39 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

39 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Black Sea Coast tour planner

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Trabzon
— 5 nights
Drive
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Caykara
— 1 night
Drive
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Camlihemsin
— 3 nights
Drive
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Artvin
— 4 nights
Drive
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Giresun
— 5 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 4 nights
Drive
7
Sinop
— 4 nights
Drive
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Kastamonu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Amasra
— 3 nights
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Bolu
— 5 nights
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Trabzon

— 5 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trabzon: Hemsin Organik Vadisi (in Rize) and Çal Mağarası (in Duzkoy). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, take in the dramatic natural features at Ortahisar, get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, and stroll through Hacka Yaylasi.

To see reviews, maps, and tourist information, read Trabzon tour planner.

Antalya to Trabzon is an approximately 4-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Antalya in July, you will find days in Trabzon are little chillier (31°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can go by car to Caykara.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Caykara

— 1 night
On the 9th (Thu), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sultan Murat Plateau and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

To find reviews, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Caykara tour itinerary planner.

You can drive from Trabzon to Caykara in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Camlihemsin.

Things to do in Caykara

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Camlihemsin

— 3 nights
Often shrouded in mist and drizzle, the tiny town of Camlihemsin sits high in the lush Fırtına Valley, which slopes all the way down to the Black Sea coast.
Camlihemsin is known for nature and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi, admire the sheer force of Tar Selalesi, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pokut YaylasI, and take in the dramatic natural features at Sal Yaylasi.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Camlihemsin vacation website.

Getting from Caykara to Camlihemsin by car takes about 2 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) early enough to drive to Artvin.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Artvin

— 4 nights
Go for a jaunt from Artvin to Savsat to see Karagol about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 15th (Wed) exploring nature at Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki.

To find photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Artvin itinerary website.

Traveling by car from Camlihemsin to Artvin takes 2.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Giresun.

Things to do in Artvin

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Giresun

— 5 nights
Giresun is the provincial capital of Giresun Province in the Black Sea Region of northeastern Turkey, about 175km west of the city of Trabzon.EtymologyGiresun was known to the ancient Greeks as Choerades or more prominently as Kerasous or Cerasus, the origin of the modern name.Pre-Greek and Greek linguist Robert S. P. Beekes has stated that the name Kerasous corresponds to κερασός (kerasós) "cherry" + -ουντ (a place marker). Venture out of the city with trips to Ordu (Kurul Kalesi, Boztepe, &more). Next up on the itinerary: step into the grandiose world of Giresun Castle, head outdoors with Kumbet Yaylasi, admire the sheer force of Kuzalan Waterfalls, and contemplate the long history of Kale Cami.

For maps, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Giresun online vacation planner.

Drive from Artvin to Giresun in 5.5 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Tue) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Giresun

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trip

Samsun

— 4 nights
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: examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, tour the pleasant surroundings at Atakum Sahili, browse the different shops at Piazza, and explore the activities along Kizilirmak Deltasi.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Samsun day trip planning tool.

You can drive from Giresun to Samsun in 3 hours. July in Samsun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Museums · Wildlife · Nature

Sinop

— 4 nights
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Hamsilos Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu, see the interesting displays at Ethnography Museum Arslan Torun Mansion, don't miss a visit to Inceburun Lighthouse, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Alaattin Camii.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Sinop online trip itinerary planner.

You can drive from Samsun to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Samsun in July since evenings lows in Sinop dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) early enough to travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Kastamonu

— 4 nights
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. Step out of Kastamonu with an excursion to Horma Kanyonu in Pinarbasi--about 1h 35 min away. Next up on the itinerary: take in the dramatic scenery at Ilica Selalesi, see the interesting displays at Mimar Vedat Tek Kultur ve Sanat Merkezi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kasaba Koyu Mahmut Bey Camii, and explore the historical opulence of Kastamonu Kalesi.

To find reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kastamonu vacation planning app.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Kastamonu takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can travel to Amasra.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature

Side Trip

Amasra

— 3 nights
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. When in Amasra, make a side trip to see Guzelcehisar PlajI in Guzelcehisar, approximately Guzelcehisar away. There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Amasra Castle, enjoy the sand and surf at Cakraz PlajI, tour the pleasant surroundings at Inkumu, and examine the collection at Amasra Museum.

To find photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Amasra vacation builder app.

You can drive from Kastamonu to Amasra in 3 hours. In August in Amasra, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 22°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Parks · Beaches · Outdoors · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolu

— 5 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Explore Bolu's surroundings by going to Duzce (Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı & Konuralp Muzesi). Spend the 6th (Thu) exploring nature at Lake Abant Nature Park. Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Yedigöller Milli Parkı. The adventure continues: contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk, make a trip to Tokadi Hayreddin Turbesi, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Golcuk Tabiat Parki, and get outside with Akkaya Travertenleri.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Bolu trip itinerary tool.

Traveling by car from Amasra to Bolu takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trip

Turkish Black Sea Coast travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Lookouts
Turkish Black Sea Coast is an anomaly in the country, isolated by a wall of mountains that trap damp winds and create a high amount of precipitation. As a result, the land is lush with evergreen trees, and thrives on tobacco and tea plantations, citrus groves, and cherry orchards. This rain-lovers paradise yields rich flora and fauna, crater lakes, waterfalls, rivers, and streams for tourists to explore by raft or canoe, or on foot. Swimmers will find cooler waters here, veiled by a seemingly permanent cloud of mist.