7 days in Turkey Itinerary

7 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul
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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 2 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 during Roman times.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Fri): explore the striking landscape at Pasabag, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park, and then enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat): explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, take in the dramatic natural features at Fairy Chimneys, and then see Off-Road Tours.

To see ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Goreme trip itinerary planning app.

Muscat, Oman to Goreme is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Muscat, expect little chillier days and much colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 37°C to lows of 18°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

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Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning app.

You can fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in July, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are a bit warmer (23°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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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.