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My "Final" Turky itinerary is set. Any Input?

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Hi all. So after nearly a year of planning, my "final" Turkey itinerary is just about set. I've had the most debate about my time along the Turquoise Riviera, so I'd really appreciate everyone's input here particularly, as I'd like to make sure I hit the most enjoyable sites. Note that I am not renting a car for any portion of the trip, so will be relying on light rail, buses and dolmuses for those portions of the trip not covered by a pre-arranged tour. Please also note that I visited Istanbul for the first time last Sept. and so saw most of the major sites on that trip, other than Topkapi Palace which I'll pick up this time.

Aug 24: Fly from Minneapolis to Istanbul, via New York.

Aug. 25: Arrive in Istanbul at 10:15 a.m. Use the day to re-visit the Blue Mosque, tour the Turkish & Islamic Arts Museum, stroll Cihangir (where I'm staying) and recover from jet lag as best as possible.

Aug. 26: Istanbul (Topkapi Palace, Sulyeman Mosque, Rustem Pasa Mosque, Spice Market, evening in Ortakoy)

Aug. 27: Istanbul (All day in the Western District. St. Stephen of the Bulgars Church, Fethiye Mosque, Chora Church, lunch at Asitane, Eyup Sultan Mosque, Pierre Loti Cafe, Golden Horn ferry ride)

Aug. 28: Day trip to Ephesus with About Ephesus tours

Aug 29: Istanbul (shopping to find a spring/fall weight leather jacket. HIt the Arasta Bazaar and maybe brave the Grand Bazaar again. Perhaps go back to the Hagia Sophia. Maybe try a hammam)

Aug. 30: Fly to Nevishir for Cappadocia tour with Euphrates Tours. Tour Cappadocia.

Aug. 31. Balloon over Cappadocia (Royal Balloon). Finish Cappadocia tour. Fly from Kayseri back to Istanbul.

Sept 1: Istanbul for 1/2 day, then fly from Istanbul to Trabzon. Evening exploring Trabzon.

Sept 2: Tour Sumela Monastery. Fly from Trabzon to Dalaman, via Istanbul.

Sept. 3-6: Turquoise Riviera, based in Fethiye. Plan for one day to tour Fethiye, visit Kayakoy, and if I get up the nerve, paraglide from BabaDag. Other days: Tlos and Saklikent Gorge tour; Patara Beach and Ruins; and a day trip via hydrofoil to Rhodes, Greece.

Sept 7: Fly from Dalaman to Paris, via Istanbul. Overnight in Paris with dinner at Pierre Gagnaire.

Sept. 8: Fly home from Paris to Minneapolis.

Thoughts, especially on whether I'm picking up the best sites within easy distance of Fethiye? Thanks everyone!

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