8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Ankara
— 1 day
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights

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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Musa Camii.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara road trip planning app.

Baghdad, Iraq to Ankara is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. When traveling from Baghdad in February, plan for much colder days and slightly colder nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 5°C by day to 4°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a bus to Goreme.

Things to do in Ankara

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History Museum
Anitkabir
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Religious Site
Haci Musa Camii
4.7

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Thu): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: trot along with a tour on horseback, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then see Off-Road Tours, and finally look for gifts at Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To find photos, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Goreme online trip builder.

Traveling by bus from Ankara to Goreme takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in February: highs in Goreme hover around 12°C, while lows dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Feb 10 — 12:
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Must see
Off-Road Tours
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Balloon Ride
Balloon Rides
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World heritage site
Goreme National Park
4.8

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, and see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in February since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Feb 12 — 17:
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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