34 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

34 days in Kocaeli Province Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Kocaeli Province holiday planner

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Izmit
— 14 nights
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Kerpe
— 19 nights
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Izmit

— 14 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Explore Izmit's surroundings by going to Darica (Faruk YalcIn Hayvanat Bahcesi ve Botanik Parki & Faruk Yalcin Zoo), Altinkemer Local Beach (in Karamursel) and Gebze (Osman Hamdi Bey House and Museum, Coban Mustafa Pasa Camii, &more). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki. Spend the 2nd (Thu) exploring nature at Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, get curious at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi, see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Izmit visit app.

Istanbul to Izmit is an approximately 1.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Istanbul in June, expect slightly colder with lows of 15°C in Izmit. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Kerpe.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Side Trips

Kerpe

— 19 nights
When in Kerpe, make a side trip to see Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki in Kartepe, approximately Kartepe away.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, read Kerpe travel route planning site.

Traveling by car from Izmit to Kerpe takes 1.5 hours. In July in Kerpe, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. On the 26th (Sun), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kerpe

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

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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