12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Ramallah
Drive:  60​h
1
Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive:  2​h 30​min
2
Rize
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
3
Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
4
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive:  62​h
End: Ramallah

1
night
Uzungol

Uzungol ©
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sultan Murat Plateau and then look for all kinds of wild species at Sarikaya Yaylasi.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Uzungol trip itinerary website .

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories to Uzungol is an approximately 22-hour car ride. Traveling from Ramallah to Uzungol, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

Wildlife Parks

Side Trip

Sultan Murat Plateau
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Sultan Murat Plateau ©
Sultan Murat Plateau

2
nights
Rize

Rize ©
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 24th (Thu), explore the striking landscape of Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and then look for gifts at Lazika Cay. Keep things going the next day: explore the activities along Firtina Deresi and then explore the striking landscape of Akyamac Selalesi Tabiat Parki.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Rize trip tool .

You can drive from Uzungol to Rize in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 23°C in October, and nighttime lows around 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Trabzon.

Things to do in Rize

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trip

Lazika Cay
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Firtina Deresi ©
Firtina Deresi

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 26th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü and then explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Trabzon attractions planner .

Traveling by car from Rize to Trabzon takes 2.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Wildlife Parks Nature

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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 27th (Sun): wander the streets of Ortakoy, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and then delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: slough off your stress at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally stop by Jennifer's Hamam.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online itinerary planner .

Fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Trabzon in October, expect Istanbul to be a bit warmer, temps between 28°C and 26°C. You'll set off for home on the 29th (Tue).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

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