7 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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7 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + Taxi:  2 h 45 min
2
Urgup
— 2 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2 h 45 min
End: Istanbul

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.
Get some cultural insight at Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the exhibits of Rumeli Fortress, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing tool.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. In March, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) so you can travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Urgup

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.
Balloon Rides has been added to your itinerary. Start off your visit on the 17th (Tue): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get outside with Outdoor Activities, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, then learn about winemaking at Kocabag Winery, and finally stop by Antikite Ottoman. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Keslik Monastery, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri, and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Urgup trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of flight and taxi from Istanbul to Urgup in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Urgup, with lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Urgup

Outdoors Tours Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goreme, Kocabag Winery, Gore Harabeleri
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Gore Harabeleri ©
Gore Harabeleri

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