Flights to Turkey

Cheap flights to Turkey

Turkey sits at the very edge of Asia, right before Europe’s Bulgaria. It’s capital, Istanbul, is the only city in the world that is located in two continents. You’ll find that cheap flights to Turkey are commonly routed to the capital itself, which houses two of its busiest airports: Sabiha Gokcen Airport and the newly constructed Istanbul Airport.

Once fully completed, Istanbul Airport will house the largest airport terminal building under one roof. It was built to decongest Istanbul Atatürk Airport, Turkey’s former busiest airport. The new structure sports lavish interiors that are sure to give tourists an unforgettable first impression of Turkey. You can also kickstart your Turkey trip in multicultural Izmir and Ankara, famous for its many museums and parks.

Why plan a trip to Turkey

If you’re in the mood for some historical sites, lively beaches, and strong coffee, look no further than Turkey. Boasting rich history and heritage, Turkey has no shortage of things to do – even on a budget.

Istanbul used to be Constantinople, the capital of the Roman and Byzantine Empires. One remnant of this bygone era is the Hagia Sophia, the largest construction in the entire world at one point. Initially a Greek Orthodox Christian Cathedral, it was converted into a mosque by the Ottoman Empire. As a result, the structure is not only one of the largest mosques in the world, but it is also one of the most popular.

Turkey is also a perfect summer getaway. With its warm climate and great selection of beaches and resorts, the country could possibly be all you could ask for a summer paradise. Dalaman alone is a good place to start with an assortment of nearby beaches to choose from.

Feeling a little more adventurous? How about a higher view then? Cappadocia’s signature hot air balloon rides should be at the top of your list when staying in the region. And, it doesn’t stop there – cave houses, horse rides, and markets fill out your itinerary in Cappadocia. One look at the place and you’ll surely find yourself searching for cheap flight tickets to Turkey.

Finally, you should not miss out on the chance to try authentic Turkish coffee and cuisine. The method of making coffee in a cezve, which is an exclusive tradition in Turkey, will make any coffee lover swoon. The culinary scene is a must-try and could even be one of the highlights to your Turkey trip.

Best time to visit Turkey

Turkey is a naturally warm country all over. This makes it an ideal destination if you want to maximise the summer heat, which takes place from June to August. Turkish winters (December to March), on the other hand, often have snowfall. Spring (April to May) and autumn (September to mid-November) are also good times to book cheap flights to Turkey as they will allow you to experience most activities without the hassle of the weather being too hot or too rainy.

Activities such as riding hot air balloons in Cappadocia are a no-go during rainy days. Avoid planning a trip to Turkey from October to February if that’s what you’re after. Summer, while ideal for that extra heat should you wish for it, may prove to be a bit challenging given that you’re likely to bump into more tourists and locals enjoying the warmth. This is also the time when prices and fares are higher – something you might want to note if you prefer to book cheap flights to Turkey.

Turkey travel budget

The currency used in Turkey is the Turkish Lira (TRY). TRY1 is equal to RM0.72, as of 31 May 2019. Inexpensive local meals can go from TRY15 to TRY30 (RM11 to RM21). Places to stay in Turkey can go for as low as TRY46 (RM33) but it’s best to look online for hotels in Turkey to know all your options. Ideally, you should prepare at least TRY1,000 (RM715) for your Turkey trip, inclusive of accommodations but not including Turkey flights. Prepare to spend more, of course, if you want to treat yourself to a beach getaway or a hot air balloon ride.

Turkey visa information for Malaysians

Hooray! Malaysians need not secure a Turkish Visa to visit this beautiful country. For social visits lasting 90 days or less, Malaysian passport holders can enter Turkey visa-free. Just make sure your visa will remain valid for six months or more, and you can board those Turkey flights without a worry.

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Information is accurate as of 31 May 2019.

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