12 days in Turkey & Batumi Itinerary

12 days in Turkey & Batumi Itinerary

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Batumi, Georgia
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Artvin, Turkey
— 1 night
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Rize, Turkey
— 1 night
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Uzungol, Turkey
— 1 day
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Trabzon, Turkey
— 1 night
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Giresun, Turkey
— Few hours
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Ordu, Turkey
— 1 night
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Samsun, Turkey
— 1 night
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Sinop, Turkey
— 1 night
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Amasra, Turkey
— 1 night
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Bolu, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Batumi, Georgia

Having invested heavily in tourism since 2010, Batumi is quickly becoming a go-to destination for visitors looking for a bustling nightlife.
On the 5th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Ethnographic Museum "Borjgalo", indulge your thirst for a good beer at Batumi Brewery Batumuri, observe the fascinating underwater world at Batumi Dolphinarium, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Batumi Boulevard, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Batumi Botanical Gardens.

To find photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Batumi attractions planner.

Gaziantep, Turkey to Batumi is an approximately 12.5-hour car ride. You can also fly. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Georgia Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Gaziantep in July, plan for a bit cooler days in Batumi, with highs around 31°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Batumi

Parks · Historic Sites · Breweries & Distilleries · Zoos & Aquariums

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Artvin, Turkey

Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): take in the views from Twin Bridge and then admire the sheer force of Mencuna Waterfalls.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Artvin tour itinerary builder website.

You can drive from Batumi to Artvin in 2 hours. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Batumi to Artvin due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Rize.

Things to do in Artvin

Parks · Nature

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Rize, Turkey

Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". To find other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rize trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Artvin to Rize takes 2.5 hours. July in Rize sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 25°C at night. You'll set off for Uzungol on the 7th (Tue).

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Tours

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Uzungol, Turkey

Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 7th (Tue): identify plant and animal life at Sultan Murat Plateau and then identify plant and animal life at Sarikaya Yaylasi.

To find reviews, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Uzungol travel planner.

You can drive from Rize to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Uzungol

Wildlife · Parks

Side Trip

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Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Uzungol to Trabzon takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Giresun.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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Giresun, Turkey

Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region of northeastern Turkey, about 175km west of the city of Trabzon.EtymologyGiresun was known to the ancient Greeks as Choerades or more prominently as Kerasous or Cerasus, the origin of the modern name.Pre-Greek and Greek linguist Robert S. Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Cami, then admire the natural beauty at Millet Bahcesi, and then admire the landmark architecture of Giresun Cocuk Kutuphanesi.

For maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Giresun journey maker app.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Giresun takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Ordu.

Things to do in Giresun

Historic Sites · Parks

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Ordu, Turkey

Ordu is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, historically also known as Cotyora, and the capital of Ordu Province with a population of 205,396 in the city center. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): take some stellar pictures from Boztepe, then examine the collection at Pasaoglu Mansion & Ethnography Museum, and then step into the grandiose world of Kurul Kalesi.

To see reviews, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Ordu trip itinerary builder.

Traveling by car from Giresun to Ordu takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Ordu

Museums · Historic Sites

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Samsun, Turkey

Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. On the 10th (Fri), stroll around Bati Park, appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, and then examine the collection at Samsun Kent Muzesi.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Samsun visit planner.

Traveling by car from Ordu to Samsun takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in July, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Parks

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Sinop, Turkey

Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Bayraktepe, see the interesting displays at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alaattin Camii, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu.

For photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sinop road trip planning website.

You can drive from Samsun to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Samsun in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Sinop, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Amasra.

Things to do in Sinop

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

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Amasra, Turkey

Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii, see the interesting displays at Amasra Museum, and then get engrossed in the history at BartIn Kent Muzesi.

Start your trip to Amasra by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

You can drive from Sinop to Amasra in 5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in July, plan for a bit cooler nights in Amasra, with lows around 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Museums · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Bolu, Turkey

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Kick off your visit on the 13th (Mon): head outdoors with Akkaya Travertenleri, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk, and then make a trip to Tokadi Hayreddin Turbesi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Bolu travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amasra to Bolu takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam. On your second day here, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip site.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Istanbul takes 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Baths

Turkey travel guide

4.5
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.

Trabzon Province travel guide

3.5
Lookouts · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Find yourself surrounded by grassy hills, rushing streams, and waterfalls in Trabzon Province. The main city is well-known for anchovies, cherries, hazelnuts, and tea, which play a large role in the local cuisine. Ancient empires make their presence felt in the monasteries, mosques, and castles. The main attractions are the Sümela Monastery built on a very steep mountainside above lush forests, and the natural beauty of Uzungöl Lake. Within the city, tourists can explore the busy pedestrian shopping promenades or recharge at the tea garden in the city square.