12 days in Barcelona, Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

12 days in Barcelona, Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

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12 days in Barcelona, Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

Start: Barcelona, Spain
1
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
End: Goreme, Turkey

3
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Placa Reial, Magic Fountain (Font Magica), Parc Guell, and other attractions you added. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Barri Gòtic and Barcelona Cathedral. There's lots more to do: savor the flavors at La Boqueria, enjoy the sand and surf at Barceloneta Beach, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar.

To find traveler tips, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona trip planner.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Barcelona International Airport, Girona Airport and Reus Air Base. July in Barcelona sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks Beaches
Highlights from your plan
La Boqueria ©
La Boqueria
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

7
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Visit Dalia Beach and Aqua Beach for some beach relaxation. Get some cultural insight at Basilica Cistern and Suleymaniye Cami . The adventure continues: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Istanbul vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

If you are flying in from Colombia, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Beaches Parks
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Goreme, Turkey

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.
On the 16th (Tue), walk around Goreme National Park.

To see photos, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Goreme trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, expect little chillier with lows of 18°C in Goreme. You will have some time to spend on the 17th (Wed) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Sultan Carpet ©
Sultan Carpet

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