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A Mini Travel Guide to Turkey

Last updated on August 4th, 2022 at 04:57 pm

Are you planning to visit Turkey soon? This mini travel guide to Turkey is for you!

One interesting fact about Turkey is that it is listed as a transcontinental country. It means that Turkey is located in two different continents- Europe and Asia, or the so-called Eurasia. If you are coming from the United Kingdom, here are few flights you can take to visit Turkey. Read here how to get from Istanbul airport to city center and things to do in Istanbul!

You can reserve your accommodation in Turkey before your trip with Booking and Agoda.

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How to get to Turkey

From London, you can take a direct flight with Pegasus Airlines which costs $100 to $120. It may take up to 3 hours and 55 minutes.

If you are coming from Manchester, then it is best to take a flight (with one stop) with British Airways which costs $380 to $400. This flight may take up to 4 hours.

Another flight you can consider when you are from Birmingham is a direct flight with Turkish Airlines which costs $230 to $250. The trip will last up to 4 hours as well.

These flights are all destined to Istanbul, Turkey’s most populous city, center for economy, culture, and history. You may also find cheap flights from your city to places In Turkey. It is readily available on the internet.

Applying your Visa

If you plan to visit Turkey, there is one thing you should not forget. Remember to get your Turkey visa before you go! Yes, you need one when travelling to Turkey. Don’t worry. Applying for a Turkey Visa is easy as 1,2,3! You will just apply and pay online, then they will deliver it to you. Easy, right? What you will apply for online is Turkey’s e-visa. It’s just the same with the actual visa and it’s hassle-free. What a catch!

What to do and where to go

The two most famous places in Turkey are Istanbul and Cappadocia. Istanbul is the most populous city in the country while Cappadocia is a historic region. Both are touristic places because of their unique characteristics. Read here a 4 day Cappadocia itinerary!

Istanbul is home for different restaurants in Turkey and fish dishes are the menu favorites of tourists and even locals. Aside from this, you can find different snack stalls, too! From pastries, kebabs, fast-food, to cafes- name it. You can have it in Turkey.

In Istanbul, you can also find beautiful Catholic Churches and Islamic Mosques. Some of them are even a thousand-year-old! The most famous infrastructures in Istanbul are Haghia Sophia, Blue Mosque, Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art, Hippodrome, Basilica Cistern, and the Grand Bazaar.

Another place that tourists should visit is Cappadocia, the beautiful historic region of Turkey. It is home for hot air balloons and tourists can enjoy a hot air balloon ride for as much as $90! I think it’s a great deal because it is a new and exciting activity to do in Turkey.

Cappadocia is a must in our travel guide to Turkey

If you want a unique experience that you haven’t tried before, then you should include Turkey on your bucket list! This country has a very rich culture and a home of kind locals, too. I recommend that you visit Turkey once in your life and you will surely not regret it.

You can reserve your accommodation in Turkey before your trip with Booking and Agoda.

Click here to get your discount booking your tours with Klook!

Ruben Arribas is the co-founder of Gamintraveler and a Spanish traveler who has traveled to more than 100 countries around the world. He is now a full-time digital nomad.

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Great guide! Would love to visit Turkey one day so this post will come in handy :)