Turkey Summary Itinerary

Turkey is an interesting country to visit.  It has the best of both world, western and Eastern.  97% of the land in Asia and 3% in Europe.  Three important seas surrounding coastline of Turkey are Black Sea, the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean Sea!  There are many famous Greek myths happen in Aegean Sea!

The currency is Turkish lira, I only changed some Turkish Lira for snacks and apple tea, the Turkish famous drinks, the rest of my purchased are spent in USD.

Turkey 1 : Istanbul

  • Istanbul – biggest city in Turkey
  • Blue Mosque /Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • St. Sophia Museum (Hagia Sophia)
  • Egyptian Obelisk in Istanbul
  • Topkapi Palace

Turkey Summary Itinerary

Turkey 2 : City of Troy – Canakkale

  • Istanbul to Canakkale
  • Sea of Marmara
  • Troy City
  • Olive Tree
  • Archaeological Site of Troy
  • Trojan Horse 
  • Color of Turquoise coming from Turkish 
  • Beautiful Sea Sunset at Canakkale Beach

Turkey Summary Itinerary

Turkey 3 : Pergamon vs Ephesus – You can do two in a day!

  • Aegean Sea/爱琴海
  • Sunrise at Aegean Sea
  • DSI Turkey – Water Dam in Turkey
  • Mosque in countryside of Turkey
  • Residential Housing in Turkey
  • Pergamon
  • Healing Centre of Asklepion in Pergamom
  • Pergamon Tunnel
  • View of Roman Theater in Pergamon
  • Ephesus – Unseco World Heritage Site
  • Ephesus Amphitheater
  • Stone carving of Goddess Nike – Nike Logo in Ephesus
  • Temple of Hadrian
  • Medusa – go find a head fill with snakes
  • Ancient Toilet in Ephesus
  • The Library of Celsus – highlight  in Ephesus

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Turkey 4 – Pamukkale – The Cotton Castle & Hierapolis Ancient City

  • House of Virgin Mary
  • Wishing wall outside the House of Virgin Mary
  • The ancient city of Hierapolis at Pamukkale – Unesco World Heritage Site
  • Front Gate of Hierapolis
  • City of Hirapolis from Afar
  • Bizzare Geological Phenomenon Alien Looking Pool – Pamukkale Cotton Castle
  • Breathtaking Sunset view at Pamukkale – plan you time to stay for sunset
  • Take off your shoes and stroll  at Pamukkale

Turkey Summary Itinerary

Turkey 5 : Konya – Getting to know more about Rumi!

  • Morning view on the highway to Konya
  • Mevlana Museum – getting to know Rumi
  • 13 Century Caravanserai – Silk Road

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Turkey 6 : Cappadocia – The Alien Town

  • Cappadocia City
  • Hot Air Balloon Experience
  • Valley of Fairy Chimneys
  • Pigeon Valley
  • Goreme Onyx Jewelry
  • Evil Eyes
  • Goreme Open-Air Museum

Turkey Summary Itinerary

Food to try in Turkey :

  • Kebab
  • Turkish Apple tea – serve in a small cup, iconic drink
  • Turkish Delight – dessert that tasted super sweet
  • Manti (Turkish Ravioli) – Little dumpings filled with lamb or beef but topped with creamy yogurt sauce.
  • Mezze -serve before a meal,consists of yogurt with herbs, hummus, rice-stuffed vine leaves (dolmas), meatballs (kofte), eggplant salad, white cheese and of course, delicious, warm pide.
  • Baklava – very sweet pastry with chopped nuts and syrup. Orginated from Ottoman Empire.
  • Shish Kebab – chicken, beef or lamb is grilled and served on a skewer
  • Gozleme – Crepe filled with toppings such as cheese, meat, vegetables.
  • Karniyarik – Stuffed Eggplant
  • Simit – street food which looks like pretzel and bagel
  • Etli Ekmek -Turkish Pizza which is long in shape and thin piec of flat bread.
  • Dondurma -Turkish Ice Cream, fun to see how it is served to the customers and is my personal favorite!

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18 Replies to “Turkey Summary Itinerary”

  1. Turkey has the best of ALL worlds if you ask me. The geographical location is there but what makes everything a good melting pot of beauty are the people there and these amazing places.

  2. I have always wanted to visit Istabul once, but reading your guide you have really tempted me to visit also other places in that beautiful country!

  3. I do have a friend who visited Turkey about two years ago and I remember seeing her photos. It looked so magical, especially the area around Pamukkale and Capadoccia.

  4. This is an is pretty detailed list of what to see in Turkey. I’ve only ever been one time on an 8-hour layover in Istanbul. I definitely need to go back. I also love how you list the foods and what’s in them. I have a food allergy, so I appreciate that.

  5. This is a really great guide. It looks so pretty and really enjoyed reading a little bit about each place and the foods to try. One day I will get to go looks fun!

  6. This is a detailed and we’ll thought out guide, I plan to visit turkey some time in the future. I find this really helpful

  7. This a really informative and helpful guide for anyone looking to visit Turkey. It looks like you had a really lovely time.

  8. I’ve never learned much about Turkey but it looks gorgeous and fascinating! I do know that I loved the Turkish food I ate while in Germany! Hahaha it might not be the same but that’s the closest I’ve ever come to Turkey!

  9. Turkey is so on the top of my bucket list, it is so beautiful. I can imagine all the vibes, aromas, and festive environment from the pictures. Sounds like a really nice itinerary.

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