8 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Cappadocia Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul, Antalya & Cappadocia Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Cappadocia
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, and then admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour website.

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Rustem Pasha Mosque ©
Rustem Pasha Mosque

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Antalya

Antalya ©
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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Aspendos Ruins and Theater and Room Escape Games. Venture out of the city with trips to Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo) and Phaselis (in Tekirova). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Hadrian's Gate, take a stroll through Kaleici, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To see other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Antalya road trip planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 23°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Nature · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips

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Ancient Theater ©
Ancient Theater
Hadrian's Gate
Hadrian's Gate
Perge Ancient City ©
Perge Ancient City

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): enjoy unforgettable views with Royal Balloon, admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi, then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley), and finally explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the fascinating history of Goreme National Park, then Head underground at Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and then explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys.

Plan trip to Goreme with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

You can fly from Antalya to Goreme in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in June, things will get little chillier in Goreme: highs are around 32°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trips

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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings
Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi

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