17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit
— 4 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 4 nights
Train
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Ankara
— 4 nights
Fly
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Samsun
— 4 nights
Fly

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Izmit

İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Explore Izmit's surroundings by going to Bursa (Tombs of Osman and Orhan, Ulu Cami, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, admire the landmark architecture of Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, and see the interesting displays at Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi.

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 October, things will get colder in Izmit: highs are around 22°C and lows about 9°C. On the 29th (Thu), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

4
nights
Eskisehir

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Get out of town with these interesting Eskisehir side-trips: Kutahya (Kutahya Ulu Camii & Germiyan Sokagi). There's much more to do: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, examine the collection at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi, don't miss a visit to Odunpazari Evleri, and kick back and relax at Kent Park.

To see more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Eskisehir holiday planner.

Getting from Izmit to Eskisehir by car takes about 3 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Izmit in October since evenings lows in Eskisehir dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

4
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Ankara

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, and get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read our Ankara road trip site.

Traveling by train from Eskisehir to Ankara takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Eskisehir in November, plan for little chillier days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping

4
nights
Samsun

Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Samsun is known for museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, stroll around Bati Park, pause for some photo ops at Onur Anıtı, and explore the activities along Kizilirmak Deltasi.

To see where to stay, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Samsun trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Ankara to Samsun with the Route module. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Ankara in November: highs in Samsun hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Parks · Wildlife · Nature

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.