16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Start: Kuala Lumpur
Fly:  16 h
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 15 min
3
Artvin
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
4
Camlihemsin
— 1 night
Drive:  30 min
5
Rize
— 1 night
Drive:  4 h 15 min
6
Giresun
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h
7
Ordu
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
8
Samsun
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h 15 min
9
Sinop
— 1 night
Drive:  5 h 15 min
10
Guzelcehisar
— 1 night
Drive:  1 h 45 min
11
Pinarbasi
— 1 night
Drive + Fly:  21 h
End: Kuala Lumpur

3
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Hagia Sophia Museum and Topkapi Palace are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. And it doesn't end there: stop by Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip site.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Malaysia Time (MYT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 5 hours. Plan for much colder temperatures traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March, with highs in Istanbul at 14°C and lows at 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Wed) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Trabzon

Trabzon
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 5th (Thu): admire the verdant scenery at Hidirnebi Yaylasi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Trabzon trip builder.

Fly from Istanbul to Trabzon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Trabzon dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Thu) so you can travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Trabzon

Nature Parks Wildlife

Side Trip

Hidirnebi Yaylasi

1
night
Artvin

Artvin ©
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): don't miss a visit to Artvin Atatepe and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Artvin planning app.

Getting from Trabzon to Artvin by car takes about 3.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Camlihemsin.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki ©
Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki
Artvin Atatepe ©
Artvin Atatepe

1
night
Camlihemsin

Camlihemsin ©
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 7th (Sat), stop by Lazika Cay, take in the dramatic scenery at Palovit Selalesi, and then take in the dramatic natural features at Huser YaylasI.

For traveler tips, photos, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Camlihemsin trip itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Artvin to Camlihemsin in 2.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rize.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Nature Parks Shopping

Side Trip

Lazika Cay
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Huser YaylasI ©
Huser YaylasI

1
night
Rize

Rize
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 8th (Sun): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

For ratings, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Rize travel planner.

You can drive from Camlihemsin to Rize in an hour. In March, daytime highs in Rize are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Giresun.

Things to do in Rize

Nature Wildlife Parks

1
night
Giresun

Giresun ©
Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region of northeastern Turkey, about 175km west of the city of Trabzon.EtymologyGiresun was known to the ancient Greeks as Choerades or more prominently as Kerasous or Cerasus, the origin of the modern name.Pre-Greek and Greek linguist Robert S. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Pasakonagi Yaylasi and then kick back and relax at Uluburun Plaji.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read Giresun sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Rize to Giresun takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Ordu.

Things to do in Giresun

Parks Nature Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Pasakonagi Yaylasi ©
Pasakonagi Yaylasi

1
night
Ordu

Ordu
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. On the 10th (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Kurul Kalesi and then look for all kinds of wild species at Ulugol Yaylasi.

For maps, ratings, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Ordu road trip website.

You can drive from Giresun to Ordu in an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Ordu

Wildlife Historic Sites Parks

1
night
Samsun

Samsun ©
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Start off your visit on the 11th (Wed): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki and then stroll through Atakum Sahili.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Samsun trip planner.

Drive from Ordu to Samsun in 2 hours. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks Nature Wildlife
Highlights from your plan
Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki ©
Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki

1
night
Sinop

Sinop ©
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. On the 12th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alaattin Camii and then explore the striking landscape of Hamsilos Tabiat Parki.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Sinop day trip planner.

Getting from Samsun to Sinop by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Samsun in March, you will find days in Sinop are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (9°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Guzelcehisar.

Things to do in Sinop

Nature Wildlife Parks
Highlights from your plan
Alaattin Camii ©
Alaattin Camii

1
night
Guzelcehisar

Guzelcehisar
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): stroll through Guzelcehisar PlajI.

For more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Guzelcehisar trip itinerary builder app.

Drive from Sinop to Guzelcehisar in 5 hours. On the 13th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Pinarbasi.

Things to do in Guzelcehisar

Beaches Parks Outdoors

1
night
Pinarbasi

Pinarbasi
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Sat): explore the stunning scenery at Horma Kanyonu and then explore the striking landscape of Kure Daglari Milli Parki.

For maps, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Pinarbasi day trip site.

You can drive from Guzelcehisar to Pinarbasi in 2 hours. On the 14th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Pinarbasi

Nature Parks

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