39 days in Izmit, Sakarya Province & Eskisehir Itinerary

39 days in Izmit, Sakarya Province & Eskisehir Itinerary

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Izmit
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Izmit
— 12 nights
Drive
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Sapanca
— 6 nights
Drive
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Sakarya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Adapazari
— 3 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 13 nights
Train to ISTANBUL(Pendik), Fly to Kuwait

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Izmit

— 12 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Izmit: Yalova (Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu, Yuruyen Kosk, &more), Muradiye Mosque (in Osmangazi) and Bursa (Ordekli Culture and Art Center, Ulu Cami, &more). Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, examine the collection at Gayret Gemi Museum, get curious at Kocaeli Bilim Merkezi, and browse the different shops at Outlet Center Izmit.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Izmit road trip website.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Izmit is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and car. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in November, with highs in Izmit at 18°C and lows at 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can go by car to Sapanca.

Things to do in Izmit

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Wildlife

Side Trips

Sapanca

— 6 nights
Change things up with these side-trips from Sapanca: Iznik (Iznik Museum, 1. Murat Hamami, &more), Bolu (Ataturk Orman Parki & Mountain Bolu) and Green Mosque (in Bursa). Spend the 10th (Thu) exploring nature at Sakarya Il Ormani Tabiat Parki.

To find ratings, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Sapanca trip planner.

Sapanca is just a short distance from Izmit. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in December, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to drive to Sakarya.

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Sakarya

— 4 nights
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Sakarya: Goynuk (Cubuk Golu, Aksemsettin Turbesi, &more) and Kuzuluk Tabiat Parki (in Kuzuluk).

For other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Sakarya day trip app.

Sakarya is just a stone's throw from Sapanca. In December, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can go by car to Adapazari.

Things to do in Sakarya

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Adapazari

— 3 nights
Adapazarı is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Sakarya Province. Step out of Adapazari to go to Karasu and see Maden Deresi, which is approximately 1h 5 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Orhan Gazi Camii, examine the collection at Earthquake & Cultural Museum, browse the different shops at Parkshop Outlet, and take in the exciting artwork at Arka Plan Sanat Galerisi.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Adapazari travel itinerary planner.

Adapazari is very close to Sakarya. In December, daily temperatures in Adapazari can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Adapazari

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Eskisehir

— 13 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Eskisehir: Afyonkarahisar (Afyon Mevlevihanesi, Imaret Camii, &more) and Kutahya (Kossuth House Museum, Aizonai Antik Kenti-2000 Yıllık Antik Roma Köprüsü, &more). And it doesn't end there: get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, don't miss a visit to Odunpazari Evleri, and steep yourself in history at Seyit Battal Gazi Kulliyesi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Eskisehir trip planning website.

You can drive from Adapazari to Eskisehir in 2.5 hours. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Adapazari in December; daily highs in Eskisehir reach 5°C and lows reach -3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Shopping

Side Trips

Sakarya Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Outdoor Activities · Parks
Sakarya is a province in Turkey, located on the coast of Black Sea. The Sakarya River creates a webbing of estuaries in the province.Sakarya is located in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli to the west, Bilecik to the south, Bolu to the southeast, and Düzce to the east. The capital of Sakarya is Adapazarı. The climate is oceanic due to its close proximity to the Black Sea.Sakarya is situated on the Ankara-Istanbul Highway. It is connected through both road and rail. Sakarya is serviced by Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The current mayor of Sakarya is Zeki Tocoglu (AKP).Surface area: 482,109.70 hectaresPopulation: 917,373 (TUİK – 2013)City traffic plate number: 54 The city of Sakarya, one of the most important cities in Turkey for its rapid growth and development, is also attention worthy for its natural beauties and cultural richness.It is one of the paradise-like spots of the country with its sea, beaches, lakes, rivers, highlands, thermal springs along with traditional Ottoman lifestyle districts such as Taraklı and Geyve, and historical relics inherited from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras that are worth witnessing.

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