7 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Kusadasi Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Kusadasi Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
3
Kusadasi
— 2 nights

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the landmark architecture of Mihrimah Sultan Camii.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, read Istanbul travel route planner.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Islamabad to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Islamabad in September, plan for colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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 4th (Fri), stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours and then steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme attractions planning app.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in September, you will find days in Goreme are a bit warmer (33°C), and nights are little chillier (13°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites
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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Hacivat Shop, then see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of Public Latrine.

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Traveling by flight from Goreme to Kusadasi takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Goreme to Kusadasi due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in September since evenings lows in Kusadasi dip to 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Selcuk
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Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Public Latrine ©
Public Latrine

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