60 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

60 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkish Black Sea Coast travel route planner

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Fly to Istanbul Airport, Drive to Bolu
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Bolu
— 7 nights
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Akcakoca
— 4 nights
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Zonguldak
— 2 nights
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Amasra
— 4 nights
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Kastamonu
— 6 nights
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Sinop
— 5 nights
Drive
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Samsun
— 8 nights
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Giresun
— 6 nights
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Trabzon
— 7 nights
Drive
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Artvin
— 5 nights
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Camlihemsin
— 3 nights
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Caykara
— 2 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Khartoum International Airport

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Bolu

— 7 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Change things up with these side-trips from Bolu: Duzce (Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı & Samandere Selalesi Tabiat Aniti). Spend the 1st (Wed) exploring at Lake Abant Nature Park. Spend the 4th (Sat) exploring nature at Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Yedigöller Milli Parkı, explore the activities along Lake Golcuk, hit the slopes at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi, and browse the different shops at Highway Outlet.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, use the Bolu day trip planner.

Khartoum, Sudan to Bolu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Khartoum to Bolu due to the time zone difference. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Akcakoca.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Side Trip

Akcakoca

— 4 nights
Akçakoca is both a town and district of Düzce Province, in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located about 200 km east of Istanbul. Venture out of the city with trips to Duzce (Konuralp Muzesi & Aydinpinar Selaleleri Tabiat Parki) and Eregli (Eregli Museum & Cehennemagzi Magarasi). The adventure continues: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Akcakoca Merkez Cami, explore the fascinating underground world of Fakıllı Cave, enjoy the sand and surf at Kalkin Plaji, and walk around CumayanI Mesire AlanI.

For traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, read our Akcakoca planner.

You can drive from Bolu to Akcakoca in 1.5 hours. In June, daytime highs in Akcakoca are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can go by car to Zonguldak.

Things to do in Akcakoca

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips

Zonguldak

— 2 nights
Zonguldak is a city and the capital of Zonguldak Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. Start off your visit on the 12th (Sun): get to know the resident critters at Canakcilar Hayvanat Bahcesi ve Botanik Park, get a new perspective on nature at Maden Muzesi, and then explore the fascinating underground world of Gokgol Magarasi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll through Filyos Plaji, then step into the grandiose world of Filyos Castle, and then browse the different shops at Esas 67Burda AVM.

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Drive from Akcakoca to Zonguldak in 1.5 hours. June in Zonguldak sees daily highs of 27°C and lows of 19°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Amasra.

Things to do in Zonguldak

Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trip

Amasra

— 4 nights
Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Amasra: Cide (Gideros Koyu & Tug Tepesi). The adventure continues: step into the grandiose world of Amasra Castle, kick back and relax at Inkumu, stroll through Cakraz PlajI, and hunt for treasures at Cekiciler CarsIsI.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Amasra tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Zonguldak to Amasra takes 2 hours. In June, daytime highs in Amasra are 27°C, while nighttime lows are 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Amasra

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Kastamonu

— 6 nights
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. Get out of town with these interesting Kastamonu side-trips: Pinarbasi (Horma Kanyonu & Kure Daglari Milli Parki). Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Ilgaz Mountain National Park. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi, appreciate the views at Valla Kanyonu Seyir Terasi, explore the historical opulence of Kastamonu Kalesi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Ilica Selalesi.

For other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Kastamonu online sightseeing planner.

You can drive from Amasra to Kastamonu in 3 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Kastamonu

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Sinop

— 5 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. Take a break from Sinop with a short trip to Sahin Tepesi in Gerze, about 54 minutes away. Spend the 28th (Tue) exploring nature at Hamsilos Tabiat Parki. And it doesn't end there: make a trip to Sinop Cezaevi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alaattin Camii, stroll around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri, and contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu.

Make your Sinop itinerary with Inspirock to find out what to see and where to go.

You can drive from Kastamonu to Sinop in 2.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

Samsun

— 8 nights
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Spend the 6th (Wed) exploring nature at Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, walk around Bati Park, look for all kinds of wild species at Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti, and buy something for everyone on your list at Piazza.

Before you visit Samsun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Samsun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Samsun, with lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough to travel to Giresun.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Shopping

Giresun

— 6 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). Explore Giresun's surroundings by going to Ordu (Pasaoglu Mansion & Ethnography Museum, Boztepe, &more) and Tirebolu Kalesi (in Tirebolu). There's lots more to do: step into the grandiose world of Giresun Castle, take in the awesome beauty at Sis Dagi, get outside with kumbet yaylasi, and admire the natural beauty at Millet Bahcesi.

Before you visit Giresun, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by car from Samsun to Giresun takes 3 hours. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Giresun

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Trabzon

— 7 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Go for a jaunt from Trabzon to Duzkoy to see Çal Mağarası about 1 hour away. Spend the 16th (Sat) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's still lots to do: get great views at Soumela Monastery, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, and appreciate the views at Zagnos Vadisi.

To find where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Trabzon route planner.

Getting from Giresun to Trabzon by car takes about 2 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to travel to Artvin.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

Side Trips

Artvin

— 5 nights
Step out of Artvin with an excursion to Karagol in Savsat--about 1h 30 min away. Spend the 22nd (Fri) exploring nature at Borcka Karagol Tabiat Parki. Spend the 23rd (Sat) exploring nature at Karagol Sahara Milli Parki.

To find traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Artvin trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Artvin takes 3.5 hours. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to drive to Camlihemsin.

Things to do in Artvin

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Camlihemsin: Lazika Cay (in Ardesen) and Rize (Rize Kalesi, Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, &more). And it doesn't end there: admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi, take in the dramatic scenery at Tar Selalesi, explore the activities along Firtina Deresi, and step into the grandiose world of Zilkale.

To find photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Camlihemsin trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Artvin to Camlihemsin takes 2.5 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Caykara.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Shopping

Side Trips

Caykara

— 2 nights
Start off your visit on the 28th (Thu): identify plant and animal life at Sultan Murat Plateau and then contemplate the waterfront views at Uzungol.

For maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Caykara day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Camlihemsin to Caykara takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Caykara

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Turkish Black Sea Coast travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Lookouts · Specialty Museums
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.