9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder weather when traveling from New Delhi in January: highs in Istanbul hover around 10°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to catch the flight to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Goreme, Cappadocia

— 3 nights
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 10th (Sun), tour the pleasant surroundings at Goreme National Park, head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, and then explore the historical opulence of Uchisar Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: head outdoors with Outdoor Activities, then admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To see ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goreme route planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Goreme by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in January: highs in Goreme hover around 5°C, while lows dip to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.