41 days in Turkey Itinerary

41 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey holiday planner

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Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Rize
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Rize
— 3 nights
Drive
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
Drive
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Ordu
— 3 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 1 night
Fly to Esenboğa International Airport, Drive to Bolu
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Bolu
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sapanca
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bursa
— 4 nights
Drive
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Yalova
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 14 nights
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Rize

— 3 nights
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". You'll find plenty of places to visit near Rize: Lazika Cay (in Ardesen) and Camlihemsin (Zilkale, Palovit Selalesi, &more). And it doesn't end there: appreciate the views at Hemsin Organik Vadisi, admire the sheer force of Gelin Tulu Selalesi, contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi, and explore the wealth of natural beauty at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki.

To find photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Rize online itinerary planner.

Doha, Qatar to Rize is an approximately 15.5-hour combination of flight and car. Traveling from Doha in July, expect nights in Rize to be little chillier, around 25°C, while days are much colder, around 31°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Uzungol

— 1 night
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. On the 6th (Mon), tour the pleasant surroundings at Sultan Murat Plateau, tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarikaya Yaylasi, and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

To see photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Uzungol trip planner.

Drive from Rize to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Trabzon

— 4 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trabzon: Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki (in Gumushane) and Culture Museum (in Ortahisar). And it doesn't end there: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Fatih Camii, and take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Trabzon sightseeing planning app.

Traveling by car from Uzungol to Trabzon takes 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Ordu

— 3 nights
Ordu is a port city on the Black Sea coast of Turkey, historically also known as Cotyora, and the capital of Ordu Province with a population of 205,396 in the city center. Change things up with these side-trips from Ordu: Giresun (Sebinkarahisar Castle, Haci Miktad Cami, &more). The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Boztepe, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Yason Kilisesi, and explore the historical opulence of Kurul Kalesi.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Ordu visit planner.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Ordu takes 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Ordu

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks

Side Trip

Samsun

— 1 night
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. On the 14th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Onur Anıtı, then stroll around Bati Park, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Atakum Sahili.

To see reviews, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Samsun journey planning site.

Getting from Ordu to Samsun by car takes about 2.5 hours. July in Samsun sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) so you can travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches
Highlights from your trip

Bolu

— 4 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Venture out of the city with trips to Eregli Museum (in Eregli) and Duzce (Aydinpinar Selaleleri Tabiat Parki & Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Karagol Tabiat Parki. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Lake Golcuk and explore the striking landscape of Golcuk Tabiat Parki.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Bolu trip itinerary builder website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Samsun to Bolu. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can travel to Sapanca.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Museums

Side Trips

Sapanca

— 3 nights
To find ratings, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Sapanca trip itinerary maker tool.

You can drive from Bolu to Sapanca in 1.5 hours. In July in Sapanca, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 17°C at night. You'll set off for Bursa on the 21st (Tue).

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks · Nature · Museums · Wildlife

Bursa

— 4 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.
Bursa is known for shopping, historic sites, and nature. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, walk around Bursa Culture Park, don't miss a visit to Fidan Han, and explore the ancient world of Muradiye Complex.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Bursa online trip builder.

Traveling by car from Sapanca to Bursa takes 2 hours. Traveling from Sapanca in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Bursa, with lows of 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to go by car to Yalova.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trip

Yalova

— 2 nights
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Yuruyen Kosk, then examine the collection at Ataturk Kosku, then hike along Delmece Yaylasi, and finally stroll around Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale. On your second day here, take in the spiritual surroundings of Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami), admire the sheer force of Erikli Waterfall, and then take in the dramatic scenery at Su Dusen Selalesi.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Yalova attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Yalova takes 1.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Trails

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 14 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Drive from Yalova to Istanbul in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks

Turkey travel guide

4.3
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.

Samsun Province travel guide

3.9
Specialty Museums · Shopping Malls · Monuments
Samsun Province is a province of Turkey on the Black Sea coast with a population of 1,252,693 . Its adjacent provinces are Sinop on the northwest, Çorum on the west, Amasya on the south, Tokat on the southeast on the east. Its traffic code is 55. The provincial capital is Samsun, one of the most populated cities in Turkey and the largest and busiest port in the Black Sea.GeographyLakesLadik lake, Akgöl, Dumanlı lake, Semenlik lakeRiversKızılırmak,Yeşilırmak, Terme river, Aptal Suyu, Mert Irmağı, Kürtün SuyuDistrictsSamsun province is divided into 17 districts, four of which are included in the municipality of Samsun city (shown in boldface letters). İlkadım Canik Atakum TekkeköyAlaçamAsarcıkAyvacıkBafraÇarşambaHavzaKavakLadikOndokuzmayısSalıpazarıTermeVezirköprüYakakent

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