10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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10 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Colombo
Fly:  12​h
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly + taxi:  4​h
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
taxi + Fly:  4​h
3
Istanbul
— 1 night
Fly:  11​h
End: Colombo


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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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Little Hagia Sophia as well as Basilica Cistern. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sultanahmet Square and Gulhane Park. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get the lay of the land with Walking tours, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online road trip planner .

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Colombo in December, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between 7°C and 7°C. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Ortahisar Kalesi as well as Goreme National Park. There's still lots to do: enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, get engrossed in the history at Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme, and stop by Turquoise Rugs & Bags.

To plan Goreme vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Goreme takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, Goreme is slightly colder at night with lows of -3°C. On the 8th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trip

Ortahisar Kalesi
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme

1
night
Istanbul

Istanbul
To see maps, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip builder tool .

Fly from Goreme to Istanbul in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Goreme in December, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping
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