5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip maker

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Fly
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 day
Drive
2
Gulsehir
— 1 night
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Istanbul
3
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 1 day
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): see Off-Road Tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Goreme vacation planning app.

Izmir to Goreme is an approximately 3-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Izmir in September, expect nights in Goreme to be about the same, around 13°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Gulsehir.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours

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 27th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Jean and then explore the ancient world of Open Palace.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Gulsehir visit app.

Gulsehir is very close to Goreme. In September, daily temperatures in Gulsehir can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Gulsehir

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planning website.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Gulsehir to Istanbul. When traveling from Gulsehir in September, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
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.

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.