29 days in Turkey Itinerary

29 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Van
— 4 nights
Drive
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Erzincan
— 2 nights
Drive
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Kemaliye
— 1 night
Drive
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Samsun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 5 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 5 nights
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Bursa
— 6 nights
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Van

— 4 nights
Van is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Van, explore the historical opulence of Van Castle (Van Kalesi), step off the mainland to explore Akdamar Island, and explore the ancient world of Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli).

To see more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Van trip itinerary app.

Manama, Bahrain to Van is an approximately 17-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Erzincan.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Erzincan

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Fri): explore the different monuments and memorials at Terzibaba Mezarligi, then take in breathtaking views at Kemaliye KaranlIk Kanyon, and then appreciate the history behind Erzincan Saat Kulesi. On your second day here, paddle through the water with Ergan Dagi ve Kayak Merkezi, then admire the sheer force of Girlevik Waterfall, and then make a trip to Ataturk Portresi.

To find photos, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Erzincan trip planner.

You can drive from Van to Erzincan in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. September in Erzincan sees daily highs of 33°C and lows of 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) so you can travel to Kemaliye.

Things to do in Erzincan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Kemaliye

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): learn more about the world around you at Ali Demirsoy Doga Tarihi Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Erzincan Kemaliye Ocak Koyu Ali Gurer Muzesi, and then examine the collection at Ahmet Kutsi Tecer Kultur Evi.

For photos, where to stay, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Kemaliye sightseeing planning site.

Drive from Erzincan to Kemaliye in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Erzincan in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Kemaliye, with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Kemaliye

Museums

Samsun

— 5 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Samsun is known for museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, enjoy the sand and surf at Atakum Sahili, explore the activities along Kizilirmak Deltasi, and browse the different shops at Piazza.

For traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Samsun journey tool.

Traveling by car from Kemaliye to Samsun takes 6.5 hours. Traveling from Kemaliye in September, you will find days in Samsun are a bit cooler (29°C), and nights are about the same (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) early enough to travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Safranbolu

— 5 nights
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Get out of town with these interesting Safranbolu side-trips: Kastamonu (Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi, Kasaba Koyu Mahmut Bey Camii, &more) and Yedigöller Milli Parkı (in Bolu). There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kristal Teras, take in panoramic vistas at Tarihi Saat Kulesi, trek along Tokatli Kanyonu, and hunt for treasures at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi.

For other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Safranbolu online road trip planner.

Getting from Samsun to Safranbolu by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and car. In September, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) early enough to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Eskisehir

— 5 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eskisehir: Afyonkarahisar (Afyonkarahisar Kalesi, Karahisar Kalesi, &more). The adventure continues: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, get engrossed in the history at Eskisehir Kurtulus Muzesi, stroll around Kent Park, and see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi.

To see ratings and more tourist information, read Eskisehir route planner.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Eskisehir in 5 hours. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Safranbolu in September since evenings lows in Eskisehir dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors

Side Trip

Bursa

— 6 nights
The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Bursa is known for shopping, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Osman and Orhan, and explore the activities along Golyazi.

To see maps, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bursa trip builder.

You can drive from Eskisehir to Bursa in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Eskisehir in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bursa, with lows of 20°C. On the 27th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

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.

Erzincan Province travel guide

3.8
Waterfalls · Canyons · Outdoor Activities
Erzincan Province is a province in the eastern region of Anatolia, Turkey, and home to Erzincan, a city which was destroyed and rebuilt after an earthquake of magnitude 7.9 on December 27, 1939. The population was 224,949 in 2010.GeographyErzincan is traversed by the northeasterly line of equal latitude and longitude.DistrictsErzincan province is divided into 9 districts (capital district in bold): ÇayırlıErzincanİliçKemahKemaliyeOtlukbeliRefahiyeTercanÜzümlü

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Samsun Province travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Shopping Malls · Monuments
Samsun Province is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 . Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey and the largest and busiest port in the Black Sea.GeographyLakesLadik lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lakeRiversKızılırmak,Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün SuyuDistrictsSamsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which are included in the municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters). İlkadım Canik Atakum TekkeköyAlaçamAsarcıkAyvacıkBafraÇarşambaHavzaKavakLadikOndokuzmayısSalıpazarıTermeVezirköprüYakakent

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