15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey travel planner

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Fly
1
Istanbul
Drive
2
Sapanca
— 1 night
Drive
3
Bolu
— 1 night
Drive
4
Amasya
— 1 night
Drive
5
Ordu
— 1 night
Drive
6
Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
7
Rize
— 1 night
Drive
8
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Drive
9
Samsun
— 2 nights
Drive
10
Safranbolu
— 1 night
Drive
11
Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Istanbul

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.
For traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip planning website.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Manama in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. On the 25th (Tue), you're off to Sapanca.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping · Tours · Nightlife · Historic Sites

Sapanca

— 1 night
On the 25th (Tue), explore the activities along Sapanca Lake.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, use the Sapanca tour itinerary tool.

You can drive from Istanbul to Sapanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in May, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sapanca, with lows of 9°C. On the 26th (Wed), you'll travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Sapanca

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Bolu

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): browse the different shops at Highway Outlet and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk.

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You can drive from Sapanca to Bolu in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Bolu

Nature · Shopping · Parks

Amasya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): don't miss a visit to Ferhat Water Channel, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, and then step into the grandiose world of Amasya Kalesi.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amasya online trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Bolu to Amasya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In May, daily temperatures in Amasya can reach 27°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · 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. For more things to do, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, read Ordu tour itinerary builder app.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Ordu takes 4 hours. On the 29th (Sat), you're off to Uzungol.

Things to do in Ordu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Uzungol

— 1 night
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 29th (Sat): tour the pleasant surroundings at Sultan Murat Plateau, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarikaya Yaylasi, and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

For maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Uzungol road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ordu to Uzungol takes 4.5 hours. On the 30th (Sun), you'll travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

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". Kick off your visit on the 30th (Sun): explore the ancient world of Rize Kalesi and then take in nature's colorful creations at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi.

To find where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Rize itinerary builder app.

Drive from Uzungol to Rize in 1.5 hours. In May in Rize, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 17°C at night. You will leave for Trabzon on the 31st (Mon).

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Historic Sites

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 31st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Fatih Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, examine the collection at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, then take some stellar pictures from Boztepe, and finally take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Trabzon trip itinerary website.

You can drive from Rize to Trabzon in 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Trabzon are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Wed) so you can travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums

Samsun

— 2 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Samsun is known for museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: walk around Bati Park, appreciate the history behind Samsun Amazon Heykeli, stroll the grounds of Amisos Mezarlari, and browse the different shops at Piazza.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Samsun trip builder.

You can drive from Trabzon to Samsun in 5 hours. Traveling from Trabzon in June, Samsun is slightly colder at night with lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and tourist information, go to the Safranbolu online trip builder.

Getting from Samsun to Safranbolu by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. On the 5th (Sat), you're off to Istanbul.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

See some other sides of Istanbul: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online route builder.

Traveling by car from Safranbolu to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. On the 8th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Nature

Turkey travel guide

4.3
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.