9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

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9 days in Istanbul & Goreme Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + taxi:  2​h 45​min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
End: Istanbul

5
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Istiklal Street. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultanahmet District and Eyup Sultan Mosque. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Ortakoy, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mihrimah Sultan Camii, and enjoy the sand and surf at Aqua Beach.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul itinerary planner .

In September, daytime highs in Istanbul are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 26°C. On the 2nd (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
You've now added Balloon Rides to your itinerary. Goreme National Park and Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: look for gifts at Sultans Ceramic, soak in style at Turkish baths, and learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery.

For photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Goreme sightseeing planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Goreme in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days and much colder nights in Goreme: temperatures range from 24°C by day to 6°C at night. You'll set off for home on the 5th (Sat).

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Tours Parks

Side Trips

Kocabag Winery, Sultans Ceramic
Highlights from your plan
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley) ©
Sultans Ceramic ©
Sultans Ceramic

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