31 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

31 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kocaeli Province route planner

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Kerpe
— 12 nights
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Izmit
— 18 nights
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Kerpe

— 12 nights
Step out of Kerpe to go to Kartepe and see Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki, which is approximately 1h 5 min away.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Kerpe trip planner.

Istanbul to Kerpe is an approximately 2.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Kerpe. You'll set off for Izmit on the 27th (Sat).

Things to do in Kerpe

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trips

Izmit

— 18 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Get out of town with these interesting Izmit side-trips: Darica (Faruk YalcIn Hayvanat Bahcesi ve Botanik Parki & Faruk Yalcin Zoo), Altinkemer Local Beach (in Karamursel) and Gebze (Osman Hamdi Bey House and Museum, Doga Ciftlik, &more). And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, see the interesting displays at Hizir Reis Denizalti Muzesi, walk around Seka Park, and engage your brain at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Izmit journey website.

Traveling by car from Kerpe to Izmit takes 1.5 hours. In June, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 15°C. You will leave for home on the 15th (Wed).

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Kocaeli Province travel guide

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Zoos · Shopping Malls · Parks
Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

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