16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 3 nights
Drive to Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport, Fly to Samsun Çarşamba Airport
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Samsun
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
Fly

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Izmit

— 4 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izmit: Yalova (Cevdet Aydin Parki & Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu), Orhan Gazi Camii (in Adapazari) and Mountain Bolu (in Bolu). Spend the 18th (Wed) exploring nature at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, get curious at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi, and steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi.

Make your Izmit itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Izmit is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Kuwait City in November, expect Izmit to be little chillier, temps between 18°C and 5°C. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Eskisehir

— 3 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Eskisehir is known for museums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Daglik Frigya Yazilikaya Vadisi, admire the striking features of Leaded Mosque - Eskisehir, admire nature's wide array of creatures at Eskisehir Buyuksehir Belediyesi Hayvanat Bahcesi, and get in on the family fun at Sazova Park.

To see reviews, photos, maps, and tourist information, use the Eskisehir road trip site.

You can drive from Izmit to Eskisehir in 3 hours. In November, Eskisehir is little chillier than Izmit - with highs of 15°C and lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

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 23rd (Mon): stroll around Bati Park, then see the interesting displays at Samsun Kent Muzesi, and then pause for some photo ops at Onur Anıtı.

For where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Samsun trip maker.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Eskisehir to Samsun. In November, Samsun is a bit warmer than Eskisehir - with highs of 20°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Museums

Istanbul

— 6 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , visit Taksim Square, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Samsun to Istanbul takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Samsun in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

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.