8 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya Province Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul, Cappadocia & Antalya Province Itinerary

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— 3 nights
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, and take in the views from Galata Koprusu.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour itinerary maker.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from New Delhi in November, plan for much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 17°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to fly to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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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.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Mon): enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, then take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and then look for gifts at Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue): stroll through Goreme National Park.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be cooler in Goreme, with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Tue) to allow time to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Outdoors
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— 2 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Antalya Muzesi, take in the waterfront activity at Old City Marina, and then take a stroll through Kaleici.

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Getting from Goreme to Antalya by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Traveling from Goreme in November, expect Antalya to be somewhat warmer, temps between 25°C and 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
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Cappadocia travel guide

History Museums · Geologic Formations · National Parks
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.

Antalya Province travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.