21 days in Turkey Itinerary

21 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey visit planner

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Istanbul
— 9 nights
Drive
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Izmit
— 1 night
Drive
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Bolu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Nallihan
— 1 night
Drive
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Ankara
— 2 nights
Drive
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Yozgat
— 1 night
Drive
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Kayseri
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 9 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia.

To find ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online driving holiday planner.

New York City, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. Traveling from New York City to Istanbul, you'll lose 8 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New York City in February, expect much warmer with lows of 50°F in Istanbul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) early enough to go by car to Izmit.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Izmit

— 1 night
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. On the 3rd (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi, then see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, and finally hit the slopes at Kartepe Ski Center.

For ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Izmit road trip planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Izmit in 1.5 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Izmit is a bit cooler at night with lows of 37°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Izmit

Museums · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Winter Sports

Side Trip

Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Abant Nature Park. On your second day here, browse the different shops at Highway Outlet, then explore the activities along Lake Golcuk, and then fly down the slopes at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Bolu trip itinerary maker website.

Getting from Izmit to Bolu by car takes about 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Fri) so you can travel to Nallihan.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Outdoors · Nature · Winter Sports

Nallihan

— 1 night
Nallıhan is a rural town and district of Ankara Province in the Central Anatolia region of Turkey, 157 km from the city of Ankara. On the 6th (Sat), contemplate the waterfront views at NallIhan Bird Sanctuary.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Nallihan online tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Bolu to Nallihan takes 1.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Nallihan can reach 56°F, while at night they dip to 33°F. On the 6th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Nallihan

Wildlife · Nature · Parks
Highlights from your trip

Ankara

— 2 nights

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
On the 7th (Sun), examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, then learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Ankara Castle. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, pause for some photo ops at Equestrian Statue of Kemal Ataturk, then get to know the fascinating history of Hamamonu Restored Area, then admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and finally explore the ancient world of Roman Wall.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Ankara trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Nallihan to Ankara in 2.5 hours. When traveling from Nallihan in March, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Ankara: temperatures range from 49°F by day to 46°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Yozgat.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites

Yozgat

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Yozgat Museum and then stroll around Yozgat Camligi Milli Park.

To find other places to visit, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Yozgat holiday planner.

Drive from Ankara to Yozgat in 3 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Kayseri.

Things to do in Yozgat

Museums · Parks

Kayseri

— 4 nights
Kayseri is a large and industrialised city in Central Anatolia, Turkey. categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. Next up on the itinerary: get impressive views of Mount Erciyes, make a trip to Alaca Kumbet, take in the spiritual surroundings of Kursunlu Camii, and steep yourself in history at Hunat Hatun Complex.

For traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kayseri trip planner.

You can drive from Yozgat to Kayseri in 2.5 hours. In March, daily temperatures in Kayseri can reach 54°F, while at night they dip to 30°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Kayseri

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Historic Sites

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.