27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bolu
— 3 nights
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Akcakoca
— 1 night
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Zonguldak
— 1 night
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Amasra
— 3 nights
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Cide
— 2 nights
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Safranbolu
— 2 nights
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Karabuk
— 1 night
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Kastamonu
— 1 night
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Sinop
— 1 night
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Samsun
— 1 night
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Ordu
— 1 night
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Giresun
— 1 night
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Akcaabat
— 1 night
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Caykara
— 1 night
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Rize
— 3 nights
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Artvin
— 1 night
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Savsat
— 1 night
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Trabzon
— 1 night
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Bolu

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bolu: Ahi Muzesi (in Mudurnu) and Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı (in Duzce). Spend the 25th (Mon) exploring nature at Yedigöller Milli Parkı. There's much more to do: work some fitness into your day at Lake Abant Nature Park, browse the different shops at Highway Outlet, and explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Bolu trip planner.

Canakkale to Bolu is an approximately 6.5-hour car ride. You can also do a combination of flight and car. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to drive to Akcakoca.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Shopping

Side Trips

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Akcakoca

Akçakoca is both a town and district of Düzce Province, in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located about 200 km east of Istanbul. On the 28th (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akcakoca Merkez Cami, then Head underground at Fakıllı Cave, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Mavi Bayraklı Plajı.

To find ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Akcakoca trip tool.

You can drive from Bolu to Akcakoca in 1.5 hours. In May in Akcakoca, expect temperatures between 22°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Zonguldak.

Things to do in Akcakoca

Parks · Beaches · Nature · Historic Sites

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Zonguldak

Zonguldak is a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. On the 29th (Fri), get a new perspective on nature at Maden Muzesi and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gokgol Magarasi.

To see photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Zonguldak online tour planner.

Getting from Akcakoca to Zonguldak by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. On the 29th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Amasra.

Things to do in Zonguldak

Nature · Parks · Museums
Highlights from your trip

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Amasra

Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. Amasra is known for historic sites, beaches, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the historical opulence of Amasra Castle, examine the collection at Amasra Museum, tour the pleasant surroundings at Cakraz PlajI, and head off the coast to Rabbit Island.

For ratings, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Amasra trip maker.

Traveling by car from Zonguldak to Amasra takes 2 hours. In May, daily temperatures in Amasra can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 15°C. On the 1st (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cide.

Things to do in Amasra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Museums

Side Trip

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Cide

On your second day here, explore the stunning scenery at Ulukaya Kanyonu, explore the striking landscape of Kure Daglari Milli Parki, and then explore the stunning scenery at Horma Kanyonu.

To find maps, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Cide travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Amasra to Cide takes 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 27°C in June, and nighttime lows around 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Cide

Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Safranbolu

Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Hidirlik Tepesi Safranbolu, then see the interesting displays at Kaymakamlar Muze, then get to know the fascinating history of Kristal Teras, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Tokatli Kanyonu. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): explore the fascinating underground world of Bulak Cave, then take in the views from Incekaya Su Kemeri, and then stop by Safranbolu Eski Carsi.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu driving holiday planner.

Traveling by car from Cide to Safranbolu takes 3.5 hours. June in Safranbolu sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Karabuk.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Nature · Parks · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites

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Karabuk

Karabük is a town and the capital district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 6th (Sat): explore the activities along Baklabostan Selalesi and then identify plant and animal life at Seker Kanyonu.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Karabuk trip planner.

Karabuk is very close to Safranbolu. In June in Karabuk, expect temperatures between 27°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Sat) to allow time for travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Karabuk

Parks · Nature · Wildlife
Highlights from your trip

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Kastamonu

Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Kastamonu trip planner.

You can drive from Karabuk to Kastamonu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites

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Sinop

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. On the 8th (Mon), explore the activities along Hamsilos Koyu, make a trip to Sinop Cezaevi, and then walk around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri.

For reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Sinop day trip site.

Traveling by car from Kastamonu to Sinop takes 2.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature

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Samsun

Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. On the 9th (Tue), examine the collection at Samsun Kent Muzesi, then pause for some photo ops at Onur Anıtı, and then see the interesting displays at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi.

To see more things to do, maps, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Samsun online journey builder.

You can drive from Sinop to Samsun in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Sinop in June since evenings lows in Samsun dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums

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Ordu

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. Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): get great views at Boztepe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yason Kilisesi, and then explore the historical opulence of Kurul Kalesi.

For ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Ordu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Samsun to Ordu takes 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Giresun.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

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Giresun

Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region of northeastern Turkey, about 175km west of the city of Trabzon.EtymologyGiresun was known to the ancient Greeks as Choerades or more prominently as Kerasous or Cerasus, the origin of the modern name.Pre-Greek and Greek linguist Robert S. On the 11th (Thu), step off the mainland to explore Giresun Island, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Kapu Cami, then step into the grandiose world of Giresun Castle, and finally admire the natural beauty at Millet Bahcesi.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Giresun trip planner.

Traveling by car from Ordu to Giresun takes an hour. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Akcaabat.

Things to do in Giresun

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Akcaabat

Akçaabat is a town and district of Trabzon Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): appreciate the views at Hidirnebi Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Sera Golu.

For reviews, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Akcaabat road trip planner.

Getting from Giresun to Akcaabat by car takes about 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Akcaabat are 28°C, while nighttime lows are 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Caykara.

Things to do in Akcaabat

Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

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Caykara

Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sat): look for all kinds of wild species at Sultan Murat Plateau and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

To find maps and more tourist information, you can read our Caykara itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Akcaabat to Caykara takes 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can go by car to Rize.

Things to do in Caykara

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

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Rize

Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rize: Camlihemsin (Palovit Selalesi, Zilkale, &more) and Lazika Cay (in Ardesen). The adventure continues: explore the activities along Firtina Deresi, Head underground at Pileki Magarasi, explore the historical opulence of Rize Kalesi, and explore the striking landscape of Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

To see other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rize vacation planner.

Drive from Caykara to Rize in an hour. June in Rize sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Tue) early enough to drive to Artvin.

Things to do in Rize

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Artvin

Start off your visit on the 17th (Wed): take in panoramic vistas at Hatila Cam Seyir Terasi and then admire the sheer force of Mencuna Waterfalls.

To see more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Artvin trip planner.

You can drive from Rize to Artvin in 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can drive to Savsat.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature · Parks

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Savsat

Şavşat is a town and district of Artvin Province in the Black Sea region, between the cities of Artvin and Kars on the border with Georgia at the far eastern end of Turkey.GeographyLike most districts of Artvin this is a beautiful hilly area surrounded by high mountains on all sides, including the 3537m Karçkal mountains to the west, and watered by many mountain streams and pools. On the 18th (Thu), explore the activities along Karagol.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Savsat route planner.

Traveling by car from Artvin to Savsat takes 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Thu) to allow time for travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Savsat

Nature · Parks

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Trabzon

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 19th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Soumela Monastery, and then steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü.

To find where to stay, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Trabzon trip planner.

Drive from Savsat to Trabzon in 4.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites

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.