15 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

15 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Black Sea Coast trip itinerary maker

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Bolu
— 2 nights
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Kastamonu
— 2 nights
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Sinop
— 2 nights
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Samsun
— 2 nights
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Ordu
— 1 night
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Trabzon
— 3 nights
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Camlihemsin
— 2 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport

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Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Spend the 2nd (Mon) exploring nature at Yedigöller Milli Parkı. Spend the 3rd (Tue) exploring at Lake Abant Nature Park. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Golcuk, walk around Ataturk Orman Parki, and take in the awesome beauty at Mountain Bolu.

For where to stay, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Bolu trip maker app.

Istanbul to Bolu is an approximately 3-hour car ride. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Tue) early enough to travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors

Kastamonu

— 2 nights
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. On the 4th (Wed), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasaba Koyu Mahmut Bey Camii, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Nasrullah Mosque. On the 5th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Kastamonu Kalesi, see the interesting displays at Liva Pasa Mansion Ethnography Museum, and then contemplate the long history of Kastamonu Saat Kulesi.

For more things to do and other tourist information, use the Kastamonu online route planner.

Getting from Bolu to Kastamonu by car takes about 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites · Museums

Sinop

— 2 nights
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): visit a coastal fixture at Inceburun Lighthouse, contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu, and then make a trip to Sinop Cezaevi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Sinop Archaeology Museum, walk around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri, and then explore the historical opulence of Sinop Castle.

To see more things to do and more tourist information, use the Sinop tour itinerary builder site.

Traveling by car from Kastamonu to Sinop takes 2.5 hours. In November in Sinop, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

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 8th (Sun): see the interesting displays at Samsun Kent Muzesi, examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, and then browse the different shops at Piazza. On your second day here, see the interesting displays at Gazi Museum, then appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, and then walk around Bati Park.

To see maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Samsun trip itinerary planning app.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Samsun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in November, Samsun is little chillier at night with lows of 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Parks · Shopping

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Yason Kilisesi, explore the historical opulence of Kurul Kalesi, and then get great views at Boztepe.

For maps and more tourist information, read Ordu trip itinerary maker tool.

Traveling by car from Samsun to Ordu takes 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Tue) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites
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Trabzon

— 3 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Spend the 13th (Fri) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe, and walk around Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı.

For more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon online travel route planner.

Drive from Ordu to Trabzon in 3 hours. In November in Trabzon, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Camlihemsin.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Camlihemsin

— 2 nights
Often shrouded in mist and drizzle, the tiny town of Camlihemsin sits high in the lush Fırtına Valley, which slopes all the way down to the Black Sea coast.
On the 14th (Sat), explore the activities along Firtina Deresi, admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi, and then stop by Lazika Cay. On your second day here, step into the grandiose world of Zilkale and then admire the sheer force of Palovit Selalesi.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Camlihemsin day trip site.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Camlihemsin takes 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

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Turkish Black Sea Coast travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Lookouts · Specialty Museums
Turkish Black Sea Coast is an anomaly in the country, isolated by a wall of mountains that trap damp winds and create a high amount of precipitation. As a result, the land is lush with evergreen trees, and thrives on tobacco and tea plantations, citrus groves, and cherry orchards. This rain-lovers paradise yields rich flora and fauna, crater lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and streams for tourists to explore by raft or canoe, or on foot. Swimmers will find cooler waters here, veiled by a seemingly permanent cloud of mist.