Best Turkish Destinations

Romantic
Romantic
12 - 14
days

Spend two amazing weeks exploring the most beautiful and interesting cities and towns of western Turkey on a trip of culture, nature, beaches and more.

In this trip

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

Trip itinerary

  • 1

    Istanbul, Turkey

  • 2

    Ankara, Turkey

  • 3

    Konya, Turkey

  • 4

    Denizli, Turkey

  • 5

    Izmir, Turkey

  • 6

    Canakkale, Turkey

  • 7

    Bursa, Turkey

  • 8

    Istanbul, Turkey

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Things to do in and around Istanbul

  • Urban Density
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
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  • Süleymaniye Camii Suleiman Mosque
  • Sunken Palace Cistern in Istanbul
  • ortakoy
  • Bridges
  • Iznik
  • Tombeau d'Eyüp Sultan
  • Istanbul :: Yenicami
  • Istanbul Archeological Museum
  • Abandoned winter garden glasshouse
   
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Istanbul

Turkey, Marmara region

CultureFoodHistoricNight life3 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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  • Hamamönü
  • Museum of T.C. Ziraat Bankası
  • Mausoleum
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  • Ankara: Dikmen Vadisi
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  • Gençlik Parkı
   
2

Ankara

Turkey, Central Anatolia region

FoodCultureHistoricNight life2 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 Konya

  • Konya Night Scene
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  • Roman Sarcophagus
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  • Turkey: Konya: Mevlana Museum and Shrine - 2
  • Lake Beysehir
  • Globe
  • Turkey Konya 11
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  • Medrese Karatay - Dôme
  • 32 Konya - Aladdin Hill
  • Alaaddin mosque 4, Konya
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  • Atatürk schoolroom
  • 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 Denizli

  • Buldan
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  • Looking over archeological site of Hierapolis from Theatre
  • PAMUKKALE
  • Aphrodisias
  • På vei ut til Honaz
   
4

Denizli

Turkey, Aegean region

1 night

Little visited by travelers, this city is a regional transportation center, offering some lovely restaurants and a nice center.

Denizli is a growing industrial city in the southwestern part of Turkey and the eastern end of the alluvial valley formed by the river Buyuk Mendere. Denizli attracts many visitors to the nearby mineral-coated hillside hot spring of Pamukkale, and with red color thermal water spa hotels Karahayit, just 5km north of Pamukkale. Recently, Denizli becomes a major domestic tourism destination due to the various types of thermal waters. Nearby archaeological sites include the ancient ruined city of Hierapolis, as well as ruins of the city of Laodicea on the Lycus, the ancient metropolis of Phrygia. Another attraction that may draw interest is the Ataturk and Ethnography Museum.
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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
  • Alacati
  • Aslanlar (Lions)
  • Borsa
  • A mosque in Izmir
  • Magnificient Arches Still Standing
  • ZEUS CAVE
  • Backlight Forest
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  • Funfair in Izmir, Turkey
  • Izmir, Konak Square
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  • 034 Seaside
  • Foça
   
5

Izmir

Turkey, Aegean region

FoodNight lifeCultureHistoric2 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 Canakkale

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  • AB Gökçeada Kampı: Doğu Kumsalı
  • The Trojan horse used in the 2004 film
  • Gallipoli Peninsula, Turkey
  • Port Lligat - Casa de Salvador Dalí i Gala 105
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  • CANAKKALE NAVAL MUSEUM WESTERN TURKEY OCT 2011
  • View of surrounding plains - Troy
  • ANZAC Cove 1
   
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Canakkale

Turkey, West Marmara region

HistoricCulture1 night

A thriving university town with a fascinating past, Canakkale provides great access to a number of historic military sites.

Canakkale is a city and seaport in Turkey, in Canakkale Province, on the southern (Asian) coast of the Dardanelles at their narrowest point, having territory in both Europe and Asia. Ferries cross there to the northern (European) side of the strait. The city is the nearest major town to the site of ancient Troy. The "wooden horse" from the 2004 movie Troy is exhibited on the seafront. Canakkale is the second city to be situated on two continents after Istanbul. Some points of interest include Military Marine Museum, Cimenlik Castle, Trojan Horse, Canakkale Archaeological Museum, as well as the gorgeous beach.
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Things to do in and around Bursa

  • Bursa Rainbow
  • Bursa Tramline (IB24)
  • Muradiye Tombs in Bursa
  • who dropped the pepper?
  • Bursa - Mausolée Vert
  • 13 October 2007
  • Traditional Ottoman village
  • Ulu Cami skylight
  • 2007-03-11 03-17 Istanbul 041 Bedeckter Basar
  • Crescent and star on mosque minaret
  • Bursa, Turkey
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Uçmaya Hazırlık (Preparing to fly)
   
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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
  • Dolmabahce Palace @ Istanbul
  • Hagia Sophia (Ayasofya) view
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Topkapi Palace @ Istanbul
  • Street, Prince Islands
  • Lake Sapanca, Turkey
  • Blue Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey
  • Inside the Grand Bazaar, Istanbul
  • Istanbul Modern
  • Istiklal caddesi
  • Floodplain Forest
  • Small town outside of Istanbul, Turkey
   
8

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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