9 days in Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Goreme & Istanbul Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 4 nights

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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.
You'll explore and learn at Zelve Open Air Museum and Goreme Open-Air Museum. Get in touch with nature at Red Valley and Goreme National Park. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic natural features at Love Valley, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lucky Horse Ranch, learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas.

To see maps, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme travel route planner.

London, UK to Goreme is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Goreme due to the time zone difference. When traveling from London in March, plan for a bit warmer days in Goreme, with highs around 16°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

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Red Valley ©
Red Valley
Zelve Open Air Museum ©
Zelve Open Air Museum
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get to know the fascinating history of Pierre Loti Tepesi, take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, and wander the streets of Eminonu Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in March, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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