11 days in Adana, Mersin & Cappadocia Itinerary

11 days in Adana, Mersin & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Adana
— 1 night
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Mersin
— 2 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 4 nights
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Adana
— 2 nights
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Adana

Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. To see other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Adana trip planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Adana is an approximately 12-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Adana. In December, Adana is slightly colder than Beirut - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Mersin.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

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Mersin

Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. To see other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Mersin day trip planning tool.

Drive from Adana to Mersin in 1.5 hours. In December, daytime highs in Mersin are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 6°C. On the 28th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Mersin

Shopping · Museums · Historic Sites

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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.
Zelve Open Air Museum and Özkonak Underground City will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Cappadocia Art & History Museum and Kaymakli. Change things up with a short trip to Mazi Yeralti Sehri in Urgup (about 40 minutes away). There's lots more to do: indulge in some personalized pampering at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka, take in the dramatic natural features at Zemi Valley, admire the masterpieces at Guray Museum, and admire the verdant scenery at Soganli Valley.

To see reviews, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Goreme online visit planner.

Traveling by car from Mersin to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. While traveling from Mersin, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 6°C to lows of -3°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) so you can travel to Adana.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

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Adana

Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yag Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kemeralti Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, then see the interesting displays at Adana Sinema Muzesi, and finally browse the different shops at Adana Optimum Alisveris Ve Eglence Merkezi. Here are some ideas for day two: walk around Ataturk ParkI, explore the stunning scenery at Kapikaya Canyon, and then snap pictures at Catalan (Bati) Koprusu.

To find maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Adana vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Adana takes 3.5 hours. In January, Adana is somewhat warmer than Goreme - with highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Adana

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Nature

Side Trip

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.