30 days in Turkey Itinerary

30 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 20 nights
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Istanbul

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves asĀ a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

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Medellin, Colombia to Istanbul is an approximately 18.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Colombia Standard Time (COT) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. In May, Istanbul is little chillier than Medellin - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 20 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 duringĀ Roman times.
Explore Goreme's surroundings by going to Derinkuyu (St.Theodore Church, Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, &more), Karamanoglu Ulu Camii (in Aksaray) and Guzelyurt (Selime Monastery, Ihlara Valley, &more). On the 6th (Sun), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, see Off-Road Tours, Head underground at Uchisar Castle, and explore the striking landscape at Pasabag.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Tours

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Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.