Upcoming Turkey trip

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Adeline35
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Upcoming Turkey trip

Post by Adeline35 » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:01 pm

Will be in Turkey end of May till June 22. Rough itinerary: 5 days in Istanbul then fly to Izmir. Rent car for Selcuk/Ephesus/Pamukkale(4-5 days), then drive to Turquoise Coast for 7 days, turn in car either Dalaman or Antalya, fly to Cappadocia for 3 nights then fly back to Istanbul. Considering current travel warnings, do we need to make hotel and in country plane reservations now? Should we take 3 night blue cruise and from where? Any other recommendations/cautions?


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Re: Upcoming Turkey trip

Post by turkeytom » Wed Apr 06, 2016 10:35 pm

Just back from Turkey. Unless something changes, hotels have plenty of rooms, and you may be able to bargain for price when you get there, so I don't think you need hotel reservations, but you should at least do research on the places you'd like to stay.

As for flights, low promotional airfares are offered well before the flight, and may be withdrawn or their quota filled as the flight date nears, so you may want to make your domestic flight reservations. Some of the fares are so low that you could probably just abandon them if your plans changed. Here's more:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/tran ... pared.html

But here's a better itinerary: upon arrival, don't stop in Istanbul, fly straight through Istanbul to Cappadocia. Then fly to İzmir:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/C ... _capp.html

Rent a car t the airport and drive to Selçuk/Ephesus:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/go/A ... drive.html

Then drive to Bodrum and the western Med coast to Antalya, up to Pamukkale and back to İzmir.

If you return the car to the point of rental you won't have to pay the return fee:

http://www.turkeytravelplanner.com/tran ... index.html

Then fly to Istanbul and you'll be there when the time comes to fly home.

Tom Brosnahan

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Re: Upcoming Turkey trip

Post by Adeline35 » Sat Apr 09, 2016 6:54 pm

Thanks for response. We're going to Istanbul 1st cause my son lives there and he will accompany us to Ephesus. Looking for recommendations for towns/places to stay along turquoise coast that are not overcrowded and have access for good combination interesting day sails/ruins/relaxation.Considering Datca penisula, Dalyan, Fethiye, Kas, Patara..does anyone have favorites? Is a 3 night blue cruise worth doing?


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