11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

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11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Riyadh
Fly:  9​h
1
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 15​min
2
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Riyadh

3
nights
Goreme, Cappadocia

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.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: soar above the sights with a balloon tour, stop by Tribal Collections Nomadic Rugs and Textiles, ride a horse along Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center, and take an in-depth tour of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi.

For more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and taxi. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Riyadh to Goreme. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Riyadh in January; daily highs in Goreme reach 7°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 4th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Alaturca Taner, Cemal Ranch Horse Riding Center
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

7
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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace. There's much more to do: steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

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Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi, flight, and bus; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in January, Istanbul is much hotter at night with lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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