15 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

15 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Fly to Esenboğa International Airport, Drive to Bolu
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Bolu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sinop
— 2 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ordu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trabzon
— 3 nights
Drive
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Camlihemsin
— 3 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Antalya

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Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Escape the urban bustle at Golcuk Tabiat Parki and Mavi Bayraklı Plajı. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki and Akcakoca Merkez Cami.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Bolu trip itinerary site.

Antalya to Bolu is an approximately 6-hour combination of flight and car. You can also drive. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Beaches

Side Trip

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. Kick off your visit on the 7th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alaattin Camii, then surround yourself with nature on Sinope Tours, then examine the collection at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion, and finally steep yourself in history at Pasa Tabyalari. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Hamsilos Tabiat Parki.

To see traveler tips, maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Sinop online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Sinop takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Wildlife · Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Samsun

— 2 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Kick off your visit on the 9th (Fri): contemplate the waterfront views at Kizilirmak Deltasi, then kick back and relax at Atakum Sahili, and then examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Gazi Museum, stroll the grounds of Amisos Mezarlari, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Samsun Merkez Mosque.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Samsun trip planner.

You can drive from Sinop to Samsun in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in July, Samsun is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Ordu

— 2 nights
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. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Kale Cami, step into the grandiose world of Giresun Castle, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Cami. Here are some ideas for day two: step into the grandiose world of Kurul Kalesi, enjoy the sand and surf at Uluburun Plaji, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Haci Miktad Cami, and finally admire the natural beauty at Millet Bahcesi.

To see ratings, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Ordu trip builder.

You can drive from Samsun to Ordu in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trip

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. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Soumela Monastery and Gulbahar Hatun Turbesi. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Hidirnebi Yaylasi and Gulbahar Hatun Cami. There's still lots to do: steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, see the interesting displays at Trabzonspor Samil Ekinci Museum, get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, and relax and rejuvenate at Meydan hamami.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Trabzon driving holiday site.

You can drive from Ordu to Trabzon in 3 hours. In July, daytime highs in Trabzon are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to drive to Camlihemsin.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Side Trip

Camlihemsin

— 3 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.
Get in touch with nature at Gito YaylasI and Huser YaylasI. Change things up with a short trip to Gelin Tulu Selalesi in Rize (about 36 minutes away). There's much more to do: admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi, admire the sheer force of Palovit Selalesi, explore the historical opulence of Zilkale, and explore the activities along Firtina Deresi.

For photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Camlihemsin trip planner.

Drive from Trabzon to Camlihemsin in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Parks · Nature · Trails · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.