9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
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Kayseri
— 6 nights
Drive
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Ankara
— 1 night
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Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Sat): see Off-Road Tours, get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then do a tasting at Kocabag Winery, and finally explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Goreme itinerary builder.

Kyiv (Kiev), Ukraine to Goreme is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Kyiv (Kiev) in March, you will find days in Goreme are somewhat warmer (16°C), and nights are about the same (1°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Kayseri.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Nature

Side Trip

6
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Kayseri

Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. Get a sense of the local culture at Soganli Valley and Kayseri Lisesi Milli Mucadele Muzesi. Visit Seyyid Burhaneddin Hz. Turbesi and The Citadel for their historical value. Go for a jaunt from Kayseri to Ovaciftlikkoy to see Sultan SazlIgI Bird Sanctuary about 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, see the interesting displays at Karatay Han, tour the pleasant surroundings at Hisarcik Erciyes Teleski, and fly down the slopes at Erciyes Ski Resort.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Kayseri trip planning website.

Getting from Goreme to Kayseri by car takes about 1.5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Goreme in March since evenings lows in Kayseri dip to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks · Museums · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

1
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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, then contemplate the long history of Ankara Castle, and finally get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi and then take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir.

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Getting from Kayseri to Ankara by car takes about 4 hours. When traveling from Kayseri in March, plan for a bit cooler days in Ankara, with highs around 11°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.