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9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

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9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

We are planning a last-minute trip (10 days in Sept) to Turkey, and hope to spend 3 nights in Goreme to explore the Cappadocia area, before heading to the Aegean coast (Cesme, Alacati, Kusadaci, etc). Is 3 nights (2 full days) a good amount of time in the Goreme area? (We want to hike, explore the caves and underground city, take a balloon ride). Flights to the coast appear to be difficult, especially if one wants to avoid losing time transiting through IST (which most flights seem to do). Atlas and other airlines do have some flights, but not daily. So we are struggling with how to plan this. We would like to fly to/from Goreme, then have a rental car for our time on the coast. Other suggestions for getting to the coast (Izmir or Cesme area) besides Atlas and Pegasus?? We could get a rental car in Goreme, but know that would be a big distance to the coast, and wouldn't want to do it without a nice stopover place to visit between Goreme and Izmir (if there is one). We're also looking at our 8-9 nights on the coast, considering Cesme, Alacati, Kusadaci and certainly a visit to Ephesus (which we have been to, but want to go back). We have been to Turkey before, and will not be stopping in IST as we have been many times. Focus this time is seeing new things, hiking and visiting ruins, and wonderful swimming in turquoise water. We avoid tourist traps and crowds, do not like group tours, and are active, independent travelers. All advice welcome! I realize this is more than one question for the forum! Thanks for any insights!

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1. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

See also SunExpress for direct flights from Kayseri to Izmir.

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2. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

Thanks. Yeah, we had checked them. Unfortunately they too only go certain days. No matter which airline, we can't seem to get a flight on the Wed (day we hope to leave Kayseri) to Izmir or Kusadaci, or Bodrum, or anywhere on the Aegean coast. All the airlines only go certain days of the week, it seems.

Thanks

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3. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

Pegasus fly from Kayseri to Antalya on Wednesdays (not a very convenient arrival time, though - 01:45), maybe start your coastal tour there and drive to Selcuk - a nice drive.

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4. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

Thanks for your response. We were thinking of driving the coast and could start in Antalya and work our way north. We are flexible.... Tough to have a midnight departure from Kayseri and 1:45AM arrival time in Antalya, though...but it could be possible....Good idea, we will now search to see if any nice Antalya b&b or hotel would allow us to check in after 2AM! Thanks very much. Really appreciate the insights.....

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5. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

You could easily fill 3 or 4 full days in Cappadocia, 2 is really cutting it fine.

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7. Re: 9 days in Turkey - Goreme and Aegean coast?

MarcoPolo Tourism, It is against TA's rules and regulations to self-promote your business, Kindly desist from this practice.

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Thank you for your warning cagcag. I am quite new on Tripadvisor, and was just checking the forums.

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