10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
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Mersin
— 2 nights
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Istanbul
— 5 nights

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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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): soar above the sights with a balloon tour, then contemplate the long history of Goreme National Park, and then get to know the fascinating history of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley). Here are some ideas for day two: see Off-Road Tours, then stop by Arts & Crafts Cappadocia, then explore the galleries of Goreme Open-Air Museum, and finally Head underground at Uchisar Castle.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Goreme visit planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Goreme is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect Goreme to be cooler, temps between 6°C and -3°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to travel to Mersin.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Nature

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Off-Road Tours
Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park

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Mersin

Mersin ©
Mersin is a large city and a port on the Mediterranean coast of southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque, take in the waterfront activity at Mersin Marina, then see the interesting displays at Ataturk House Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alahan ManastIrI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Old Tarsus Houses, don't miss a visit to Eski Cami, and then make a trip to Makam-i Danyal Camii (Tomb of Daniel).

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Mersin road trip planning site.

You can drive from Goreme to Mersin in 3.5 hours. Traveling from Goreme in December, things will get somewhat warmer in Mersin: highs are around 19°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mersin

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums

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Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque ©
Hz. Mikdat (Mugdat) Mosque
Mersin Marina ©
Mersin Marina
Eski Cami ©
Eski Cami

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, explore the galleries of Galata Tower, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

For where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Mersin to Istanbul. Traveling from Mersin in December, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (7°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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