5 days in Cappadocia, Gaziantep & Mardin Itinerary

5 days in Cappadocia, Gaziantep & Mardin Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Gaziantep
— 1 night
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Mardin
— 1 night

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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
When in Goreme, make a side trip to see Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri in Derinkuyu, approximately Derinkuyu away. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, browse the exhibits of Goreme Open-Air Museum, see Off-Road Tours, and explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Goreme day trip planning site.

If you are flying in from Palestinian Territories, the closest major aiport is Kayseri Erkilet Airport. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in June, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can drive to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Off-Road Tours

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Gaziantep

Gaziantep ©
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
On the 4th (Thu), explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, examine the collection at Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi, then examine the collection at Hamam Muzesi, and finally look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi.

For more things to do and more tourist information, go to the Gaziantep online journey planner.

Traveling by car from Goreme to Gaziantep takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In June, Gaziantep is a bit warmer than Goreme - with highs of 38°C and lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mardin.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Hamam Muzesi
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Zeugma Mosaic Museum ©
Zeugma Mosaic Museum
Bakircilar Carsisi ©
Bakircilar Carsisi
Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi ©
Emine Gogus Mutfak Muzesi

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Mardin

Mardin ©
Mardin is a city and multiple bishopric in southeastern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 5th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Deyrulzafaran Monastery and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Mardin Protestan Kilisesi.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Mardin online trip builder.

You can drive from Gaziantep to Mardin in 4.5 hours. When traveling from Gaziantep in June, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Mardin: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Mardin

Historic Sites
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Deyrulzafaran Monastery ©
Deyrulzafaran Monastery
Mardin Protestan Kilisesi ©
Mardin Protestan Kilisesi

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