarp Church, the Kus Cenneti bird sanctuary, the Coskun Lunapark, the Hisar and Fatih Mosques, and much more.
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Things to do in and around Bursa

  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bursa Tramline (IB24)
  • Bursa - Mausolée Vert
  • Ulu Cami skylight
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
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  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • who dropped the pepper?
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  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
   
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Bursa

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

Now a bustling industrial metropolis, the Ottoman empire's first major capital is full of history, markets, parks and attractions.

Bursa is a large city in Turkey, located in northwestern Anatolia, within the Marmara Region. It is the fourth most populous city in Turkey and one of the most industrialized metropolitan centers in the country. It has become proliferated with parks and gardens located across its urban fabric, as well as to the vast and richly varied forests of the surrounding region. Bursa has rather orderly urban growth and borders a fertile plain. The mausoleums of the early Ottoman sultans are located in Bursa and the city's main landmarks include numerous edifices built throughout the Ottoman period. Bursa also has thermal baths and several museums, including a museum of archaeology.
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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life1 night

East meets West in a vibrant crescendo of history, culture, and cuisine, making Istanbul an unmissable destination.

Istanbul, once known as Constantinople and Byzantium before that, is the most populous city in Turkey, and the country's economic, cultural, and historical center. Istanbul is a transcontinental city in Eurasia, straddling the Bosphorus strait between the Sea of Marmara and the Black Sea. Istanbul is one of the world's most populous cities and ranks as world's 5th-largest city proper and the largest European city. It's main attractions include Aya Sofya Basilica, Blue Mosque, Dolmabahce Palace, Grand Bazaar, several museums, and more.
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