5 days in Cappadocia & Nevsehir Province Itinerary

5 days in Cappadocia & Nevsehir Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive
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Gulsehir
— 1 night
Drive
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the striking landscape of Goreme National Park, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Goreme driving holiday planner.

Istanbul to Goreme is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of train and bus. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and slightly colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 33°C by day to 13°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Gulsehir.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trip

Gulsehir

— 1 night
Gülşehir, formerly Arapsun, ancient Zoropassos, is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, in the vicinity of the Fairy Chimney valley of Göreme. On the 4th (Fri), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Jean and then explore the ancient world of Open Palace.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Gulsehir attractions website.

Gulsehir is just a short distance from Goreme. In September in Gulsehir, expect temperatures between 33°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Gulsehir

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Urgup, Cappadocia

— 1 night
A comfortable base for exploring the historical region of Cappadocia in the central part of the country, Urgup remains best known for its striking architecture of stone-cut buildings.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): look for gifts at Antikite Ottoman, don't miss a visit to Pasabag, and then soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To see maps, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read our Urgup day trip planning website.

Getting from Gulsehir to Urgup by car takes about an hour. September in Urgup sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors · Tours · Parks · Nature

Cappadocia travel guide

4.6
History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
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.

Nevsehir Province travel guide

3.5
Caves · History Museums · Valleys
When one thinks of Nevşehir Province, the first thing that comes to mind is the World Heritage Sites of Göreme National Park and Cappadocia's rock houses. Tourists often discover the "fairy chimneys" of Göreme from overhead, floating gently over the fascinating rock formations by hot air balloon ride. The monasteries, caravanserais, rock-hewn churches, and open-air museums make tourism the province's most lucrative trade. Spectacular hiking around fortresses, valleys, and underground cities awaits you in this historically rich region.