7 days in Istanbul, Konya & Cappadocia Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul, Konya & Cappadocia Itinerary

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7 days in Istanbul, Konya & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Konya
— 1 night
bus:  3​h 15​min
3
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru

2
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
On the 29th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Bengaluru in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Konya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

1
night
Konya

Konya ©
The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami, take an in-depth tour of Mevlana Muzesi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kapu Camii, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi.

For reviews, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Konya trip itinerary tool .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Konya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Konya hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to take a bus to Urgup.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites Museums
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Mevlana Muzesi ©
Mevlana Muzesi
Aziziye Cami ©
Aziziye Cami
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi ©
Seyh Sadreddin Konevi Turbesi

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

Urgup ©
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Naile Art Gallery- Cappadocia Ebru Art Center, take in the pleasant sights at Gore Harabeleri, then get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, and finally take an in-depth tour of Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

To find other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Urgup trip app .

Getting from Konya to Urgup by bus takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive. In October, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites Tours Outdoors

Side Trips

Goreme, Gore Harabeleri
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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