14 days in Ankara, Eskisehir & Istanbul Itinerary

14 days in Ankara, Eskisehir & Istanbul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

Make it your trip
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Ankara
— 3 nights
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Eskisehir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Ankara

— 3 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, examine the collection at Ulucanlar Prison Museum, ponder the world of politics at Yargitay, and have some family-friendly fun at Da Vinci Board Game Cafe.

For other places to visit, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Ankara trip planner.

New York City, USA to Ankara is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from New York City to Ankara is 8 hours. Traveling from New York City in September, expect nights in Ankara to be about the same, around 65°F, while days are a bit cooler, around 66°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Parks · Fun & Games · Shopping

Eskisehir

— 3 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Get out of town with these interesting Eskisehir side-trips: Kutahya (Kutahya Ulu Camii & Germiyan Sokagi). There's still lots to do: explore the ancient world of Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, see the interesting displays at Tayfun Talipoglu Daktilo Muzesi, walk around Kent Park, and admire nature's wide array of creatures at Eskisehir Buyuksehir Belediyesi Hayvanat Bahcesi.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eskisehir journey website.

Take a train from Ankara to Eskisehir in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Ankara in September, plan for a bit warmer days in Eskisehir, with highs around 80°F, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 51°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums

Side Trip

Istanbul

— 6 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip site.

You can drive from Eskisehir to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or take a bus. Traveling from Eskisehir in September, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (72°F), and nights are warmer (72°F). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods