Here is MY list that you should not miss when you arrive in Cappadocia;
1- Balloon tour is a must. Prefer the flight which takes 1 hour. Your take-off will be during sunrise.
2- Prefer cave style hotels. Amazing interior architecture welcomes you in Cappadocia.
Both Kayseri and and Nevşehir are in same distance to Cappadocia. But there are more flights to Kayseri than Nevşehir from Istanbul.
Hot balloon tour is a must in Cappadocia. Take the one hour ride. Because there is half hour ride as well. Morning tours are amazing cause you just take off while the sun is rising. Price ranges are wide so don’t forget to bergain. Avearge one hour balloon tour price should be around 90-100 euro. Don’t tell anyone you have heard from us
2-3 days will be enough for Cappadocia. There are lots of things to do in Göreme. Most of the restaurants are in Ürgüp.
I recommend you to prefer hotels in Göreme. Prefer cave style hotels. Amazing interior architecture welcomes you in Cappadocia.
Mantı should be in your what-to-eat list. When you arrive in Kayseri and have some time, visit Kaşık-La to taste Mantı. You will probably find Mantı in Cappadocia as well but may not be the same taste.
Pastırma should be also tasted in Kayseri as well. If you don’t have much time, you can visit the shop (Şahin Sucukları) just reaching before Kayseri Airport. You can buy or taste there.