59 days in Turkey Itinerary

59 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Antalya
— 4 nights
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Kas
— 2 nights
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Oludeniz
— 2 nights
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Marmaris
— 3 nights
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Kusadasi
— 3 nights
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Selcuk
— 4 nights
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Izmir
— 4 nights
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Manisa
— 2 nights
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Ayvalik
— 3 nights
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Canakkale
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 5 nights
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Yalova
— 1 night
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Izmit
— 3 nights
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Adapazari
— 2 nights
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Bolu
— 4 nights
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Eskisehir
— 4 nights
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Konya
— 4 nights
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Nevsehir
— 3 nights
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Adana
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Antalya

— 4 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Cirali Beach and Monumental Fountain (Nymphaeum). Get some cultural insight at Side Antik Kenti and Termessos Ruins. Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Vespasianus Aniti (in Side) and Olympos Ruins (in Olympos). There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Museum, take a stroll through Kaleici, contemplate the long history of Hadrian's Gate, and take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls.

To find maps, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Antalya tour planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Antalya. In February, daytime highs in Antalya are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to drive to Kas.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Kas

— 2 nights
An unspoiled fishing village for most of its existence, Kas now serves as a mostly quiet tourist town, located on the southern section of the country's Mediterranean coastline.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): stroll through Patara Plajı, delve into the distant past at Xanthos Antik Kenti, and then explore the ancient world of Hellenistic Theatre. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the ancient world of Rock tombs in Myra, then delve into the distant past at Myra Antik Kenti, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Nicholas.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Kas online sightseeing planner.

Traveling by car from Antalya to Kas takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. February in Kas sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to go by car to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Kas

Historic Sites · Beaches · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Oludeniz

— 2 nights
Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): look for gifts at Can BaharatcIlIk Cihan Zor, wander the streets of Old Town, then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, and finally explore the ancient world of Ancient Rock Tombes. On the 9th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll through Oludeniz PlajI, then explore the ancient world of Tlos, and then relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

For reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Oludeniz online trip maker.

Traveling by car from Kas to Oludeniz takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and taxi. In February, daily temperatures in Oludeniz can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Beaches · Parks

Side Trips

Marmaris

— 3 nights
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Trust Gold & Diamonds and Marmaris Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Carian rock tombs and Dalyan Cami. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Marmaris: Azmak Nehri (in Akyaka) and Dalyan Special Environmental Protection Area (in Dalyan). And it doesn't end there: get outside with Marmaris Travel Center, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina, and enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach.

For reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Marmaris trip planner.

Drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in February, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks · Historic Sites · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Kusadasi

— 3 nights
Unreservedly dedicated to tourism, Kusadasi sits on the Aegean coastline and acts as a gateway to the ancient city of Ephesus, one of the country's major Greco-Roman archaeological sites.
Get a sense of the local culture at Miletus and Kaleici Camii. Step off the beaten path and head to Priene Antik Kenti and Dilek National Park. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Kusadasi: Cafe Olive (in Didim) and Altinkum Beach (in Altinkum). There's much more to do: see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour, explore the world behind art at Hacivat Shop, stroll through Ladies Beach, and step into the grandiose world of Kusadasi Castle.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Kusadasi trip planner.

Traveling by car from Marmaris to Kusadasi takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Marmaris to Kusadasi. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Mon) so you can drive to Selcuk.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Outdoors · Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches

Side Trips

Selcuk

— 4 nights
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Isa Bey Mosque and Temple of Hadrian. Appreciate the collections at Ephesus Museum and Tire Kent Muzesi. Step out of Selcuk with an excursion to Magnesia Antik Kenti in Germencik--about 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, explore the historical opulence of Ayasoluk Castle, and get a dose of the wild on Troy Tours.

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Selcuk is just a short distance from Kusadasi. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Kusadasi in February, plan for little chillier nights in Selcuk, with lows around 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Izmir.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Outdoors

Side Trips

Izmir

— 4 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Birgi Cakiraga Mansion and KEY Museum. Bring the kids along to Arkas Art Center and Ataturk Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hisar Mosque, view the masterpieces at Ahmed Adnan Saygun Arts Center, buy something for everyone on your list at Forum Bornova, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh.

To find ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Izmir journey planner.

