11 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul
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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.
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Toronto, Canada to Istanbul is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Toronto to Istanbul is 8 hours. When traveling from Toronto in November, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are warmer with lows around 17°C. You'll set off for Goreme on the 14th (Sat).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Nightlife · Shopping · Historic Sites

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 night
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.
On the 15th (Sun), soar above the sights with Royal Balloon, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then contemplate the long history of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for much colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in November since evenings lows in Goreme dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

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Istanbul

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Get outdoors at Bosphorus Strait and Deepist Diving & Travel. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Buyukada Tabiat Parki in Buyukada--about 2 hours away. Enjoy Istanbul some more: wander the streets of Taksim Square, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, relax and rejuvenate at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

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Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect much hotter evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in November, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

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.