26 days in Turkey Itinerary

26 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday planner

Make it your trip
Fly to Van Ferit Melen Airport, Drive to Van
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Van
— 5 nights
Drive
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Erzurum
— 6 nights
Drive
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Amasya
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sinop
— 4 nights
Fly
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly

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Van

— 5 nights
Van is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the activities along Lake Van, take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami, explore the ancient world of Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli), and step off the mainland to explore Akdamar Island.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Van online trip planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Van is an approximately 17-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Erzurum.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Erzurum

— 6 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: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, appreciate the history behind Twin Minaret Madrasa, take in the dramatic scenery at Tortum Waterfall, and don't miss a visit to Abdurrahman Gazi Tomb.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Erzurum trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Van to Erzurum takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Erzurum can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Amasya.

Things to do in Erzurum

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Amasya

— 7 nights
Explore Amasya's surroundings by going to Tokat (Almus Baraj Golu & Ballıca Mağarası) and Samsun (Piazza, Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, &more).

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Amasya online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Erzurum to Amasya takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of flight and car. Traveling from Erzurum in August, expect a bit warmer with lows of 18°C in Amasya. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Amasya

Parks · Museums · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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. Sinop is known for nature, parks, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Alaattin Camii, don't miss a visit to Sinop Cezaevi, stroll around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri, and explore the activities along Hamsilos Koyu.

Start your trip to Sinop by creating a personalized itinerary on Inspirock.

Drive from Amasya to Sinop in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Traveling from Amasya in September, you will find days in Sinop are little chillier (28°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (21°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sinop

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

Istanbul

— 3 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 galleries of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Sinop to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sinop in September, with lows around 26°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.

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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