ULTIMATE TURKEY TRAVEL GUIDE

Turkey is a country located in the Middle East. Ankara is the capital and it is a country known for its culture, architecture and diversity. Our Turkey travel guide is here to help you see the best it offers.

The main draw to the country is the outstanding combination of Mediterranean beaches and rich history that is spread across the land.

It is also hard to resist its lively cities, such as Istanbul and Antalya. Both of which offer and electric vibe and irresistible food scene.

A visit to Turkey will ignite your senses and put you straight into adventure mode. With so many influences coming from Europe and the Middle East, it is no wonder people get absorbed in their travels here and extend their stays.

If you're planning to travel to Turkey, get comfortable and tuck into our many articles. If it's advice you're looking for, you've come to the right place.

TRAVEL TO TURKEY: QUICK TIPS

Turkey
  • Do you need a visa? US Citizens get a free 90day Visa on Arrival

  • Currency: Turkish Lira

  • Climate: Very warm & dry, cool at night

  • Primary Religion: Muslim

  • Local Languages: Turkish, English is widely spoken. 

  • Etiquette Tips: Dress modestly, women should wear long pants and shirts with long sleeves to avoid unwanted attention, tight-fitting clothing should be avoided out of respect for the culture.

  • WIFI: Available in most, if not all, accommodation throughout the country. Many restaurants and tourist offices offer free WIFI too.

  • SIM Cards: If you have an unlocked phone, it is possible to pick up a local SIM card at any Turkey airport on arrival. This will enable you to have data like you would at home. Another alternative is a universal SIM card that works in multiple countries.

  • Travel Insurance: With all travel, we highly recommend you take out a travel insurance policy when you book your trip. This will cover your trip in case of any unforeseen events happen.

DON'T VISIT TURKEY WITHOUT:

UNIVERSAL TRAVEL ADAPTER

GET A GUIDEBOOK

REUSABLE WATER BOTTLE

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WHERE TO STAY IN TURKEY

Below you will find some of the places we have stayed during our travels in Turkey. These are individual properties that we enjoyed and would recommend to other travelers.

TOP TURKEY TOURS

Ephesus Selcuk Turkey

The Best of Turkey

8 Days from Istanbul

Visits: Gallipoli, Troy, Ayvalik, Selcuk & Pamukkale

Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon rideTurkey

Absolute Turkey

15 Days from Istanbul

Visits: Gallipoli, Troy, Selcuk, Pammukale, Antalya & Cappadocia

10 day turkey itinerary

Turkey: Coastlines & Kabobs

15 Days from Istanbul

Visits: Gallipoli, Troy, Selcuk, Pammukale, Olympos & Cappadocia

Decide which month you want to visit!

TRAVEL TO TURKEY: BOOKING RESOURCES

  • Skyscanner - A fantastic flight search engine that searches a lot of different airlines, including many of the budget carriers that larger sites miss. Every single flight search we do starts here.

  • Airbnb - A great accommodation alternative for renting out apartments, condos, townhouses and rooms while traveling. (If you’re new to Airbnb, get $35 off your first stay!)

  • Hotel Seach Engine – Our custom-built hotel search engine allows you to search hotels all over the world and compare prices before booking. It pulls the best prices from all the major online travel agents, such as Expedia, Priceline, Booking, etc. to one place.

  • Discover Car Hire - Allows you to search car rentals across multiple rental agencies worldwide. 

  • Viator - The best trips are made up of multiple smaller tours to really dig in and get to know the places you are visiting. Our preferred place to book day tours, day trips and shorter multi-day tours is Viator. 

  • G Adventures – If you want to do a group tour around Turkey, go with G Adventures. They offer great small group tours that use local operators and leave a small environmental footprint. If you go on a tour with anyone, go with them. 

  • World Nomads – We don't travel without insurance and you shouldn't either!