31 days in Ankara & Amsterdam Itinerary

31 days in Ankara & Amsterdam Itinerary

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Ankara, Turkey
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 24 nights
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Ankara, Turkey

— 6 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Anitkabir and NallIhan Bird Sanctuary. Get a sense of the local culture at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi and Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi. Explore Ankara's surroundings by going to Beypazari (Sultan Alaaddin Camii & Beypazari Kent Tarihi Muzesi). The adventure continues: appreciate the extensive heritage of Hamamonu Restored Area, admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), see the interesting displays at Gokyay Chess Museum, and contemplate the long history of Pirinc Han.

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Istanbul to Ankara is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect nights in Ankara to be about the same, around 28°C, while days are slightly colder, around 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) so you can fly to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Ankara

Historic Sites · Museums · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Amsterdam, The Netherlands

— 24 nights

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at The Jordaan and The Amstel. Get some cultural insight at Van Gogh Museum and Rijksmuseum. Change things up with these side-trips from Amsterdam: National Park De Biesbosch (in Drimmelen), Rietplas (in Houten) and Natuurmonumenten Nieuwkoopse Plassen (in Woerdense Verlaat). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Herengracht, see the interesting displays at Museum Ons' Lieve Heer op Solder, appreciate the extensive heritage of Canals area, and take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House.

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Getting from Ankara to Amsterdam by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Ankara in August, things will get slightly colder in Amsterdam: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Mon) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Parks · Outdoors · Museums · Beaches

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