9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Cairo
Fly + train:  7​h 45​min
Selcuk
— 2 nights
train + Fly + taxi:  6​h
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h 15​min
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
Cairo

1
day
Selcuk

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): stop by La Tulip Art Gallery.

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Cairo, Egypt to Selcuk is an approximately 8-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of car and ferry. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Cairo in May, with highs in Selcuk at 30°C and lows at 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
The Terrace Houses ©
The Terrace Houses

2
days
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 3rd (Sun): wander the wide-open spaces of Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center. On the 4th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags and then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

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You can do a combination of train, flight, and taxi from Selcuk to Goreme in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Selcuk in June, things will get slightly colder in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Mon) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

#Outdoors, #Tours, #Parks

Side Trips

Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center ©
Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

4
days
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in June since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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