8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Amman
+2
Bus + Foot + Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Goreme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Foot + Bus:  7​h 30​min
End: Amman

3
nights
Goreme

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.
Get in touch with nature at Goreme National Park and Off-Road & ATV Trails. Do some cultural sightseeing at Naile Art Gallery and Kocabag Winery. And it doesn't end there: explore the striking landscape of Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki, ride a horse along Lucky Horse Ranch, look for all kinds of wild species at Damsa Baraji, and look for gifts at Alaturca Taner.

To find reviews, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Goreme online tour planner .

Amman, Jordan to Goreme is an approximately 10-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Amman to Goreme is 1 hour. Traveling from Amman in January, things will get a bit cooler in Goreme: highs are around 5°C and lows about -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Wildlife Tours

Side Trips

Uchisar, Damsa Baraji
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki ©
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki

4
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.
Take a break from the city and head to Selale Parkuru and Bentler Tabiat Parki. Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. There's much more to do: get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, wander the streets of Istiklal Street, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in January, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 10°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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