8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Amasra
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Safranbolu
— 1 night
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Kastamonu
— 1 night
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Sinop
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Samsun
— 1 night
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Ordu
— 1 night
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Trabzon
— 2 nights
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Rize
— 1 night
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport

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Amasra

Amasra is a small Black Sea port town in the Bartın Province, Turkey, formerly known as Amastris. Start off your visit on the 7th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Amasra Castle.

To see where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Amasra trip itinerary maker site.

Istanbul to Amasra is an approximately 5.5-hour car ride. When traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Amasra: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Fri) to allow time for the car ride to Safranbolu.

Things to do in Amasra

Historic Sites
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Safranbolu

— 1 night
Safranbolu is a town and district of Karabük Province in the Black Sea region of Turkey. For ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Safranbolu visit planner.

You can drive from Amasra to Safranbolu in 1.5 hours. August in Safranbolu sees daily highs of 31°C and lows of 22°C at night. On the 8th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Kastamonu.

Things to do in Safranbolu

Historic Sites
Highlights from your trip

Kastamonu

— 1 night
Kastamonu is the capital district of the Kastamonu Province, Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hz. Pir Seyh Saban-i Veli Kulliyesi.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Kastamonu vacation builder site.

Getting from Safranbolu to Kastamonu by car takes about 1.5 hours. You will leave for Sinop on the 9th (Sun).

Things to do in Kastamonu

Historic Sites

Sinop

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. Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): get great views at Bayraktepe and then explore the activities along Hamsilos Koyu.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, read Sinop online visit planner.

You can drive from Kastamonu to Sinop in 2.5 hours. August in Sinop sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 26°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Nature · Parks
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Samsun

— 1 night
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. On the 10th (Mon), examine the collection at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi.

To see reviews, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Samsun tour itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Sinop to Samsun takes 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in August, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Samsun, with lows of 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Ordu.

Things to do in Samsun

Museums

Ordu

— 1 night
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. For where to stay, photos, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Ordu trip planner.

You can drive from Samsun to Ordu in 2 hours. You'll set off for Trabzon on the 11th (Tue).

Things to do in Ordu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Trabzon

— 2 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ickale Camii and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii. On the 12th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, then take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, and then contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü.

For other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon road trip tool.

Drive from Ordu to Trabzon in 3 hours. In August, daytime highs in Trabzon are 32°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. You'll have a few hours on the 13th (Thu) to wrap things up before traveling to Rize.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums

Rize

— 1 night
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". Start off your visit on the 13th (Thu): step into the grandiose world of Rize Kalesi and then admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi and then admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi.

For ratings, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Rize online route planner.

You can drive from Trabzon to Rize in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 32°C in August, and nighttime lows around 27°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

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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.