8 days in New Delhi & Turkey Itinerary

8 days in New Delhi & Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in New Delhi & Turkey Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
1
New Delhi, India
— 1 night
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
3
Goreme, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 30​min
End: New Delhi, India

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night
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): enjoy breathtaking views from Qutub Minar, admire the natural beauty at Humayun's Tomb, and then make a trip to Red Fort (Lal Quila). On your second day here, examine the collection at Gandhi Smriti, then let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, and then steep yourself in history at India Gate.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our New Delhi trip itinerary maker site .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in March, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in New Delhi

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb
Qutub Minar ©
Qutub Minar

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planner.

You can fly from New Delhi to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Goreme, Turkey

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 duringĀ Roman times.
On the 9th (Sat), enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and finally view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip site .

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and taxi; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Goreme is a bit cooler at night with lows of 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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