9 days in Istanbul, Bodrum City & Cappadocia Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul, Bodrum City & Cappadocia Itinerary

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9 days in Istanbul, Bodrum City & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Bhopal
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Bodrum City
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  19​h
End: Bhopal

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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour builder tool .

Bhopal, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Traveling from Bhopal to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bhopal, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Bodrum City

Bodrum City ©
More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii, then look for gifts at Gallery Mustafa, and then get engrossed in the history at Castle of St. Peter.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Bodrum City tour itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and shuttle from Istanbul to Bodrum City takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bodrum City, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii ©
Kizilhisarli Mustafa Pasa Camii
Gallery Mustafa ©
Gallery Mustafa

3
nights
Urgup, Cappadocia

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 26th (Thu): see Off-Road Tours and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, steep yourself in history at Goreme National Park, then make a trip to Karanlik Kilise, and finally get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme.

For reviews, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Urgup vacation planner .

Traveling by combination of bus and flight from Bodrum City to Urgup takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Prepare for colder weather when traveling from Bodrum City in December: high temperatures in Urgup hover around 6°C and lows are around -3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Tours Outdoors Historic Sites

Side Trip

Goreme
Highlights from your plan
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

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