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20 days in turkey - urgent help needed with itinerary

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20 days in turkey - urgent help needed with itinerary

Hi everyone,

I am in need of some serious help. I have been volunteering in Mexico with very limited Internet and resources. Suddenly my trip to turkey is 2 weeks away and I have no real idea of where or how to get to places. I will be independently back packing with buses or transportation.

I start in istanbul on the 10th arriving first thing in the morning. Obviously there are many sites to see here so I wanted to be there until Friday 13th sept. then I will head to Anzac cove - can anyone recommend eceabat over canakkale or vice versa? Also what is the best way to get there.

Then I have 7 days to get my self down to feithye. I have no idea what is a must see along this coast... Also without a guide book, I understand Ephesus is fantastic but touristy and pumukkale is good but a major detour to get to on our way to feithye.

One part I have booked is a night at v-go hostel in feithye prior to a 4n/3d (22nd sept) cruise along the meditaranean coast finishing in olympos on the 25th sept.

I finally have 3 days before I depart from antayla - is this worth checking out for a few days or should I head else where before my flight departs?

I REALLY appreciate any help as I nay have sparse Internet and no English guide books.



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1. Re: 20 days in turkey - urgent help needed with itinerary

Maybe buy a Lonely Planet or Rough Guide in Istanbul. e.g. at Robinson Crusoe - rob389.com/lonely-planet-turkey-travel-guide…

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2. Re: 20 days in turkey - urgent help needed with itinerary

Thanks I will definitely do that. There are no guide books in English in Mexico that I have seen.

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3. Re: 20 days in turkey - urgent help needed with itinerary

Hi. There's very little accommodation in Eceabat. Canakkale is great, and you'll be able to pick up a tour to Anzac Cove (necessary). I suggest Anzac Hotel itself. Trouble is, they'll have to take you back over the Dardanelles, which you may have already crossed to get there. No big deal - 25 mins on the sea with lovely views.

Plenty of buses go from Istanbul Otogar to Canakkale every day (6 hrs?)

From Canakkale, get a bus to Selcuk which is very ANZAC-friendly

Honestly, you can just arrive and wing it.

But, as davidm1 says, pick up an old Rough Guide or lonelyplanet somewhere, but ignore the hotel / restaurant recommendations.


Edited: 28 August 2013, 21:03
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