9 days in Cappadocia & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Cappadocia & Istanbul Itinerary

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Fly to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Drive to Urgup
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Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Urgup, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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 11th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Temenni Tepesi - Wish Hill, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then learn about winemaking at Turasan Sarapcilik, then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle. On your second day here, see Off-Road Tours, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, then take a pleasant ride with a tour on horseback, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ortahisar Abdioglu Camii.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, use the Urgup online vacation maker.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Urgup is an approximately 20-hour combination of flight and car. You can also do a combination of flight and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Islamabad to Urgup due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Islamabad in February, things will get slightly colder in Urgup: highs are around 12°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Urgup

Historic Sites · Tours · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 5 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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel planning tool.

Fly from Urgup to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Urgup in February, expect much warmer with lows of 11°C in Istanbul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.