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Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary; Cappadocia, which was founded on a mysterious geography, on steppe lands eroded by the past, means ‘the land of beautiful horses’. We have prepared a “Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary” article for our readers who want to visit Cappadocia for a short time, where fairy chimneys rise, balloons float in the sky, and the sun is buried behind the hills like a delicate young girl.
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Before Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary
Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary; There are many alternatives for accommodation in the region. We recommend the Göreme region for accommodation. Assuming you will stay in Göreme, we will prepare Cappadocia 3 days itinerary.
Thursday evening will be the best starting day for the 3-day Cappadocia trip. You can fly to Nevşehir Airport or Kayseri Erkilet Airport via Istanbul. The distance between Nevşehir Airport and Cappadocia is 30 km, and the distance between Kayseri Airport and Cappadocia is 100 km. You can rent a car from both airports in order to plan a comfortable trip and use the time effectively.
After settling in your hotel in the evening, if you wish, take a tour around the area. You can get some information about the area from the hotel staff. But most importantly, take a good sleep to gather energy for this wonderful trip that will not be erased from your memory.
Day 1 in Cappadocia
Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary; Get up early in the morning and have a nice breakfast at your hotel. After breakfast, your first stop is the Goreme Open Air Museum, which will amaze you when you see it. This is a pretty big place and you will spend about half a day here. There are many churches from the early Christian period in Göreme Open Air Museum. Churches we recommend you visit:
- Dark Church
- Carikli Church
- Apple Church
- Serpentine Church
- St. Basel Chapel
After Göreme Open Air Museum, don’t forget to visit Tokalı Church just across the complex.
After having your lunch at one of the nearby cafes, set off for Uçhisar, a 30-minute walk away. Of course, assuming you have rented a car, you will arrive in Uçhisar in less time. When you arrive in Uçhisar, climb to Uçhisar Castle, which can be seen from Göreme. Take a nice souvenir photo against the view.
Return to your hotel for dinner. It is useful not to waste too much time at night and to fall asleep immediately. Because the next day, you will have to wake up before sunrise for the balloon tour.
2nd Day in Cappadocia
Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary; You start the second day in Cappadocia with a balloon tour. The balloon tour takes about 1.5 hours. When that exquisite view of the sunrise is combined with other balloons flying in the air, it becomes an insatiable revel. Let’s say in advance, if you do not go to Cappadocia and do a balloon tour, you will lose a lot! You can find detailed information about balloon tours in Cappadocia in our “Cappadocia Hot Air Balloon” article.
After the balloon tour is over, you can return to your hotel or have breakfast in your hotel. Afterwards, you will have to make your way to the Cappadocia Pasabag Priests Valley. Those famous Cappadocia Fairy Chimneys rise to the sky here. After seeing the fairy chimneys, you can shop for souvenirs and take a rest at the nearby cafes.
For lunch, our recommendation would be to go to Avanos and eat a delicious jug kebab. You can also watch pottery makings here, and even make one for yourself or a loved one. In the evening, at sunset, you can have wonderful moments by watching the sunset on Panoramic Hill. Afterwards, you can return to your hotel and have a good rest.
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3rd Day in Cappadocia
Cappadocia 3 Days Itinerary; On the last day of your trip, get up early and have breakfast. Check out from the hotel and place your luggage in the trunk of your vehicle. Then go straight to Derinkuyu Underground City. Found by chance, this underground city has 8 floors and is quite large. If you are afraid of dark and narrow places, you can skip this route. Because a mysterious journey will be waiting for you, where you will pass through tunnels where two people cannot walk side by side.
After visiting Derinkuyu Underground City, your last stop is Ihlara Valley. In Ihlara Valley, which is a valley full of hundreds of churches and exquisite natural beauties, we recommend you to visit Yılanlı Church, Ağaçaltı Church, Sümbüllü Church and Kırkdamaltı Church. You can end this magnificent tour with a foamy coffee in the huts built on the Melendiz Stream.