10 days in Cappadocia & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Cappadocia & Istanbul Itinerary

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10 days in Cappadocia & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  7​h
1
Goreme
— 3 nights
Taxi + Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Manama

3
nights
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.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Off-Road Tours and Cappadocia Cave Dwellings. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Goreme: Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri (in Derinkuyu) and Ihlara Valley (in Guzelyurt). There's much more to do: explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, explore the fascinating underground world of Uchisar Castle, don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, and admire the verdant scenery at Gulludere Vadisi.

For ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Goreme visit planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Goreme is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Manama in April: high temperatures in Goreme hover around 22°C and lows are around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Urgup, Derinkuyu, Uchisar, Ihlara Valley
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Off-Road Tours
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Walking tours and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Explore Istanbul's surroundings by going to Aya Yorgi Church (in Buyukada) and Bursa (Yesil Camii, Green Tomb, & more). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip maker .

You can do a combination of taxi and flight from Goreme to Istanbul in 3 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours

Side Trips

Bursa, Aya Yorgi Church
Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 5:
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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