3 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

3 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Avanos, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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.
On the 2nd (Mon), get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

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Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for colder nights in Goreme, with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to drive to Avanos.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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Avanos, Cappadocia

— 1 night
Situated along the Kızılırmak (Red River), the ancient town of Avanos is famous for its many historical pottery factories.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Peri Bacalari. On the 4th (Wed), make a trip to Bezirhane Pottery, then explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari, then soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and finally get engrossed in the history at Zelve Open Air Museum.

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Avanos is just a stone's throw from Goreme. In November in Avanos, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 0°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Avanos

Tours · Outdoors · Parks · Nature

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Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.