9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Tbilisi
Fly + taxi:  8​h
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
taxi + Fly:  3​h 45​min
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
Tbilisi

4
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.
For shopping fun, head to Alaturca Carpet or Guray Seramik. There's much more to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Gallery Cappadocia, stroll through Goreme National Park, and explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings.

For reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip planner.

Tbilisi, Georgia to Goreme is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Georgia Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. In February, daytime highs in Goreme are 12°C, while nighttime lows are -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Shopping Historic Sites Parks

Side Trips

Uchisar, Avanos, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Accommodations
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Sultans Ceramic ©
Sultans Ceramic
Guray Seramik ©
Guray Seramik
Boutique Carpets ©
Boutique Carpets

5
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.
Do your shopping at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) and Kanyon Shopping Center. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find maps, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) ©
Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi)
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Mısır Çarşısı

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