Ankara, Turkey

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Ankara, the capital city of Turkey, is a vibrant city known for its historical sites, modern architecture, and rich culture. The city is home to the magnificent Ataturk Mausoleum, the ancient Roman Temple of Augustus, and the iconic Haci Bayram Mosque. Ankara also boasts a lively arts scene, with numerous galleries and performance venues, as well as a diverse culinary landscape that ranges from traditional Turkish cuisine to international fare. Let's dive into the itinerary for your 2-day trip to this fascinating city.

What to do in Ankara?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Ankara. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historical Exploration


Start your day with a visit to the Ataturk Mausoleum, a monument dedicated to the founder of the Turkish Republic, Mustafa Kemal Ataturk. Take a guided tour to learn about the history of Turkey and Ataturk's role in shaping the modern nation.


Head to the Roman Temple of Augustus, an ancient temple that dates back to the 2nd century BC. Take a short walk to the nearby Haci Bayram Mosque, one of the most significant mosques in Ankara. Spend some time exploring the surrounding old town area, filled with traditional Turkish houses and narrow winding streets.


Enjoy a traditional Turkish meal at a local restaurant. Try dishes like 'manti' (Turkish dumplings) or 'doner kebab'.

Day 2: Cultural Immersion


Visit the Museum of Anatolian Civilizations, which houses a vast collection of artifacts from the Paleolithic era to the classical period. Head to the nearby Ankara Castle, a medieval fortification that offers panoramic views of the city.


Explore the vibrant Kizilay district, known for its shopping centers, cafes, and restaurants. Visit the Ataturk Forest Farm and Zoo, a large recreational farming area and a zoo located in the city.


End your day with a visit to the Ankara Opera House for a performance. The opera house is known for its diverse program, which includes opera, ballet, and theater performances.

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