17 days in Turkey Itinerary

17 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip planner

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ankara
— 1 night
Drive
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Sinop
— 2 nights
Drive
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Amasya
— 1 night
Drive
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Ordu
— 1 night
Drive
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Duzkoy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Fly
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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Taksim Square, Istiklal Caddesi, Arasta Bazaar, and other attractions. On the 7th (Sat), contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally look for gifts at Mısır Çarşısı. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kanuni Sultan Suleyman Turbesi, hunt for treasures at Arasta Bazaar, wander the streets of Istiklal Caddesi, then explore the activities along Halic, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of Panagia Isodion, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii.

For reviews, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

London, UK to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from London to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from London in November, with lows around 17°C. You will leave for Ankara on the 9th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums

Ankara

— 1 night

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), Ankara Castle, Roman Baths, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): explore the ancient world of The Temple of Augustus and Rome, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Melike Hatun Camii, delve into the distant past at Roman Baths, then get to know the fascinating history of Ankara Castle, then admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Mosque (Cenab Ahmet), and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Tacettin Sultan Cami.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in November; daily highs in Ankara reach 9°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Ankara

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. To find out how to plan a trip to Sinop, use our trip itinerary maker.

You can drive from Ankara to Sinop in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. Traveling from Ankara in November, you will find days in Sinop are a bit warmer (17°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). You'll set off for Amasya on the 12th (Thu).

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Amasya

— 1 night
On the 12th (Thu), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, see the interesting displays at Amaasya Museum of Archeology, examine the collection at Sabuncuoglu TIp ve Cerrahi Muzesi, explore the historical opulence of Amasya Kalesi, then delve into the distant past at King Rock Tombs, and finally explore the ancient world of Citadel.

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Getting from Sinop to Amasya by car takes about 4 hours. Expect slightly colder evenings in Amasya when traveling from Sinop in November, with lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 13th (Fri) to allow time for travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

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. To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ordu online vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Ordu takes 4 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Duzkoy.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Duzkoy

— 2 nights
You've now added Aydintepe Underground City to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): take in the dramatic natural features at Kadiralak Yaylasi, explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası, then explore the fascinating underground world of Aydintepe Underground City, then get great views at Soumela Monastery, and finally stroll through Kackar Daglari Milli Parki. Keep things going the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Duzkoy day trip planner.

You can drive from Ordu to Duzkoy in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Mon) to allow time for the car ride to Trabzon.

Things to do in Duzkoy

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Trabzon

— 1 night
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 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Trabzon Kalesi.

For ratings, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon vacation maker site.

Getting from Duzkoy to Trabzon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: drive. In November, daytime highs in Trabzon are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. On the 17th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Antalya.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites
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Antalya

— 4 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Aspendos Bridge and Hadrian's Gate will appeal to history buffs. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Carya Golf Club and Sueno Hotels Golf Belek. There's lots more to do: tee off at Antalya Golf Club, wander the streets of Ataturk Boulevard, visit Kaleici, and enjoy the sand and surf at Mermerli Beach.

To find more things to do, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Antalya trip itinerary app.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Antalya takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Trabzon in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Antalya, with highs around 25°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 12°C. On the 22nd (Sun), you're off to home.

Things to do in Antalya

Outdoors · Parks · Golf · Beaches

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.