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7 day Turkey tour, what can be cut?

Tell me what can be deleted from this itinerary. What are the must-sees in this list?

This is by Kaletours, I asked for a trip to explore historical sites elsewhere is Turkey following a week in Istanbul with a larger family group. This itinerary they sent me is 7 days; I will really only have 4. I don’t know if they or someone else can customize for me. This will be in late November. If you’ve done this, what were the best and what would you skip?

I think I would rather stick to the west and cover places like Ephesus. I think Cappadocia will be too far, and this will be in (almost) winter.

Fly from Istanbul to Kayseri and drive to Cappadocia. In Cappadocia, see:

The World Heritage Site of Goreme Open-Air Museum--This is a cluster of rock cut Byzantine churches, chapels and monasteries

*Fairy Chimneys—

*Devrent Valley—

*Uchisar Castle—

*Underground City of Derinkuyu—

Then a bus transfer from Cappadocia to Konya. A free day to explore Konya city.

Then a bus transfer from Konya to Pamukkale; overnight stay in Pamukkale, see rock formations and go to :

*Hierapolis; Kusadasi for overnight.

*Priene is found in a dramatic setting high up in the mountains

*Miletus; important commercial and governmental center from 700 BC until 700 AD.

*Didyma; not an ancient city, but rather a sacred place of pagan worship. Full day tour to Ephesus

*The House of The Virgin Mary . Overnight stay in Kusadasi .

Then they will transfer me to the Izmir airport and put me on a 1 hour flight up to Istanbul, rest of day in Istanbul and overnight. Then to airport to fly out.

This latter in particular needs to be cut, as I will have already had lots of time in Istanbul.

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Late November will be quite cold in any area besides the most Western. If you want to experience Cappadocia in the winter, it's definitely different, from pictures I've seen, but also very cold, and the hot-air balloons won't be going up as often.

Good luck deciding!

  • Andrys