8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Auckland
Fly:  27 h
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  2 h 45 min
2
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 3 nights
Fly:  31 h
End: Auckland

2
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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Hagia Sophia Museum and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the striking features of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, make a trip to Sultanahmet Square, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul vacation planner.

Auckland, New Zealand to Istanbul is an approximately 28-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Auckland to Istanbul is minus 9 hours. Traveling from Auckland in May, expect nights in Istanbul to be little chillier, around 15°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Spas
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, explore the striking landscape at Fairy Chimneys, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. On the next day, see Off-Road Tours, soar above the sights with a balloon tour, and then Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Goreme in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Goreme when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Tours

Side Trip

Uchisar
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Gulludere Vadisi ©
Gulludere Vadisi
Uchisar Castle ©
Uchisar Castle
Fairy Chimneys ©
Fairy Chimneys

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