14 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

14 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit
— 13 nights
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Ordu Giresun Airport

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Izmit

— 13 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Change things up with these side-trips from Izmit: Darica (Faruk YalcIn Hayvanat Bahcesi ve Botanik Parki & Faruk Yalcin Zoo), Kerpe Kayaliklari (in Kerpe) and Sardala Koyu (in Kandira). There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, walk around Seka Park, and get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Izmit day trip planner.

Ordu to Izmit is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. In June, daytime highs in Izmit are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Kocaeli Province travel guide

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Zoos · Shopping Malls · Parks
Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

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