Turkey, a combination of both the modern European allure and the classic Muslim culture, has been at the top of many traveler's lists in the past decade. Whether visitors are interested in visiting and discovering popular sites, museums, and landmarks in Istanbul's capital or are looking to explore exotic natural wonders and experience golden sunsets on Turkey's coastal islands, or lounge at Bodrum sandy beaches, Turkey is the ideal destination for that. It is a mix of the attractive modern-day and the charm of the old school history. With so many options, including stunning and unique destinations in Turkey, people have a limited amount of time to choose the best places to visit. Here are ten amazing Turkish destinations that must be on one's Itinerary in 2022.

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10 Cappadocia

Cappadocia is a stunning region in central Turkey and one of the most popular destinations in Turkey.

Visited all year long by tourists, Cappadocia is mostly famous for its hot air balloon rides. People visit this city all year long, for a memorable experience, including flying over the valleys in fire-driven balloons and watching the most photogenic landscapes. The village of Goreme is worth visiting as it holds Byzantine mystical churches and many good accommodations. For hike lovers, the Red and Rose Valley are also popular among tourists.

9 Blue Lagoon, Oludeniz

The Blue Lagoon is a stunning popular site on the Southern coast of Turkey. People visit the exotic Lagoon and experience a calm and serene atmosphere with breathtaking coastal views. Visitors enjoy the warm weather, lounge on the white sands, swim in the turquoise waters, snorkel, and rent a paddle boat to discover the water species. After a long day by the beach, travelers end up at some of the most tranquil hotels in Oludeniz.

8 Butterfly Valley

This stunning valley is a hidden gem situated in the Fethiye district, sitting between cascading waterfalls and steep mountains and holding more than 100 different species of butterflies. Travelers visit the pretty resorts and beaches of Fethiye that line the valley and feature amazing white sands contrasting with clear turquoise waters. Travelers enjoy dipping in the azure water, reading under a beachside umbrella, and drinking at night at some fantastic hotels.

7 Ayvalik

Located opposite Lesvos greek island, on Turkey's north coast, Ayvalik magical town is a famous tourist destination and a perfect place for people looking for sea sun and seafood. Home to old churches that converted to mosques, hills, bays, peninsulas formed by natural structures, and beautiful boutique hotels. Visitors relax and unwind in Ayvalik's old town and experience fine dining, including local dishes. Some also go island hopping to discover another area.

6 Istanbul

Joining both Asia and Europe, Istanbul city has a lot to offer for travelers wishing to discover famous architectural wonders and sites, like Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, in addition to a beautiful display of Islamic art shown at the Topkapi Palace, the Süleymaniye Mosque or the Dolmabahçe Palace. People go on long walks across the Hippodrome and take time to visit the Archeology Museum, which displays beautiful artifacts, before going back to enjoy their night at the most luxurious hotels in Istanbul.

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5 Bodrum

Known for its sunny coasts, Bodrum is the ideal destination for the beach traveler. Housing yachts, clear Aegean waters, and stunning attractions, Bodrum will sweep people off their feet with its beauty and charm. When in Bodrum, travelers visit the famous Castle Of St. Peter, which once protected and defended the city. Travelers also opt for the Gulet cruises riding them through the vast waters and snaking through green spaces and valleys. Visitors can also stay at luxurious hotels close to Bodrum beach and Bodrum castle.

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4 Alanya

Alanya is a beach paradise worth being on any Turkey traveler's bucket list. Visitors come from around the globe to chill on the golden sands, swim in the turquoise sea, watch stunning scenery, and walk along the coastline. Travelers visit Alanya's fantastic beaches, such as Cleopatra Beach, where the Egyptian queen swam, which is lined with many beautiful hotels. Visitors also explore Alanya Castle, which turned into an open-air museum.

3 Pamykkale

The Pamukkale pool is an amazing hot spring famous for its white calcite cliff and is located between the museum and the Temple of Apollo. The travertine pools were formed after earthquakes pushed the thermal waters to the surface and sent them flowing down the hills in white limestones. People enjoy soaking up in the white pools where the healthy water remains at 36 degrees Celsius throughout the year. It is also worth visiting the city ruins of Hierapolis parallel to the travertine, situated between a necropolis and a Byzantine church. After a long day at this traditional site, people enjoy their nights at some decent accommodations in Pamukkale.

2 Fethiye

Fethiye is one of the best places worth visiting in Turkey and is very popular among tourists. Along the Turkish coast, people enjoy the pretty beaches, soft white sands, stunning bays, and amazing sunsets at Calis Beach. People also enjoy many attractions in the harbor-front town, including shopping At The Fethiye Market, walking Around its Old Town, or hiking the Lycian Way Trail To Kayaköy. It is also recommended to stay at beautiful accommodations next to Fethiye Marina

1 Koprulu Canyon

Located high in the mountains and famous for its exotic nature and various activities, including hiking trails and kayaking, Koprulu Canyon features breathtaking views, amazing accommodations, and scenic Mediterranean beauty, along with exciting adventures like zip lining, snorkeling, rafting, or camping. The surrounding area is also full of green spaces, cedars, black and red pine trees overlooking the sea, and natural, historical, and cultural richness at the National Park.