5 Days trip in Turkey

Budget: 800 USD - 3000 USD Shopping Food exploration City sightseeing
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Turkey is a transcontinental country with a rich history, diverse geography, and vibrant culture. It offers a mix of ancient ruins, stunning landscapes, and bustling modern cities. From the bustling streets of Istanbul to the surreal landscapes of Cappadocia, Turkey has something to offer every traveler.

General Infomation

Exchange Rate of 1 USD to TRY
TRY 28.69
Best Way to Get Around

Day 1

  1. Grand Bazaar

    180 minutes

    Explore the world's biggest covered market with over 4,000 shops selling various items such as antiques, jewelry, rugs, ceramics, spices, and more. Don't forget to bargain!

  2. Galata Bridge

    60 minutes

    Walk across the iconic bridge that spans the Golden Horn, connecting the Old City with the modern parts of Istanbul. Enjoy the view of the skyline, fishing boats, and seagulls.

  3. Karaköy Gümrük Han

    120 minutes

    Discover the renovated historic building that houses a variety of restaurants, cafes, and bars serving local and international cuisine. Try the traditional meze dishes and seafood with raki or wine.

Day 2

  1. Hagia Sophia

    120 minutes

    Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site that was once a church, then a mosque, and now a museum. Admire the impressive dome, the Byzantine mosaics, and the Islamic calligraphy. Buy an audio guide for a detailed explanation.

  2. Spice Bazaar

    90 minutes

    Stroll through the colorful and aromatic market that offers a variety of herbs, teas, nuts, sweets, and spices such as saffron, cinnamon, and sumac. Taste the Turkish delight and buy some as souvenirs.

  3. Taksim Square

    180 minutes

    Join the locals and tourists in the busy square that has numerous shops, restaurants, and cafes. Try the famous street food such as simit, roasted chestnuts, and corn. Enjoy the live music and performances.

Day 3

  1. Dolmabahçe Palace

    120 minutes

    Enter the opulent palace that was the residence of the Ottoman sultans and the republican presidents. Admire the European-style interior decor, furniture, and chandeliers. Buy a guided tour for a better understanding.

  2. Beyoğlu

    120 minutes

    Explore the trendy and lively neighborhood that has many boutiques, vintage shops, bookstores, and art galleries. Buy local designer clothes, accessories, and souvenirs. Take a break at one of the cafes or pubs.

  3. Kadıköy

    150 minutes

    Cross the Bosporus by ferry to the Asian side and reach the cosmopolitan district that has a street food market, seafood restaurants, and cafes with live music. Try the Turkish pizza, grilled fish, and baklava. Enjoy the sea view.

Day 4

  1. Topkapi Palace

    150 minutes

    Enter the historic complex that served as the residence and administrative center of the Ottoman sultans. See the luxurious rooms, courtyards, and gardens, as well as the museum exhibits of the imperial collections. Buy a Harem ticket if interested.

  2. Ortaköy

    90 minutes

    Enjoy the seaside and the view of the Bosphorus Bridge from the charming neighborhood that has a mosque, a pier, and a square. Taste the local delicacies such as kumpir (stuffed baked potato), waffle with various toppings, and Turkish tea.

  3. Karaköy

    180 minutes

    Dine at one of the fancy restaurants that serve Turkish cuisine with a modern twist, such as lamb shank, eggplant kebab, and pistachio dessert. Sip on the signature cocktails and enjoy the view of the Golden Horn.

Day 5

  1. Blue Mosque

    90 minutes

    Admire the beauty and elegance of the historic mosque that has six minarets, a blue interior, and a huge courtyard. Respect the prayer times and dress modestly. Use the free scarf and bag provided at the entrance.

  2. Üsküdar

    90 minutes

    Cross the Bosporus by ferry to the Asian side and reach the local and authentic district that has a bazaar, a mosque, and a park. Taste the traditional Turkish breakfast with various kinds of cheese, olives, bread, and tea. Visit the historic cemetery of the Ottoman soldiers.

  3. İstiklal Avenue

    120 minutes

    Wander along the pedestrian street that stretches from Taksim Square to Galatasaray Square and offers a variety of shops, cafes, cinemas, and street performers. Buy souvenirs, clothes, or books, and try the street food or the desserts.

Estimated Cost (USD)


Budget Hostel
15-25 USD per night
Mid-range Hotel
60-100 USD per night
Luxury Hotel
150-300 USD per night


Public Bus/Metro
1-2 USD per ride
10-20 USD per ride
Private Car Hire
60-120 USD per day


Street Food
1-5 USD per meal
Mid-range Restaurants
10-20 USD per meal
Fine Dining
50-100 USD per meal


Hagia Sophia Museum Entrance Fee
16 USD
Bosphorus Cruise
25-50 USD
Turkish Bath Experience
30-70 USD

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