2 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

2 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

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Izmit

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İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, hit the slopes at Kartepe Ski Center, and then buy something for everyone on your list at Outlet Center Izmit. Here are some ideas for day two: get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, then steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, and then walk around Seka Park.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Izmit tour planner.

Istanbul to Izmit is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in February since evenings lows in Izmit dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to go by car back home.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Winter Sports

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Kocaeli Province travel guide

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Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

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