14 days in Turkey Itinerary

14 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
Drive
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Sakarya
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bursa
— 1 night
Fly
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Trabzon
— 1 day
Drive
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive
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Rize
— 1 night
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Istanbul
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Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

— 4 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 day by day itinerary now includes Valens Aqueduct as well as Sultanahmet District. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Istanbul. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Muscat in November: highs in Istanbul hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Sakarya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods · Historic Sites · Tours · Nature
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Sakarya

— 2 nights
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the waterfront views at Poyrazlar Golu and then stroll around Kent Park.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, use the Sakarya travel route website.

Getting from Istanbul to Sakarya by car takes about 2 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for a bit warmer days in Sakarya, with highs around 11°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Sakarya

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 3 — 5:
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Bursa

— 1 night
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.
For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Bursa travel route planning tool.

Getting from Sakarya to Bursa by car takes about 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sakarya in December, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bursa, with lows around 6°C. You'll have a few hours on the 6th (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling to Trabzon.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 5 — 6:

Trabzon

— 1 day
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Boztepe and then take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery.

For more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip planner.

You can fly from Bursa to Trabzon in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, daytime highs in Trabzon are 14°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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 7th (Tue), stroll through Sarikaya Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

To find where to stay, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Uzungol trip itinerary planning site.

Drive from Trabzon to Uzungol in 1.5 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) so you can travel to Rize.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Find places to stay Dec 6 — 7:

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". To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Rize trip planning app.

You can drive from Uzungol to Rize in 1.5 hours. In December, daily temperatures in Rize can reach 14°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rize

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Dec 7 — 8:

Istanbul

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

Explore Istanbul further: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, make a trip to Miniaturk, soothe aching muscles at some of the top local wellness centers, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul road trip planning site.

Explore your travel options from Rize to Istanbul with the Route module. When traveling from Rize in December, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 7°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Sat) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
Find places to stay Dec 8 — 11:

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.