9. Istanbul: 10-Day Turkey tour with Gobeklitepe
Sightsee, shop, and explore on this guided 10-day tour from Istanbul to Cappadocia, Adiyaman, Sanliurfa, Gaziantep, and Kusadasi. See Göbekli Tepe, Mount Nemrut, Zeugma Mosaic Museum, and other highlights. Enjoy accommodation, meals, and round-trip transportation.
Day 1: Arrival to Istanbul
Get picked up upon arrival at Istanbul Airport (IST) or Sabiha Gokcen Airport (SAW) and get a private transfer to your hotel for your overnight stay in Istanbul. Alternatively, you can be picked up to start the tour directly from your hotel in Istanbul.
Day 2: Full-Day Istanbul Tour (w/ Breakfast)
Visit Topkapi Palace, Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, and the Hippodrome of Constantinople, where chariot races and the Byzantine riots took place. Stop at the Grand Bazaar for shopping.
Day 3: Istanbul to Cappadocia (w/ Breakfast + Dinner)
In the morning, take a flight from Istanbul to Cappadocia. After arrival, start exploring Cappadocia.
Visit the Three Sisters, the fairy chimneys in Urgüp. Then, descend into the Kaymakli Underground City, one of the largest and deepest of 200 others in Cappadocia.
Stay overnight in Cappadocia.
Day 4: Full-Day Cappadocia Tour (w/ Breakfast + Dinner)
Visit Devrent Valley, Pasabag, and Avanos. In the afternoon, head to the famous Goreme Open-Air Museum. Visit the Uçhisar rock castle and enjoy a panoramic view.
Day 5: Cappadocia to Adıyaman (w/ Breakfast + Dinner)
Drive to Karatay Caravanserai and visit the caravanserai on the way to Adıyaman. Spend your evening at leisure and stay overnight in Adıyaman.
Day 6: Mt. Nemrut to Urfa (w/ Breakfast + Dinner)
Departing at 3:30 AM, hike to the summit of Mt. Nemrut, one of the most popular UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Watch the sunrise.
Later, drive to Urfa (Şanlıurfa). On the way, visit the Atatürk Dam and enjoy scenic views. Stay overnight in Urfa.
Day 7: Urfa to Gaziantep (w/ Breakfast + Dinner)
From Urfa, drive to Göbekli Tepe, one of the world's most important archaeological sites. At 12,000 years old, it is believed to be the world's oldest temple.
Later, head to Gaziantep for an overnight stay.
Day 8: Gaziantep to Izmir, Ephesus, & Kusadasi (w/ Breakfast + Lunch + Dinner)
Fly to Izmir. Upon arrival, visit the Temple of Artemis, one of the Seven Wonders of the Ancient World. Then, continue to Ephesus and walk along the marble streets lined with buildings.
After Ephesus, enjoy lunch in the garden of a local handicraft center. Then, visit the House of Virgin Mary. Stay overnight in nearby Kusadasi.
Day 9: Fly to Istanbul (w/ Breakfast)
Drive to Izmir Airport for your flight to Sabiha Gokcen Airport. After landing, get a transfer to your hotel in Istanbul where you will stay overnight. Enjoy a free afternoon.
Day 10: Return Home (w/ Breakfast)
After breakfast, take a private transfer to Istanbul Airport or Sabiha Gokcen Airport for your return flight home.