Drive from Selcuk to Izmir in an hour. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Traveling from Selcuk in February, you will find days in Izmir are a bit cooler (13°C), and nights are somewhat warmer (11°C). Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can go by car to Manisa.

Things to do in Izmir

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Manisa

— 2 nights
Manisa is a large city in Turkey's Aegean Region and the administrative seat of Manisa Province.Modern Manisa is a booming center of industry and services, advantaged by its closeness to the international port city and the regional metropolitan center of İzmir and by its fertile hinterland rich in quantity and variety of agricultural production. Start off your visit on the 24th (Wed): look for all kinds of wild species at Sureyya Tabiat Parki. On the next day, stroll around Mesir Tabiat Parki and then take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mount Spil.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Manisa trip itinerary tool.

You can drive from Izmir to Manisa in an hour. Traveling from Izmir in February, you will find days in Manisa are slightly colder (5°C), and nights are cooler (-1°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to go by car to Ayvalik.

Things to do in Manisa

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Ayvalik

— 3 nights
Ayvalık is a seaside town on the northwestern Aegean coast of Turkey. Get some cultural insight at The Asklepion and Pergamon Theatre. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ruins of Pergamum and Taksiyarhis Kilisesi. Change things up with a short trip to Zeus AltarI in Edremit (about 1h 30 min away). There's more to do: see the interesting displays at Taksiyarhis Cunda Ayvalik Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi and discover the deep blue sea with a scuba or snorkeling tour.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and more tourist information, read Ayvalik trip itinerary maker app.

Traveling by car from Manisa to Ayvalik takes 2.5 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Manisa to Ayvalik is minus 1 hour. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Manisa in February; daily highs in Ayvalik reach 16°C and lows reach 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Canakkale.

Things to do in Ayvalik

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Tours · Wildlife

Side Trips

Canakkale

— 2 nights
A center of landmarks from Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman eras, Canakkale showcases natural beauty and myth.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli National Park. Here are some ideas for day two: brush up on your military savvy at Canakkale Naval Museum, witness the site of a historic battle at Gallipoli Battlefield, then steep yourself in history at Anzac Cove, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Namazgah Tabyalari.

For reviews, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, go to the Canakkale online travel planner.

You can drive from Ayvalik to Canakkale in 3 hours. The time zone difference when traveling from Ayvalik to Canakkale is 1 hour. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Ayvalik in February; daily highs in Canakkale reach 12°C and lows reach 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Canakkale

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Bursa

— 5 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Muradiye Complex and Bursa City Museum. Get some historical perspective at Green Tomb and Bursa Clocktower. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bursa: Balikesir (Zagnos Pasa Camii & Rahmi Koc Museum) and Kardanadam (in Uludag National Park). There's still lots to do: hunt for treasures at Koza Hani, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, and get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum.

For maps, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Bursa day trip website.

Drive from Canakkale to Bursa in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. In March in Bursa, expect temperatures between 16°C during the day and 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can drive to Yalova.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Winter Sports

Side Trips

Yalova

— 1 night
Yalova is a city located in northwestern Turkey, near the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): relax and rejuvenate at Pythia Thermal Spa, then trek along Delmece Yaylasi, then stroll around Cevdet Aydin Parki, and finally stroll through Termal Cinarl Hiyaben Yolu.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Yalova trip planner.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Yalova takes 1.5 hours. In March, daytime highs in Yalova are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Mon) so you can go by car to Izmit.

Things to do in Yalova

Parks · Outdoors · Trails · Spas

Side Trip

Izmit

— 3 nights
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Explore hidden gems such as Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki and Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Kuzuyayla Tabiat Parki.

To see ratings, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read Izmit day trip site.

Traveling by car from Yalova to Izmit takes an hour. Traveling from Yalova in March, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Izmit, with lows of 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Thu) early enough to drive to Adapazari.

Things to do in Izmit

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trips

Adapazari

— 2 nights
Adapazarı is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of Sakarya Province. Kick off your visit on the 12th (Fri): explore the striking landscape of Kuzuluk Tabiat Parki. On the next day, take a peaceful walk through Keremali Golu and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Orhan Gazi Camii.

For where to stay, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Adapazari online holiday maker.

