31 days in Turkey Itinerary

31 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Bursa
— 3 nights
Drive
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Cunda Island
— 2 nights
Drive
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Balikesir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uludag National Park
— 1 night
Drive
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Yalova
— 3 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Sapanca
— 5 nights
Drive
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Bolu
— 6 nights
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Bursa

— 3 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Koza Hani and Green Tomb. Visit Tombs of Osman and Orhan and Ulu Cami for their historical value. The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Sultan Camii and don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

To find other places to visit, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Bursa is an approximately 7.5-hour flight. While traveling from Doha, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Bursa, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Cunda Island.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Shopping

Cunda Island

— 2 nights
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Thu): get your bearings at Sevim & Necdet H. Kent Library and then examine the collection at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi. Keep things going the next day: appreciate the extensive heritage of Devil's Feast and then pause for some serene contemplation at Taksiyarhis Kilisesi.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Cunda Island route planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Cunda Island in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bursa to Cunda Island is minus 1 hour. In August in Cunda Island, expect temperatures between 38°C during the day and 27°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Balikesir.

Things to do in Cunda Island

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Balikesir

— 3 nights
Do some cultural sightseeing at Rahmi Koc Museum and BalIkesir National Forces Museum. Visiting Kaz Mountains and Degirmenbogazi Tabiat Parki will get you outdoors.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Balikesir trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Cunda Island to Balikesir takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Cunda Island in August, plan for little chillier nights in Balikesir, with lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Balikesir

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Uludag National Park

— 1 night
On the 10th (Tue), fly down the slopes at Kardanadam and then hit the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Uludag National Park trip itinerary planning tool.

Traveling by car from Balikesir to Uludag National Park takes 3 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Uludag National Park can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Yalova.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Yalova

— 3 nights
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Yuruyen Kosk and Asaf Family Beach. Visiting Burgazada and Delmece Yaylasi will get you outdoors. Explore Yalova's surroundings by going to Altinkemer Local Beach (in Karamursel) and Alman Koyu (in Heybeliada).

To find traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Yalova online tour itinerary planner.

Drive from Uludag National Park to Yalova in 2.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 35°C, and evening lows to 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 7 nights

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, see the interesting displays at Sakip Sabanci Museum, and wander the streets of Eminonu Square.

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

Getting from Yalova to Istanbul by car takes about 1.5 hours. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can go by car to Sapanca.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Sapanca

— 5 nights
Step out of the city life by going to Kuzuluk Tabiat Parki and Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki. Step off the beaten path and head to Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki and Sakarya Museum. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sapanca: Keremali Golu (in Sakarya) and Seka Park (in Izmit).

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Sapanca online driving holiday planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Sapanca in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a train. Traveling from Istanbul in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Sapanca, with lows of 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Bolu

— 6 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Get outdoors at Lake Abant Nature Park and Mavi Bayraklı Plajı. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Golcuk Tabiat Parki and Akkaya Travertenleri. Explore Bolu's surroundings by going to Duzce (Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı & Aydinpinar Selaleleri Tabiat Parki). There's more to do: explore the activities along Lake Golcuk.

To see ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bolu sightseeing planning website.

You can drive from Sapanca to Bolu in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trips

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Ruins · Architectural Buildings · 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.

Balikesir Province travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Balıkesir Province is a province in midwestern Turkey, having coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Its adjacent provinces are Çanakkale to the west, İzmir to the southwest, Manisa to the south, Kütahya to the southeast, and Bursa to the east. The provincial capital is Balıkesir City. Most of the province lies in the Marmara Region except the southern parts of Bigadiç Edremit, Kepsut, İvrindi, Savaştepe and Sındırgı districts and ones of Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gömeç and Havran, that bound the Aegean Region.Kaz Dağı, known also as Mount Ida, is located in this province.Balıkesir province is famous for its olives, thermal spas, and clean beaches, making it an important tourist destination. The province also hosts immense deposits of kaolinite and borax, with some open-pit mines. The Kaz mountains are also threatened with the expansion of gold mining using cyanide which puts the villagers' lives, the agricultural economy, and tourism at risk.Sites of interestBalıkesir is home to a number of natural attractions, including Kuş Cenneti (bird sanctuary) National Park; the bays of Erdek, Bandırma, and Edremit; Ayvalık's coastal beaches; Şeytan Sofrası, Marmara Islands, Alibey (Cunda) Island; the Erdek and Gönen open-air museums; Pamukçu-Bengi, Balya Dağ, Hisar, Hisarköy (Asarköy), Karağaç (Uyuz), Kepekler hot springs, Dutluca Village mineral springs, and Zeytinli Ada hot springs and mineral water springs.

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Yalova Province travel guide

4.1
Historic Sites · Parks · Waterfalls
Yalova Province is a province in northwestern Turkey, on the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Its adjacent provinces are Bursa to the south and Kocaeli to the east. The provincial capital is the city of Yalova. The population of the Yalova Province was 203,741 in 2010. Prior to 1930, the area around Yalova constituted a district of Kocaeli Province; from 1930 to 1995, it was made part of Istanbul Province; in 1995, the area was separated and made into the current Yalova Province.DistrictsYalova Province is divided into 6 districts: Altınova Armutlu Çiftlikköy Çınarcık Termal YalovaNotable natives Muharrem İnce - Politician Mehmet Okur - NBA basketball player Şebnem Ferah - Singer İzel (İzel Çeliköz) - Singer Dilara Yüzer - Actress

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Bolu Province travel guide

3.8
National Parks · Bodies of Water · Shopping Malls
Bolu Province is a province in northwestern Turkey. It's an important midpoint between the capital, Ankara and the largest city in the country, Istanbul. It covers an area of 7,410 km², and the population is 271,208.This is an attractive forested mountain district centered on the city of Bolu, which has a long history.There is plenty of forest but little agricultural land. There is some garden produce and dairy production including good cheeses and cream, most of this is consumed or sold locally, especially as Bolu has a large passing trade: Bolu Mountain is the major topographical obstacle on the Istanbul-Ankara highway, and until 2007, when the Bolu Mountain Tunnel is being opened, most travelers stopped here for food and refreshment. Bolu has a long tradition of high quality cuisine. Annual cookery competitions are held in Mengen.GeographyThe province is drained by the Bolu River and the Koca River.The forests, lakes and mountains are rich in wildlife including three deer species and very popular weekend and holiday retreats for walkers and climbers.Parts of the province are vulnerable to earthquakes.

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