10 days in Uludag National Park, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

10 days in Uludag National Park, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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10 days in Uludag National Park, Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly + Drive:  17​h 15​min
1
Uludag National Park
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
2
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2​h 45​min
3
Goreme
— 5 nights
Fly:  17​h 15​min
End: Kuala Lumpur

1
night
Uludag National Park

Uludag National Park
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): stroll through Kardanadam and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Uludag Ski Resort.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Uludag National Park trip planner .

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Uludag National Park is an approximately 17.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 5 hours traveling from Kuala Lumpur to Uludag National Park. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in December; daily highs in Uludag National Park reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

3
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.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Anatolian Carpet Shop. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Fatih Mosque and Complex and Eyüp Sultan Mosque. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul route tool .

Traveling by car from Uludag National Park to Istanbul takes 3 hours. When traveling from Uludag National Park in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

5
nights
Goreme

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.
Reliable Travel has been added to your itinerary. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Uchisar Castle and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). For shopping fun, head to Alaturca Taner or Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Kayseri (Mount Erciyes & Almer Shopping Center). There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Zelve Open Air Museum, explore the ancient world of Kaymakli, appreciate the views at Red Valley, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Goreme online attractions planner .

You can do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in December, with lows around -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar, Nevsehir, Kayseri
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Reliable Travel ©
Reliable Travel
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle

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