Turkey TripKit™ Itineraries

Last Updated on January 20, 2023

TripKit™ is a suggested itinerary, your own self-guided tour that you book and organize yourself, with or without the help of a recommended Turkish travel agency. (And there are always good value-for-money guided tours if you prefer.)

No single itinerary can satisfy all travelers, but with these TripKits you can modify each day's adventures as you like.

Before you start your planning, please read about the Top 10 Turkish Travel Mistakes.


Istanbul in One Day

You have a long layover at an Istanbul airport and you'd like to use your time well. Here's how.

Istanbul Weekend

Whether you have 2, 3 or 4 days, here's how to make the most of them in Istanbul and vicinity. More...

Excursions from Istanbul

Using Istanbul as your base, you can visit nearby cities and beaches—even as far away as Ephesus—without having to unpack and re-pack your suitcase. More...

1 to 5 Days in Turkey

Istanbul can be the centerpiece of a short trip to Turkey, perhaps with a quick trip to another Turkish destination. Here are some possibilities. More...

Turkey's Top Sights

6 to 10 Days

In something like a week you can visit the three top destinations in Turkey...if you plan it just right. More...

11 to 15 Days

This may be the optimal plan for a first trip to Turkey, a comfortable amount of time to explore the most interesting places without feeling rushed, and even have a few days' relaxation. More...

Turkey — The Grand Tour

16 to 23 Days

With nearly 3 weeks to travel, you can really enjoy this rich destination, get to know the culture and the people, and even get off the beaten track. More...

24 to 30+ Days

Here are suggestions for the fortunate travelers who can spend nearly a month on the road: you can visit all of Turkey's varied regions and enjoy every one. More...

Private Guides

If you want on-the-spot guidance, whether for a day, a city or your entire trip, here's why, where, when and how to hire a private guide, and my list of recommended licensed private guides.

—by Tom Brosnahan

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