12 days in Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit planner
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Fly
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
Fly
2
Bursa
— 3 nights
Drive
3
Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Trabzon — 4 nights

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Take a break from the city and head to Sultan Murat Plateau and Uzungol. Popular historic sites such as Soumela Monastery and Boztepe are in your itinerary. There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, walk around Altındere Vadisi Milli Parkı, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, and contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü.

For more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Trabzon journey planner.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Trabzon is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Jeddah in August; daily highs in Trabzon reach 32°C and lows reach 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) to allow enough time to fly to Bursa.
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Bursa — 3 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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Ulu Cami and Green Tomb. Appreciate the collections at Mudanya Armistice House Museum and Bursa Archaeological Museum. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Koza Hani, stop by Cumalikizik, get engrossed in the history at Ordekli Culture and Art Center, and explore the activities along Golyazi.

To see photos, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Bursa travel planner.

Fly from Trabzon to Bursa in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Bursa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to drive to Istanbul.
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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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Galata Tower. Visit Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern | Istanbul Museum of Modern Art.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. You'll have a few hours on the 26th (Fri) to wrap things up before traveling home.
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Turkey travel guide

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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.
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