8 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Popular historic sites such as Sehzade Mehmet Mosque and Historic Areas of Istanbul Walls are in your itinerary. Do some cultural sightseeing at Green Tomb and Rumeli Fortress. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Corlulu Ali Pasa Medresesi, take in panoramic vistas at KIz Kulesi, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Surp Krikor Lusavoric Kilisesi, and look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam.

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If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Must see
Green Tomb
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Historic Walking Area
Pierre Loti Tepesi
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3
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Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): explore the ancient world of Özkonak Underground City, see the interesting displays at Guray Museum, then make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. On the next day, don't miss a visit to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, delve into the distant past at Mazi Yeralti Sehri, then see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, and finally do a tasting at Turasan Sarapcilik.

For photos, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Goreme tour itinerary planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, plan for little chillier nights in Goreme, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Shopping

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