23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly
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Sinop
— 4 nights
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Amasya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Erzurum
— 5 nights
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Istanbul

— 9 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 striking features of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

For where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. While traveling from Manama, expect a bit cooler days and colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Sinop

— 4 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. Venture out of the city with trips to Sahin Tepesi (in Gerze) and Inalti Magarasi (in Ayancik). There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alaattin Camii, stroll around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri, get engrossed in the history at Sinop Archaeology Museum, and examine the collection at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion.

To see traveler tips, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Sinop trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Sinop. In August in Sinop, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) early enough to travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Sinop

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Amasya

— 4 nights
Amasya is known for historic sites, museums, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan II. Beyazit Mosque & Theological College, examine the collection at Amaasya Museum of Archeology, explore the ancient world of King Rock Tombs, and explore the activities along Boraboy Golu Tabiat Parki.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Amasya trip tool.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Amasya takes 4 hours. Traveling from Sinop in September, you will find days in Amasya are a bit warmer (32°C), and nights are slightly colder (13°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Erzurum.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Erzurum

— 5 nights
Erzurum is a city in eastern Anatolia . Erzurum is known for historic sites, nature, and winter sports. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Tortum, admire the sheer force of Tortum Waterfall, and steep yourself in history at Aziziye Tabyalari.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Erzurum trip maker tool.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Erzurum takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In September, Erzurum is little chillier than Amasya - with highs of 28°C and lows of 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Erzurum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Winter Sports

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.

Sinop Province travel guide

3.9
Bodies of Water · Parks · Landmarks
Sinop Province is a province of Turkey, along the Black Sea. It is located between 41 and 42 degrees North latitude and between 34 and 35 degrees East longitude. The surface area is 5,862 km², equivalent to 0.8% of Turkey's surface area. The borders total 475 km and consists of 300 km of land and 175 km seaside borders. Its adjacent provinces are Kastamonu on the west, Çorum on the south, and Samsun on the southeast. The provincial capital is the city of Sinop.GeographyRiversKızılırmak, Gökırmak, Sarsak çay, Karasu, Ayancık Suyu, Tepeçay, Çakıroğlu, KanlıdereLakesSülüklü, SarıkumBaysHamsilos BayDistrictsSinop province is divided into 9 districts (capital district in bold): AyancıkBoyabatDikmenDurağanErfelekGerzeSaraydüzüSinopTürkeli

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Amasya Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Ruins · Castles
Amasya Province is a province of Turkey, situated on the Yeşil River in the Black Sea Region to the north of the country. Area 5,520 km². Population 334,786.Its provincial capital is Amasya, the antique Amaseia mentioned in documents from the era of Alexander the Great and the birthplace of the geographer and historian Strabo. In Ottoman times Amasya was well known for its madrassas, especially as a centre for the Khalwati Sufi order.GeographyAmasya, between the Black Sea and inner Anatolia, lies at the centre of a region of fertile plains crossed by the Yeşilırmak, Çekerek, and Tersakan rivers.Despite being near the Black Sea AmasYa has Hot summers and moderately cold winters. Amasya is an agricultural province known as the best apple growing province in the country, and also producing tobacco, peaches, cherries and okra.{}DistrictsAmasya province is divided into 7 districts (capital district in bold): AmasyaGöynücekGümüşhacıköyHamamözüMerzifonSuluovaTaşova

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Erzurum Province travel guide

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Monuments · Ski Areas · Architectural Buildings
Erzurum Province is a province of Turkey in the Eastern Anatolia Region of the country. It is bordered by the provinces of Kars and Ağrı to the east, Muş and Bingöl to the south, Erzincan and Bayburt to the west, Rize and Artvin to the north and Ardahan to the northeast.GeographyThe surface area of the province of Erzurum is the fourth biggest in Turkey. The majority of the province is elevated. Most plateaus are about 2,000m above sea level, and the mountainous regions beyond the plateaus are 3,000m and higher. Depression plains are located between the mountains and plateaus. The southern mountain ranges include the Palandöken Mountains (highest peak Büyük Ejder 3,176m high) and the Şahveled Mountains (highest peak Çakmak Mountain 3,063m high). The northern mountain ranges are the second row elevations of the North Anatolian Mountains, i.e. Mescit Mountains (highest peak 3,239m high), Kargapazarı Mountains (highest peak 3,169m high) and Allahuekber Mountains. The two depression plains between these mountainous areas are Erzurum Plains and Hasankale Plains.

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