Turkey For Beginners: 10 Days of Travel in Turkey

Turkey | Ankara, Istanbul, Cappadocia

Days: 10+

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ANKARA  (2 days/1 night)

Ankara-Turkey

STAY

Radisson Blu (Ulus)


SEE

Anıtkabir

Suluhan & the Ulus Market (Ulus)

Hacı Bayram Mosque (Ulus)

Ankara Castle (Ulus)


EAT

Muhlama & Akçaabat Köfte at Hev Zigana ($$)

Kokorec at Profesor ($)

Anything at Recep Usta ($$$)


NIGHT LIFE

Tunali Street (downtown Ankara)



ISTANBUL – 5 days/4 nights

istanbul-bosphorus-cruise-sightseeing

STAY

Stay in Cihangir / Galata. I suggest searching for a VRBO or AirBnB rental in this area–with a Bosphorus view, of course!


SEE

Istiklal | Russian consulate, Netherlands Consulate General, Christ Church

Galata | Camondo Stairs, Galata Tower

Sultanahmet | Many of Istanbul’s must-see historical sights are here

Prince’s Island

Dolmabahce Palace (a must-see if you’ve never seen a European palace)


EAT (Cihangir)

Breakfast | Anne’s Cafe (Kılıçali Paşa Mh., Samanyolu Sk No:9, 34433 Istanbul)

Dinner | Journey or Jash

Drinks | Atolye Kuledibi (near Galata Tower)


Insider’s Tip #1 : Check out the sunset views from Sanatkarlar Park Kılıçali Paşa Mh., 34433 Beyoğlu/İstanbul, Turkey) in Cihangir. You’ll see chill people here, some even enjoying a cold beverage while.watching the sun go down.


Insider’s Tip #2: After visiting the Dolmabahce Palace, enjoy the sea views from a Bosphorus Ferry ride to Istanbul’s Asian Side. Once in Kadıköy, enjoy Istanbul’s authentic, hipster area…tourist-free!



CAPPADOCIA- 2 days/1 night

balloon (1)STAY

One of Göreme‘s Cave Hotels (they’re all awesome! Check the reviews and pick the one in Göreme that fits your budget)

SEE/DO

Sunrise Hot air balloon ride (expensive, but worth it if it’s your first balloon ride)

Underground city (there are two, just pick one)

Göreme Open-Air Museum (pay extra to see The Dark Church, it’s worth it)



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