Traveling by car from Izmit to Adapazari takes an hour. In March in Adapazari, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 3°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sat) so you can drive to Bolu.

Things to do in Adapazari

Nature · Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Bolu

— 4 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Take a break from the city and head to Lake Abant Nature Park and Lake Golcuk. Bring the kids along to Golcuk Tabiat Parki and Mountain Bolu. Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Karagol Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: hit the slopes at Kartalkaya-Bolu Koroglu Kis Turizm Merkezi.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Bolu road trip website.

Drive from Adapazari to Bolu in 2 hours. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Wed) so you can travel to Eskisehir.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife · Outdoors

Eskisehir

— 4 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Cagdas Cam Sanatlari Muzesi and Odunpazari Evleri. Get some cultural insight at Leaded Mosque - Eskisehir and Arkeoloji Müzesi. There's much more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Kent Park, take an in-depth tour of Eskisehir Kurtulus Muzesi, stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, and see the interesting displays at Yilmaz Buyukersen Balmumu Heykeller Muzesi.

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Eskisehir trip planning app.

Drive from Bolu to Eskisehir in 4 hours. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in March, and nighttime lows around 0°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sun) so you can go by car to Konya.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Museums · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Konya

— 4 nights

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Aziziye Cami and Konya Science Center. Bring the kids along to Ince Minare Museum and Konya Archaeological Museum. There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Karatay Medresesi Museum, get engrossed in the history at Konyanuma Panorama Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Serafettin Camii, and steep yourself in history at Sahip Ata Muzesi ve Camii.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Konya trip maker website.

You can drive from Eskisehir to Konya in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. March in Konya sees daily highs of 15°C and lows of 1°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Thu) early enough to travel to Nevsehir.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Nevsehir

— 3 nights
Thousands of years of civilization are visibly present at Nevsehir, a major city in Cappaddocia famously graced with fairy chimneys, carved houses, churches, and frescoes.
Visit Zelve Open Air Museum and Özkonak Underground City for their historical value. Kaymakli and Hacibektas Ataturk House Museum are good opportunities to explore the local culture. And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Hacıbektaş Veli Müzesi, browse the different shops at Nissara AVM Kapadokya, appreciate the extensive heritage of Hacibektas, and stop by Cavusin Seramik.

To find photos and more tourist information, go to the Nevsehir online trip builder.

Getting from Konya to Nevsehir by car takes about 3 hours. In March, daytime highs in Nevsehir are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Nevsehir

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Adana

— 3 nights
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Sabanci Merkez Camii and Art Jophiel. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Osmaniye Karatepe and Kemeralti Camii. And it doesn't end there: snap pictures at Tas Kopru, admire the engineering at Eski Baraj, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, and walk around Adana Merkez Park.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Adana driving holiday planning tool.

Traveling by car from Nevsehir to Adana takes 3.5 hours. In March, Adana is somewhat warmer than Nevsehir - with highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Adana

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.

Mugla Province travel guide

4.1
Beaches · Nightlife · Bodies of Water
Muğla Province boasts a handful of large holiday resorts, complete with fantastic beaches and a broad array of water sports in the pristine blue sea. Crisp, white buildings and traditional Greek- and Turkish-style wooden houses dot the rolling hills. Quaint streets and historical monuments are preserved in their original state, including the World Heritage Site of Letoon. The province's history dates back to 3000 BCE, so take the opportunity to explore its many ancient ruins and monuments.

Aydin Province travel guide

3.8
Beaches · Ruins · Water Parks
Surrounded by tall mountains and covered in fertile lands, Aydın Province enjoys what some call a perfect climate. This Mediterranean region has it all--from hot springs and rivers to its popular coastal tourist resorts. Thanks to the abundant production of figs, olives, and citrus trees, the local cuisine thrives; locals recommend the special Turkish pastries. A distinctive feature of regional culture is Zeybek folk art, which includes bird-like war dances to traditional instruments. Invigorate yourself with the Mediterranean pleasures this vacation spot has to offer.

Izmir Province travel guide

4.2
Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.

