1 day in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

1 day in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Avanos, Cappadocia
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Istanbul

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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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace and then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia.

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Kayseri to Istanbul is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive. Expect warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Kayseri in February, with lows around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Avanos.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites

Avanos, Cappadocia

Situated along the Kızılırmak (Red River), the ancient town of Avanos is famous for its many historical pottery factories.
To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Avanos trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Avanos in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect colder evenings in Avanos when traveling from Istanbul in February, with lows around -1°C. You will leave for home on the 25th (Thu).

Things to do in Avanos

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums · Tours

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.