13 days in Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

13 days in Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary maker

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 10 nights

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Özkonak Underground City, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, see the interesting displays at Cappadocia Art & History Museum, look for gifts at Sultan Carpet, then look for gifts at Cappadocia Dowry Carpet, and finally learn and have fun at Naile Art Gallery. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Wed): stop by Sultans Seramik, then admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, then look for gifts at Guray Seramik, and finally admire the striking features of Ortahisar Kalesi.

Plan my day in Goreme using traveler tips and tourist information provided by Inspirock.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit cooler days in Goreme, with highs around 5°C, while nights are much colder with lows around -4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites · Fun & Games

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Istanbul

— 10 nights

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes 44A Sanat Galerisi, Ataturk Museum, Hagia Sophia, and other attractions you added. Head to Mısır Çarşısı and Istanbul Sapphirefor plenty of shopping. Popular historic sites such as Rustem Pasha Mosque and Little Hagia Sophia are in your itinerary. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in January, expect nights in Istanbul to be much hotter, around 10°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Historic Sites · Tours · Museums
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