11 days in Turkey Itinerary

11 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Fly
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Trabzon
— 1 night
Drive
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Rize
— 1 night
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Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to İstanbul Airport, Drive to Bursa
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Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive
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Sapanca
— 1 night
Drive
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Izmit
— 1 night
Drive
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Istanbul
— 1 night
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Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Your day by day itinerary now includes Trabzon Cevahir Outlet, Kale Cami and Yeni Cuma Camii. On the 23rd (Thu), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, steep yourself in history at Kale Cami, contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, then examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally stop by Trabzon Cevahir Outlet. Here are some ideas for day two: take some stellar pictures from Boztepe and then take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

To see photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon day trip site.

Cairo, Egypt to Trabzon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Trabzon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Cairo in September; daily highs in Trabzon reach 29°C and lows reach 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Shopping · Museums

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Find places to stay Sep 22 — 24:

Uzungol

— 1 night
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Your day by day itinerary now includes Sultan Murat Plateau as well as Pokut YaylasI. Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): explore the activities along Uzungol, then stroll through Sultan Murat Plateau, then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Pokut YaylasI, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Sarikaya Yaylasi.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Uzungol road trip planning tool.

You can drive from Trabzon to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:

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". Your day by day itinerary now includes Rize Kalesi, Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi and Twin Bridge. Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): take in the views from Twin Bridge, take in nature's colorful creations at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, then appreciate the views at Ayder Yaylasi, and finally explore the historical opulence of Rize Kalesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Mon): contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi.

To find traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, read Rize trip itinerary builder app.

You can drive from Uzungol to Rize in 1.5 hours. In September, daily temperatures in Rize can reach 29°C, while at night they dip to 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 26 — 27:

Bursa

— 2 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.
Iznik has been added to your itinerary. On the 28th (Tue), take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Sultan Camii, then admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, and then explore the ancient world of Iznik.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Bursa trip itinerary builder.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Rize to Bursa. In September, daytime highs in Bursa are 31°C, while nighttime lows are 20°C. On the 29th (Wed), you'll travel to Sapanca.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 29:

Sapanca

— 1 night
You've now added Lake Abant Nature Park to your itinerary. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Sapanca Lake and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Lake Abant Nature Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Poyrazlar Golu and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Ormanya.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Sapanca trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Sapanca takes 2 hours. Traveling from Bursa in September, Sapanca is little chillier at night with lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Izmit.

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 29 — 30:

Izmit

— 1 night
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Kick off your visit on the 1st (Fri): contemplate the long history of Izmit Saat Kulesi and then stroll around Seka Park.

For where to stay, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Izmit online tour itinerary planner.

Izmit is very close to Sapanca. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 1:

Istanbul

— 1 night

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For where to stay, ratings, photos, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

You can drive from Izmit to Istanbul in 1.5 hours. When traveling from Izmit in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 1 — 2:

Turkey travel guide

4.4
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.

Rize Province travel guide

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Valleys · Castles · Bodies of Water
Rize Province is a province of north-east Turkey, on the eastern Black Sea coast between Trabzon and Artvin. The province of Erzurum is to the south. it was formerly known as Lazistan, the designation of the term of Lazistan was officially banned in 1926, by Kemalists. Its capital is the city of Rize. The province is home to Laz, Hemshin, Turkish people and Georgian communities. Turkish president Recep Tayyip Erdoğan spent his early childhood in Rize, where his father was a member of the Turkish Coast Guard.EtymologyThe name comes from Greek (riza), meaning "mountain slopes". The Georgian name is Rize (რიზე), Laz name is Rizini (რიზინი) and the Armenian name is Rize (Ռիզե).GeographyRize is located between the Pontic Mountains and the Black Sea. It is considered to be the "wettest" corner of Turkey and is the country's main tea producing region. In addition to tea, the region is also known for growing kiwi fruit. The province is largely rural and very scenic, containing many mountain valleys and elevated yaylas (meadows). The district of Çamlıhemşin is one of Turkey's most popular venues for trekking and outdoor holidays. Roads are scarce in some of the more remote regions, so electrical powered cable cars have been installed to transport people and supplies into the mountains.Summers are cool (July average 22 °C) and winters are mild (January average 7 °C) with high levels of precipation all year long.

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Bursa Province travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Flea Markets
Mosques, bazaars, monuments, museums, parks, hot springs, and beaches are among the tourist attractions in the seaside holiday spot of Bursa Province. The capital of the Ottoman State between 1326 and 1365, the city of Bursa retains many impressive landmarks from the Ottoman period, including mausoleums of the sultans and edifices throughout the city. Chow down on famous Turkish dishes, including skender kebap, turkish delight, and candied marron glacés from a park bench among the city's many gardens, which give it its nickname, "Green Bursa." Outside the city, the popular ski resort of Mount Uludağ and the therapeutic thermal water in spas draw visitors to the province for health and relaxation.

Kocaeli Province travel guide

3.5
Zoos · Shopping Malls · Parks
Kocaeli Province is a province of Turkey and one of only two to not have the same official name as its capital, İzmit, which is thus also sometimes called Kocaeli. The province is the successor of the Ottoman-era Sanjak of Kocaeli. The largest towns in the province are İzmit and Gebze. The traffic code is 41. The province is located at the easternmost end of the Marmara Sea around the Gulf of İzmit. Kocaeli is bordered by the province of Istanbul and the Marmara Sea to the west, the Black Sea to the north, the province of Sakarya to the east, the province of Bursa to the south and the province of Yalova to the southwest. The metropolitan area of Istanbul extends to the Kocaeli-Istanbul provincial border. The size and natural conditions of the Bay of İzmit allow for extensive port facilities, including the Gölcük Naval Base. The province is called the industrial capital of Turkey. Kocaeli has an airport named Cengiz Topel Naval Air Station which is used for military and civilian transport. Kocaeli has two universities: Kocaeli University and Gebze Technical University.

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