10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  7​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
End: Cairo

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
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.
Goreme is known for nature, museums, historic sites, shopping, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), steep yourself in history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Goreme trip itinerary maker tool .

Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Goreme. While traveling from Cairo, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Goreme, ranging from highs of 24°C to lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uchisar Castle, Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Balloon Rides
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

6
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Istanbul journey planner.

Getting from Goreme to Istanbul by combination of taxi and flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Goreme in October, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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