12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey itinerary maker

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Fly
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Rize
— 1 night
Drive
3
Ordu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Erzurum
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Uzungol
— 2 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to George Bush Intercontinental Houston Airport

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Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sat): walk around Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı, take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, and then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Museum. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip itinerary planner.

Houston, USA to Trabzon is an approximately 24-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 9 hours traveling from Houston to Trabzon. In October, Trabzon is slightly colder than Houston - with highs of 68°F and lows of 58°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Rize.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Rize

— 1 night
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". On the 26th (Mon), admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, admire the verdant scenery at Hemsin Organik Vadisi, then Head underground at Pileki Magarasi, and finally examine the collection at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Rize trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Rize takes 1.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 68°F, and evening lows to 58°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Museums

Ordu

— 1 night
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. Start off your visit on the 27th (Tue): get great views at Boztepe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yason Kilisesi, and then explore the historical opulence of Kurul Kalesi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ordu trip maker site.

Getting from Rize to Ordu by car takes about 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Tue) early enough to travel to Erzurum.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Erzurum

— 2 nights
Erzurum is a city in eastern Anatolia . Erzurum is known for historic sites, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: appreciate the history behind Twin Minaret Madrasa, steep yourself in history at Yakutiye Medresesi, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tortum, and hit the slopes at Mount Palandoken.

For photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Erzurum day trip planning website.

You can drive from Ordu to Erzurum in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. In October, daily temperatures in Erzurum can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Fri) early enough to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Erzurum

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Outdoors

Uzungol

— 2 nights
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. On the 31st (Sat), look for all kinds of wild species at Sultan Murat Plateau, look for all kinds of wild species at Sarikaya Yaylasi, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Uzungol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Uzungol journey maker tool.

Traveling by car from Erzurum to Uzungol takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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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.