31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Fly
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Van
— 3 nights
Drive
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Erzincan
— 3 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 5 nights
Drive
4
Safranbolu
— 4 nights
Drive
5
Eskisehir
— 4 nights
Drive
6
Bolu
— 3 nights
Drive
7
Izmit
— 6 nights
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Bahrain International Airport

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Van

Van is known for nature, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Van, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Holy Cross Church, buy something for everyone on your list at Aydin Periham AVM, and explore the historical opulence of Van Castle (Van Kalesi).

To find where to stay, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Van trip itinerary planner.

Manama, Bahrain to Van is an approximately 17-hour flight. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Erzincan.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Shopping

3
nights
Erzincan

When in Erzincan, make a side trip to see Munzur Gozeleri in Tunceli, approximately Tunceli away.

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Erzincan vacation planning tool.

Getting from Van to Erzincan by car takes about 8 hours. Other options: fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Samsun.

Things to do in Erzincan

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trip

5
nights
Samsun

Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Samsun: Amasya (Sehzadeler Museum, King Rock Tombs, &more). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, appreciate the history behind Samsun Amazon Heykeli, buy something for everyone on your list at Piazza, and stroll around Bati Park.

To see more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Samsun trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Erzincan to Samsun takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. When traveling from Erzincan in September, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Samsun: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Wed) early enough to travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trip

4
nights
Safranbolu

Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Safranbolu: Amasra Castle (in Amasra) and Zonguldak (Maden Muzesi & Gokgol Magarasi). There's still lots to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kristal Teras, Head underground at Bulak Cave, look for gifts at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi, and examine the collection at Kaymakamlar Muze.

For where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Safranbolu trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Samsun to Safranbolu in 5 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and car. September in Safranbolu sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

4
nights
Eskisehir

Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Eskisehir is known for museums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Akvaryum Dunyasi, see the interesting displays at Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi, and learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Eskisehir Buyuksehir Belediyesi Hayvanat Bahcesi.

For photos, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Eskisehir day trip tool.

Traveling by car from Safranbolu to Eskisehir takes 5 hours. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Eskisehir when traveling from Safranbolu in September, with lows around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

3
nights
Bolu

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. On the 2nd (Fri), explore the striking landscape of Yedigöller Milli Parkı. On your second day here, let the river carry you with Duzce Rafting, then walk around Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk.

Find out how to plan Bolu trip without stress by asking Inspirock to help create an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Eskisehir to Bolu takes 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Tours

Side Trip

6
nights
Izmit

İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Change things up with these side-trips from Izmit: Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik), Ataturk Kosku (in Termal) and Yalova (Yuruyen Kosk, Cevdet Aydin Parki, &more). There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, stroll around Seka Park, see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, and explore the activities along Sapanca Lake.

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read our Izmit vacation planner.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Izmit takes 2 hours. October in Izmit sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 9°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

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.