I am taking a RS Tour to Greece on Oct 8 and planning to visit Turkey on my own. I was wondering if 5 days are enough, spending 2 in Istambul, 1 in Cappadocia, 1 in Konya and 1 in Pamukkale. On the sixth day I have to travel to Athens to meet with my group. By the way what would be the best way to go from Turkey to Athens? and does my itinerary make sense? Has anyone used the service of a private guide or a reputable tourist company for the city of Istambul?
It is not the first time I travel on my own. I take advantage and travel before or after the tour but of course I would prefer to do it with a companion. Two years ago two more people from the group joined me and went to Portugal, Spain and France. Last year I went to Venice, Milan, Salzburg and Vienna on my own. This year I hope to find somebody who is also planning to visit Turkey. If I am not that lucky, I would do it anyway.
Hope to have some answers to my questions above and thanks for your help.