36 days in Turkey Itinerary

36 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
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amasya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Safranbolu
— 5 nights
Drive
6
Eskisehir
— 4 nights
Drive
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Bolu
— 5 nights
Drive
8
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: explore the activities along Lake Van, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, explore the ancient world of Ancient Urartian site of Cavustepe (Sardurihinilli), and contemplate the long history of Karmravank Armenian Monastery.

To see maps, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Van trip itinerary maker website.

Manama, Bahrain to Van is an approximately 17-hour flight. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Erzincan.

Things to do in Van

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

3
nights
Erzincan

Venture out of the city with trips to Tunceli (Munzur Gozeleri & Munzur Vadisi Milli Parki) and Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki (in Gumushane).

To plan Erzincan vacation without wasting time, ask Inspirock to design an itinerary.

Traveling by car from Van to Erzincan takes 8 hours. Alternatively, you can fly. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in September, and nighttime lows around 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Erzincan

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

4
nights
Samsun

Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Samsun is known for museums, shopping, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, kick back and relax at Atakum Sahili, and browse the different shops at Piazza.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Samsun trip itinerary builder site.

You can drive from Erzincan to Samsun in 5.5 hours. Another option is to fly. When traveling from Erzincan in September, plan for a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Samsun: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 17°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can go by car to Amasya.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Museums · Beaches · Historic Sites

4
nights
Amasya

You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amasya: Ballıca Mağarası (in Tokat) and Corum (Great Temple, Corum Muzesi, &more).

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, use the Amasya trip builder.

Getting from Samsun to Amasya by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive. Traveling from Samsun in September, plan for little chillier nights in Amasya, with lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Wed) so you can travel to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasya

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

5
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: Zonguldak (Gokgol Magarasi & Maden Muzesi) and Kastamonu (Mimar Vedat Tek Kultur ve Sanat Merkezi & Liva Pasa Mansion Ethnography Museum). There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Kristal Teras, Head underground at Bulak Cave, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Koprulu Mehmet Pasa Camii, and hunt for treasures at Tarihi Demirciler Carsisi.

To see photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Safranbolu online route planner.

Traveling by car from Amasya to Safranbolu takes 4.5 hours. When traveling from Amasya in September, plan for a bit cooler days in Safranbolu, with highs around 28°C, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 19°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trips

4
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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: find something for the whole family at Sazova Park, don't miss a visit to Odunpazari Evleri, pause for some photo ops at Midas Monument, and examine the collection at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi.

To find reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir travel website.

You can drive from Safranbolu to Eskisehir in 5 hours. Traveling from Safranbolu in October, Eskisehir is little chillier at night with lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

5
nights
Bolu

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Bolu: Duzce (Duzce Rafting & Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı). Spend the 13th (Tue) exploring at Lake Abant Nature Park. Spend the 12th (Mon) exploring nature at Golcuk Tabiat Parki. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Lake Golcuk, browse the different shops at Highway Outlet, stroll around Ataturk Orman Parki, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yedigöller Milli Parkı.

For maps, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Bolu driving holiday planning tool.

Drive from Eskisehir to Bolu in 4 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel to Izmit.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

6
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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: Bursa (Bursa Archaeological Museum, Cumalikizik, &more), Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Yuruyen Kosk (in Yalova). There's still lots to do: walk around Seka Park, explore the galleries of Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, and explore the activities along Sapanca Lake.

To see maps, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, read Izmit day trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Izmit takes 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in October, and nighttime lows around 9°C. On the 20th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods

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.