8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation maker

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
Drive
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Edirne
— 1 night
Drive
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Uludag National Park
— 1 night
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Drive to İstanbul Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport, Drive to Camlihemsin
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Camlihemsin
— 3 nights
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Doha

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Istanbul

— 2 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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Mosque and Basilica Cistern. Bring the kids along to Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Eminonu Square, admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul visit planning tool.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Doha in July: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can drive to Edirne.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Edirne

— 1 night
Edirne is a city in the northwestern Turkish province of Edirne in the region of East Thrace, close to Turkey's borders with Greece and Bulgaria. Start off your visit on the 25th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Beyazit II Mosque Complex, see the interesting displays at Beyazid II Kulliyesi Health Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Selimiye Mosque.

To find where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Edirne trip builder.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Edirne takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Edirne

Historic Sites · Museums

Uludag National Park

— 1 night
To see maps, photos, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Uludag National Park day trip planner.

Getting from Edirne to Uludag National Park by car takes about 5.5 hours. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. You'll set off for Camlihemsin on the 26th (Mon).

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Winter Sports · Parks · Outdoors

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.
On the 27th (Tue), take in the dramatic scenery at Palovit Selalesi and then explore the historical opulence of Zilkale. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the sheer force of Tar Selalesi and then admire the verdant scenery at Ayder Yaylasi.

For maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read Camlihemsin driving holiday planner.

Explore your travel options from Uludag National Park to Camlihemsin with the Route module. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Camlihemsin

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites
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Turkey travel guide

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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.