15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
Drive
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Sapanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasya
— 1 night
Drive
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Tokat
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive
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Rize
— 1 night
Drive
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive
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Samsun
— 1 night
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 4 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.
To see traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. In May, Istanbul is cooler than Manama - with highs of 25°C and lows of 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.

Use Inspirock's suggestions to plan your Sapanca trip and find the best activities and attractions for your vacation.

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. You will leave for Bolu on the 26th (Wed).

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Bolu

— 1 night
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. On the 26th (Wed), buy something for everyone on your list at Highway Outlet and then explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

To see where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Bolu travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Sapanca to Bolu takes 1.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Bolu

Shopping · Parks · Nature

Amasya

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Thu): make a trip to Ferhat Water Channel, then step into the grandiose world of Amasya Kalesi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College.

For other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Amasya trip itinerary planning website.

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. On the 28th (Fri), you're off to Tokat.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites

Tokat

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): admire the striking features of Tas Han and then explore the fascinating underground world of Ballıca Mağarası.

To find reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Tokat online travel planner.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Tokat takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Tokat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Tokat

Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip

Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. On the 29th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at Sera Golu, see the interesting displays at Trabzon Sehir Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Trabzon Museum.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trabzon sightseeing tool.

You can drive from Tokat to Trabzon in 6 hours. When traveling from Tokat in May, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Trabzon: temperatures range from 22°C by day to 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Sun) to allow time for the car ride to Rize.

Things to do in Trabzon

Museums · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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): step into the grandiose world of Rize Kalesi and then admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the dramatic scenery at Gelin Tulu Selalesi, then contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi, and then stop by Lazika Cay.

To see maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Rize day trip planning site.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Rize takes 1.5 hours. In May, daytime highs in Rize are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

Uzungol

— 1 night
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. For reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Uzungol travel route builder.

Getting from Rize to Uzungol by car takes about 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Trabzon on the 1st (Tue).

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Shopping · Nature

Trabzon

— 1 night
On the 1st (Tue), get great views at Boztepe and then get great views at Soumela Monastery.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Trabzon trip planner.

You can drive from Uzungol to Trabzon in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums

Samsun

— 1 night
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. To see other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Samsun day trip planning tool.

Drive from Trabzon to Samsun in 5 hours. Traveling from Trabzon in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Samsun, with lows around 18°C. On the 3rd (Thu), you'll travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 3rd (Thu): steep yourself in history at Yoruk Village, then take some stellar pictures from Hidirlik Tepesi Safranbolu, and then go for a walk through Safranbolu Eski Carsi. On your second day here, Head underground at Bulak Cave and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Kristal Teras.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Safranbolu trip planning site.

Getting from Samsun to Safranbolu by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In June, plan for daily highs up to 27°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Nature

Istanbul

— 4 nights

Queen of Cities

See even more of Istanbul: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour planner.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of car and flight. You'll have a few hours on the 8th (Tue) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Turkey travel guide

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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.