8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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

2
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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 1st (Sun): head off-road at local off-road trails and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

To find traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Goreme trip itinerary builder website .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Goreme is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in November: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 16°C and lows are around 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki ©
Goreme Tarihi Milli Parki

5
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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Goreme in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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