Cheap flights to Turkey

Cheap Flights to Turkey

There are no other countries quite like Turkey, where centuries of eastern and western influences have intermingled and created a completely unique culture.  In Turkey, travelers can walk down a narrow, cobblestone street where artisans still hone their craft according to traditional methods, and then emerge into a bustling square filled with glowing billboards and major international hotel and restaurant chains.  Now that prices for cheap flights to Turkey are reaching historic lows, it's the perfect time to book your flight to this exotic nation. 

Best Time to Book a Flight to Turkey

Turkey is a large country, and the best time to visit depends on where you plan to go.  Many travelers like to visit Istanbul and the country's coastlines in the summer, as this is the ideal time to relax on the beach and swim in the Mediterranean Sea.  However, interior areas like Ankara can be scorching hot at this time, making spring and early autumn preferable times to visit.  Istanbul and the coast remain pleasant (though not ideal for beach-going) during the winter, while temperatures regularly dip below zero throughout inland winters.  If your travel dates are flexible, try using Skyscanner's entire month search tool to find the best airfares to Turkey throughout any thirty-day period.    

Airports in Turkey

Although most travelers will enter Turkey through Istanbul's Ataturk or Sabhia Gokcen airports, it is also possible to connect through other European cities to arrive in other parts of Turkey, including Ankara, Antalya and Izmir.  With Skyscanner's multi-city search tool you can save time and money by booking a flight into one Turkish city and out of another.  Many airlines link Canada to Turkey, with the most popular being Turkish Airlines, Air Canada and Lufthansa.   

What to See and Do in Turkey

Most travelers begin their holiday in Turkey with several days in Istanbul.  Here, they take in the city's most famous attractions, like the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque and the Galata Bridge. After Istanbul, some travelers head south to the beach towns along the Black Sea and Mediterranean Sea coastlines, while others prefer to head inland to the capital city of Ankara or to Cappadocia for a hot air balloon ride over the region's famous lunar landscape. 

Across the country, travelers to Turkey can expect to find clean, comfortable hotels at every price point.  During the high season, it is advisable to book your accommodation well in advance.  Turkish cuisine relies heavily on local, seasonal ingredients, which are best sampled on a large platter of assorted appetizers (called meze) and washed down with a small glass of Turkish tea (called çay).    

Tips and Advisories for Travel to Turkey

Presently, Canadian citizens must have a valid passport and tourist visa to enter Turkey.  Turkey has introduced an electronic visa process that lets Canadians apply and pay for their visa online, and download their approved visa document before departure. 

Although most of the country is very safe for tourists, the Government of Canada currently recommends that travelers avoid the region along the Syrian border, and the country's southeastern provinces, due to security concerns.

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