Manisa Province travel guide

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Ruins · Mountains · Shopping Malls
Manisa Province is a province in western Turkey. Its neighboring provinces are İzmir to the west, Aydın to the south, Denizli to the south east, Uşak to the east, Kütahya to the north east, and Balıkesir to the north. The seat of the province is the city of Manisa. Its provincial capital is the city of Manisa, the traffic code is 45.Sites of interestThe Mount Sipylus national park (Spil Dağı Milli Parkı) near the city of Manisa covers a richly forested area, hot springs, and the famous "crying rock" of Niobe, and a Hittite carving of the Goddess Cybele (Mother Goddess). The park boasts of having within its boundaries about 120 varieties of native plants, especially wild tulips. The park provides opportunities for mountaineering and camping.Sardis, in Salihli, was the ancient capital of Lydia, once ruled by King Croesus, who was renowned for his wealth. Due to numerous earthquakes, most of the visible remains date back only to Roman times. There are the remains of the temple of Artemis and a restored gymnasium, exhibiting of the past splendor of this ancient city. The splendid synagogue from the 3rd century is worth visiting, with its elaborate mosaics and artfully carved colored-stone panels.

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Balikesir Province travel guide

3.8
Historic Walking Areas · Beaches · Specialty Museums
Balıkesir Province is a province in midwestern Turkey, having coastlines on both the Sea of Marmara and the Aegean. Its adjacent provinces are Çanakkale to the west, İzmir to the southwest, Manisa to the south, Kütahya to the southeast, and Bursa to the east. The provincial capital is Balıkesir City. Most of the province lies in the Marmara Region except the southern parts of Bigadiç Edremit, Kepsut, İvrindi, Savaştepe and Sındırgı districts and ones of Ayvalık, Burhaniye, Dursunbey, Gömeç and Havran, that bound the Aegean Region.Kaz Dağı, known also as Mount Ida, is located in this province.Balıkesir province is famous for its olives, thermal spas, and clean beaches, making it an important tourist destination. The province also hosts immense deposits of kaolinite and borax, with some open-pit mines. The Kaz mountains are also threatened with the expansion of gold mining using cyanide which puts the villagers' lives, the agricultural economy, and tourism at risk.Sites of interestBalıkesir is home to a number of natural attractions, including Kuş Cenneti (bird sanctuary) National Park; the bays of Erdek, Bandırma, and Edremit; Ayvalık's coastal beaches; Şeytan Sofrası, Marmara Islands, Alibey (Cunda) Island; the Erdek and Gönen open-air museums; Pamukçu-Bengi, Balya Dağ, Hisar, Hisarköy (Asarköy), Karağaç (Uyuz), Kepekler hot springs, Dutluca Village mineral springs, and Zeytinli Ada hot springs and mineral water springs.

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Canakkale Province travel guide

3.9
Battlefields · Beaches · Monuments
Çanakkale Province straddles two continents, touching both Asia and Europe with its sandy shores. The province is home to many legends and abounds with historical and mythological tales. The harbors are crowded with colorful yachts and fishing boats, while quaint white plaster houses with terracotta-tiled roofs and portside cafes line the shores. Home to the archaeological site of Troy, the province was the site of the mythological Trojan War and exhibits the Trojan Horse from the 2004 movie. In the provincial capital city Çanakkale, narrow sloped streets lead to pastel-colored houses. The Mediterranean climate and seaside charm make this a good holiday retreat.

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.

Yalova Province travel guide

4.2
Historic Sites · Parks · Waterfalls
Yalova Province is a province in northwestern Turkey, on the eastern coast of the Sea of Marmara. Its adjacent provinces are Bursa to the south and Kocaeli to the east. The provincial capital is the city of Yalova. The population of the Yalova Province was 203,741 in 2010. Prior to 1930, the area around Yalova constituted a district of Kocaeli Province; from 1930 to 1995, it was made part of Istanbul Province; in 1995, the area was separated and made into the current Yalova Province.DistrictsYalova Province is divided into 6 districts: Altınova Armutlu Çiftlikköy Çınarcık Termal YalovaNotable natives Muharrem İnce - Politician Mehmet Okur - NBA basketball player Şebnem Ferah - Singer İzel (İzel Çeliköz) - Singer Dilara Yüzer - Actress

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Kocaeli Province travel guide

