After going through numerous threads here on TA, we have decided to split 3 nights in Istanbul, 2 nights in Cappadocia, 2 nights in Bodrum, 1 night in Izmir & 1 night in Istanbul. We are family of four with boys age 6 & 4.
We are reaching NAV airport at 8:30 AM on Monday. So I am thinking to take a tour directly from Airport that will cover Pigeon Valley , Cavusin Village, Kaymakli Underground City. Then we check-in at Hotel. (Anitya Cave House in Ortahisa).
On Day 2 - Tue - take Hot Air Balloons in morning. After Breakfast take another tour that will cover Red Valley, Uchisar Castle, Goreme Open Air Museum, Devrent Valley.
On Day 3 - Wed - we have flight from ASR airport at 2:30 PM. In case, if Hot Air Balloon didn't fly on Tue, this is our back-up day. Else, just roam around to nearby places and then go for Airport.
1) Does the above looks doable?
2) Should we take tour on Day 2 or should we just do it on our own?
3) If we have time on Day 2, I will like to take wife to vineyards in evening for romantic dinner - any suggestions?