My husband and I will be leaving from Montreal to Istanbul at the beginning of September for a 3 weeks stay in Turkey. It will be our first trip to Turkey. We plan to stay in Istanbul for the first few days and we intend to discover this city by ourselves, with the help of all the information we gathered on Trip Advisor. After Istanbul, we want to visit the following regions/cities: Cappadocia, Konya, Antalya, Olympus, Myra, Fethiye, Pamukkale, Ephemus, Pergamon, Troy, Canakkale.
We could buy one of the many tours offered but... none offers all we want to see. And we can't affort a private tour for just the two of us.
We are presently contemplating the possibility of organizing our own tour and visiting the country on our own.
My question is: Considering that we speak only french and english but no turkish (except for the few words/sentences we will learn in the next few weeks) and considering that it would be our first trip in Turkey, is it risky (not in terms of "danger" but in terms of " underestimating the difficulties") to visit Turkey on our own?