things to do in cappadocia
The Rose Valley from high up.

This historical land has had its fair share of empires – the Romans, Byzantines, and Ottomans. From famous monuments in Istanbul to the ancient city of Ephesus, Turkey is a treasure trove for anyone who loves history and architecture. Add the other-worldly destination of Cappadocia and Mediterranean beaches, you have a country waiting to be explored!

We spent 10 days in Turkey with our daughter. I had been to Turkey earlier, but just to Istanbul. There are too many places in this richly historical land to fit in 10 days. For our Turkey itinerary – we explored the historic sights in Istanbul at a leisurely pace, experienced the unusual landscape in Cappadocia and got transported back to the Roman era in Ephesus.

Then, there is the beautiful coastline dotted with lovely towns.

Places to visit in Turkey: The classic ‘Cultural Triangle’ Itinerary

Istanbul Itinerary: Best places to visit in the city that straddles East and West

Take this Istanbul walking food tour to enjoy the best of Turkish street food

Turkey beach holidays: Sea, sand and ancient ruins at this Mediterranean paradise

What to do in Cappadocia: An other-worldly destination

Hot air balloon ride in Cappadocia: A Photo Essay

Visiting the ancient city of Ephesus: Attractions & Travel tips