13 days in Turkey Itinerary

13 days in Turkey Itinerary

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13 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Abu Dhabi
Fly:  10 h
1
Goreme
— 4 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Fly:  7 h 30 min
End: Abu Dhabi

4
nights
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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Goreme National Park and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. Get some historical perspective at Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri and Gore Harabeleri. There's much more to do: identify plant and animal life at Wildlife Areas, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, explore by horseback at Lucky Horse Ranch, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki.

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme online itinerary builder .

Abu Dhabi, United Arab Emirates to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Abu Dhabi in March: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Urgup, Uchisar, Gore Harabeleri, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Off-Road & ATV Trails
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gore Harabeleri ©
Gore Harabeleri

8
nights
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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultanahmet District. Your inner history buff will appreciate Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern. And it doesn't end there: identify plant and animal life at Selale Parkuru, take a stroll through Ortakoy, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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