7 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul & Cappadocia Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Urgup, Cappadocia
— 2 nights

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 Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, and stop by Ortakoy.

For where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. In March, daytime highs in Istanbul are °C, while nighttime lows are °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Urgup.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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.
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, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, thenlearn 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, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Gore Harabeleri, and then get engrossed in the history at Goreme Open-Air Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Urgup trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Urgup in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Urgup, with lows of °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
Goreme Open-Air Museum ©
Goreme Open-Air Museum

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