15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bolu
— 2 nights
Drive
2
Bartin
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kastamonu
— 1 night
Drive
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Amasya
— 1 night
Drive
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Samsun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Rize
— 2 nights
Drive
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Artvin
— 2 nights
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
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Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 13th (Mon): explore the striking landscape of Yedigöller Milli Parkı. On the next day, trek along Aladag Goleti Ve Milli ParkI and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golcuk Tabiat Parki.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Bolu trip itinerary app.

Istanbul to Bolu is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Bartin.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Bartin

— 2 nights
Bartın is a city in northern Turkey and the central district of the province of Bartın.Formerly a district of Zonguldak Province, Bartın has been made into a province seat in 1991 with the constitution of its province, including four districts: Central Bartın, Amasra, Kurucaşile, and Ulus). On the 15th (Wed), step into the grandiose world of Amasra Castle and then browse the eclectic array of goods at Cekiciler CarsIsI. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Amasra Museum and then stroll through Cakraz PlajI.

For maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bartin driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Bolu to Bartin in 2.5 hours. July in Bartin sees daily highs of 30°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Thu) so you can travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Bartin

Beaches · Outdoors · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

Kastamonu

— 1 night
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Kastamonu Kalesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi, and then steep yourself in history at Kastamonu Saat Kulesi.

To find reviews, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Kastamonu holiday planner.

You can drive from Bartin to Kastamonu in 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites

Amasya

— 1 night
On the 18th (Sat), make a trip to Ferhat Water Channel, then see the interesting displays at Sehzadeler Museum, then see the interesting displays at Amaasya Museum of Archeology, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College.

To find maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amasya online trip planner.

You can drive from Kastamonu to Amasya in 3.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Samsun.

Things to do in Amasya

Museums · Historic Sites

Samsun

— 2 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Start off your visit on the 19th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, then identify plant and animal life at Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Kizilirmak Deltasi. On your second day here, buy something for everyone on your list at Piazza.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Samsun travel route planning site.

You can drive from Amasya to Samsun in 2 hours. Traveling from Amasya in July, expect nights in Samsun to be a bit warmer, around 21°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 32°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rize.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Shopping
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Rize

— 2 nights
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 21st (Tue): explore the fascinating underground world of Pileki Magarasi, look for gifts at Lazika Cay, and then appreciate the views at Ayder Yaylasi. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

To see maps, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rize trip itinerary site.

You can drive from Samsun to Rize in 5.5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Samsun in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Rize, with lows of 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can go by car to Artvin.

Things to do in Rize

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

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Artvin

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Thu): don't miss a visit to Artvin Atatepe and then delve into the lush surroundings at Karagol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Mencuna Waterfalls.

For where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Artvin sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Rize to Artvin in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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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 25th (Sat): examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and then identify plant and animal life at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, Head underground at Çal Mağarası, and then look for all kinds of wild species at Hacka Yaylasi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Trabzon trip itinerary maker website.

Traveling by car from Artvin to Trabzon takes 3.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.