9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

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9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h
End: Istanbul

5
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For maps, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

If you are flying in from Bosnia and Herzegovina, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In April, daytime highs in Istanbul are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Goreme trip site .

Traveling by combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in April, plan for a bit cooler nights in Goreme, with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Vaftizci Yahya Kilisesi, Balloon Rides
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

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