3.6
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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Sakarya Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · Outdoor Activities · Parks
Sakarya is a province in Turkey, located on the coast of Black Sea. The Sakarya River creates a webbing of estuaries in the province.Sakarya is located in the Marmara Region. Its adjacent provinces are Kocaeli to the west, Bilecik to the south, Bolu to the southeast, and Düzce to the east. The capital of Sakarya is Adapazarı. The climate is oceanic due to its close proximity to the Black Sea.Sakarya is situated on the Ankara-Istanbul Highway. It is connected through both road and rail. Sakarya is serviced by Istanbul's Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. The current mayor of Sakarya is Zeki Tocoglu (AKP).Surface area: 482,109.70 hectaresPopulation: 917,373 (TUİK – 2013)City traffic plate number: 54 The city of Sakarya, one of the most important cities in Turkey for its rapid growth and development, is also attention worthy for its natural beauties and cultural richness.It is one of the paradise-like spots of the country with its sea, beaches, lakes, rivers, highlands, thermal springs along with traditional Ottoman lifestyle districts such as Taraklı and Geyve, and historical relics inherited from the Byzantine and Ottoman eras that are worth witnessing.

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Bolu Province travel guide

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Bodies of Water · National Parks · Shopping Malls
Bolu Province is a province in northwestern Turkey. It's an important midpoint between the capital, Ankara and the largest city in the country, Istanbul. It covers an area of 7,410 km², and the population is 271,208.This is an attractive forested mountain district centered on the city of Bolu, which has a long history.There is plenty of forest but little agricultural land. There is some garden produce and dairy production including good cheeses and cream, most of this is consumed or sold locally, especially as Bolu has a large passing trade: Bolu Mountain is the major topographical obstacle on the Istanbul-Ankara highway, and until 2007, when the Bolu Mountain Tunnel is being opened, most travelers stopped here for food and refreshment. Bolu has a long tradition of high quality cuisine. Annual cookery competitions are held in Mengen.GeographyThe province is drained by the Bolu River and the Koca River.The forests, lakes and mountains are rich in wildlife including three deer species and very popular weekend and holiday retreats for walkers and climbers.Parts of the province are vulnerable to earthquakes.

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Eskisehir Province travel guide

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Specialty Museums · Theme Parks · Parks

Konya Province travel guide

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History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
Konya Province showcases the largest and best-preserved Neolithic settlement of Çatalhöyük, an excavation area and World Heritage Site. The city of Konya is burial place of the 13th-century Persian Sufi mystic poet Rumi; visitors to the mausoleum can explore the museum dedicated to him, easily recognized by its tall ornate spires and turquoise conical dome. As a more religiously conservative metropolis of Turkey, the city is also home to the Mevlevi order of whirling dervishes, founded by Rumi's followers. Rich in culture, the city has also thrived on its export of expensive, richly patterned Turkish carpets since the Renaissance.

Nevsehir Province travel guide

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Caves · History Museums · Valleys
When one thinks of Nevşehir Province, the first thing that comes to mind is the World Heritage Sites of Göreme National Park and Cappadocia's rock houses. Tourists often discover the "fairy chimneys" of Göreme from overhead, floating gently over the fascinating rock formations by hot air balloon ride. The monasteries, caravanserais, rock-hewn churches, and open-air museums make tourism the province's most lucrative trade. Spectacular hiking around fortresses, valleys, and underground cities awaits you in this historically rich region.

Adana Province travel guide

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Bridges · Sacred & Religious Sites · Parks
Adana Province, is a province of Turkey located in south-central Anatolia. With a population of 2.18 million, it is the sixth most populous province in Turkey. The administrative seat of the province is the city of Adana, home to 79% of the residents of the province. The province, geographically and as well as economically, is part of the Çukurova region together with the Mersin, Osmaniye and Hatay provinces.GeographyAdana Province has a surface area of 14.030 km². Southern portion of the province is plain, northern section is formed of mountains. The provinces adjacent to it are Mersin to the west, Hatay to the southeast, Osmaniye to the east, Kahramanmaraş to the northeast, Kayseri to the north, and Niğde to the northwest.GovernanceTwo levels of governments are involved in the administration of the Adana Province; Central and the Provincial. Adana Governorship is the provincial branch of the Central government and Adana Province Special Administration is the provincial governing body. Province is divided into 15 districts and each district is divided into municipalities and villages. Municipalities are further divided into neighborhoods(Mahalle).

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