23 days in Turkey Itinerary

23 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Fly
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Istanbul
— 1 night
Drive
2
Gokceada
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Ayvalik
— 6 nights
Drive
4
Yalova
— 2 nights
Drive
5
Iznik
— 1 night
Drive
6
Duzce
— 2 nights
Drive
7
Bolu
Drive
8
Akcakoca
— 2 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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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 15th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul route planner.

Hammamet, Tunisia to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Hammamet to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Hammamet in August, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (34°C), and nights are about the same (25°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Gokceada.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites
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Gokceada

— 2 nights
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Aydincik Beach and Gizli Liman Plaji. Visiting Gallipoli National Park and Laz Bay will get you outdoors.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Gokceada online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Gokceada takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. In August, daily temperatures in Gokceada can reach 37°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 18th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Ayvalik.

Things to do in Gokceada

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Historic Sites

Side Trip

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Ayvalik

— 6 nights
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Athena Temple and Devil's Feast. Escape the urban bustle at Badavut Beach and Fame Beach. Explore Ayvalik's surroundings by going to Bergama (Ruins of Pergamum & The Asklepion). There's lots more to do: enjoy the sand and surf at SarImsaklI PlajI, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saatli Cami, see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and examine the collection at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi.

To see traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ayvalik online day trip planner.

Traveling by car from Gokceada to Ayvalik takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Eastern European Standard Time (EET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In August, daytime highs in Ayvalik are 38°C, while nighttime lows are 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Tue) so you can travel to Yalova.

Things to do in Ayvalik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 18 — 24:

Yalova

— 2 nights
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Escape the urban bustle at Erikli Waterfall and Burgazada. Your inner history buff will appreciate Emir Sultan Camii and Yuruyen Kosk. There's more to do: walk around Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale.

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Drive from Ayvalik to Yalova in 3.5 hours. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Ayvalik in August, you will find days in Yalova are a bit cooler (35°C), and nights are about the same (24°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Fri) so you can go by car to Iznik.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature

Side Trips

Find places to stay Aug 24 — 27:

Iznik

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the waterfront views at Iznik Golu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami).

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Iznik visit planner.

You can drive from Yalova to Iznik in an hour. Traveling from Yalova in August, expect little chillier with lows of 19°C in Iznik. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Duzce.

Things to do in Iznik

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature
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Duzce

— 2 nights
Düzce is the capital city of Düzce Province is the eighty-first Province in Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): admire the sheer force of Aktas Waterfall and then walk around Güzeldere Şelalesi Tabiat Anıtı.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Duzce trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Iznik to Duzce takes 2 hours. When traveling from Iznik in August, plan for little chillier days and somewhat warmer nights in Duzce: temperatures range from 31°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Bolu.

Things to do in Duzce

Parks · Nature
Find places to stay Aug 28 — 30:

Bolu

Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. To find maps and tourist information, read Bolu trip planner.

You can drive from Duzce to Bolu in an hour. On the 30th (Mon), you're off to Akcakoca.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors
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Akcakoca

— 2 nights
Akçakoca is both a town and district of Düzce Province, in the Black Sea region of Turkey, located about 200 km east of Istanbul. Start off your visit on the 30th (Mon): kick back and relax at Mavi Bayraklı Plajı and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Akcakoca Merkez Cami. On the 31st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the fascinating underground world of Cehennemagzi Magarasi and then Head underground at Fakıllı Cave.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Akcakoca trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Bolu to Akcakoca in 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 31°C in August, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Akcakoca

Parks · Nature · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Find places to stay Aug 30 — Sep 1:

Istanbul

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Galata Tower. On the 6th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. See even more of Istanbul: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi, contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul, and explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip maker.

Drive from Akcakoca to Istanbul in 3 hours. Traveling from Akcakoca in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Tours · Museums · Parks
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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.