16 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

16 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 14 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 14 nights
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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Mazi Yeralti Sehri (in Urgup), Derinkuyu (HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more) and Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery, Ihlara Valley, &more). On the 8th (Sat), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and head outdoors with Outdoor Activities.

For other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, read Goreme travel route planning site.

New York City, USA to Goreme is an approximately 18-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 8 hours. Traveling from New York City in December, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 42°F and lows about 26°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Tours

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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.