8 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

8 days in Cappadocia Itinerary

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Goreme, Cappadocia
— 5 nights
Drive
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Derinkuyu, Cappadocia
— 2 nights
Drive to Kayseri Erkilet Airport, Fly to Cairo International Airport

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Goreme, Cappadocia

— 5 nights
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.
Family-friendly places like Off-Road Tours and Goreme National Park will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Goreme Open-Air Museum, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, take in the dramatic natural features at Pasabag, and relax and rejuvenate at Camur Magarasi Katpatuka.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Goreme road trip site.

Cairo, Egypt to Goreme is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Goreme. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Cairo in January; daily highs in Goreme reach 5°C and lows reach -4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Derinkuyu.

Things to do in Goreme

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Tours

Side Trips

Derinkuyu, Cappadocia

— 2 nights
Derinkuyu is a town and district of Nevşehir Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey. Your day by day itinerary now includes Kaymakli Underground City. On the 26th (Tue), explore the ancient world of Derinkuyu Yeralti Sehri, don't miss a visit to Kaymakli Underground City, then contemplate the long history of Uzumlu Kilise, and finally stroll around HakkI Atamutlu Kultur Parki.

To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Derinkuyu trip planner.

You can drive from Goreme to Derinkuyu in an hour. In January, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Derinkuyu

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.