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Itinerary help! 2 weeks in September

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Itinerary help! 2 weeks in September

We are looking at doing a cycling trip (Backroads company) from Bodrum to Dalaman in September. We spend 2 nights in Bodrum, 2 in Datca, 3 on a Gulet enroute to Dalaman. We would like to spend 4 nights in Istanbul (enough?). The other area we would like to see is Cappadocia 3 nights(?). Does this sound good? The only problem is do we have to go through Istanbul to get between Bodrum and Cappadocia? Hate to spend too much time in airports as we are also looking at heading to Santorini for 3 or 4 nights as well before heading home to Canada so we will also be hitting the Athens airport twice. Thoughts???

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1. Re: Itinerary help! 2 weeks in September

Your plan looks good but I'm afraid yes,you would have to go via Istanbul as there are no direct flights from Dalaman airport to either Nevşehir or Kayseri airports.

If you can sleep on buses then there is the option of an overnight bus from Dalaman.Süha Turizm have a bus leaving at 18.15 arriving in Göreme at 07.15,cost 70TL.Rather a long journey and not everyone sleeps well but it is an option if you want to cut out time at airports.Buses here are very comfortable,with reclining seats,TV,wifi,free snacks and beverages etc.but ultimately it is a bus.

It is also a way of cutting out a Dalaman to Istanbul flight too which tend to be expensive.

Is there any way that your route could be altered?For example start in Dalaman and finish in Bodrum?This way you could take a bus up to Izmir and fly from there to Kayseri direct.

It is high time direct flights were started between Dalaman and Cappadocia!I'm sure there would be good demand for them.

Although not as big as Canada,Turkey is a big country so using domestic flights does make sense for the longer distance routes even if it does mean getting to know airport lounges too well.......

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2. Re: Itinerary help! 2 weeks in September

Thanks.....any more thoughts?

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