30 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast, Armenia & Baku Itinerary

30 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast, Armenia & Baku Itinerary

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30 days in Turkish Black Sea Coast, Armenia & Baku Itinerary

Start: Tel Aviv, Israel
Fly + Drive:  10​h 45​min
1
Bolu, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  7​h 15​min
2
Sinop, Turkey
— 2 nights
Drive:  3​h 15​min
3
Samsun, Turkey
— 4 nights
Drive:  6​h 15​min
4
Trabzon, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h
5
Yerevan, Armenia
— 5 nights
Drive:  1​h 30​min
6
Dilijan, Armenia
— 2 nights
taxi + Fly:  11​h 30​min
7
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 5 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: Tel Aviv, Israel

4
nights
Bolu, Turkey

Bolu ©
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bolu: Akcakoca (Tahirli Selalesi & Kalkin Plaji) and Aydinpinar Selaleleri Tabiat Parki (in Duzce). Spend the 17th (Wed) exploring nature at Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki. Spend the 18th (Thu) exploring nature at Golcuk Tabiat Parki.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Bolu visit planner .

Tel Aviv, Israel to Bolu is an approximately 11-hour combination of flight and car. The time zone changes from Israel Standard Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel to Sinop.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Akcakoca, Aydinpinar Selaleleri Tabiat Parki
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Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki ©
Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki
Golcuk Tabiat Parki ©
Golcuk Tabiat Parki

2
nights
Sinop, Turkey

Sinop ©
Sinop is a city with a population of 36,734 on the isthmus of İnce Burun (İnceburun, Cape Ince), near Cape Sinope (Sinop Burnu, Boztepe Cape, Boztepe Burnu) which is situated on the most northern edge of the Turkish side of the Black Sea coast, in the ancient region of Paphlagonia, in modern-day northern Turkey. Spend the 22nd (Mon) exploring nature at Hamsilos Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: contemplate the waterfront views at Hamsilos Koyu, walk around Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Alaattin Camii, and don't miss a visit to Sinop Cezaevi.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Sinop sightseeing planner .

Drive from Bolu to Sinop in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and flight. In July, plan for daily highs up to 31°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Tue) so you can travel to Samsun.

Things to do in Sinop

Parks Nature Wildlife
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Hamsilos Koyu ©
Hamsilos Koyu
Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri ©
Erfelek Tatlıca Şelaleleri
Inceburun Lighthouse ©
Inceburun Lighthouse

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nights
Samsun, Turkey

Samsun ©
Samsun is a city on the north coast of Turkey with a population over half a million people. Spend the 25th (Thu) exploring nature at Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki. Spend the 26th (Fri) exploring nature at Vezirsuyu Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: walk around Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti, pause for some photo ops at Onur Anıtı, see the interesting displays at Bandirma Vapuru Muzesi, and stroll through Atakum Sahili.

To see photos, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Samsun trip itinerary builder .

You can drive from Sinop to Samsun in 2.5 hours. Traveling from Sinop in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Samsun, with lows of 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Samsun

Parks Wildlife Nature
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Kızılırmak Deltası Kuş Cenneti ©
Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki ©
Bayrak Tepe Tabiat Parki
Onur Anıtı ©
Onur Anıtı

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nights
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trabzon: Sarikaya Yaylasi (in Uzungol), Sultan Murat Plateau (in Caykara) and Kackar Daglari Milli Parki (in Rize). Spend the 29th (Mon) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: get great views at Sumela Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, and examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, use the Trabzon trip itinerary planning tool .

You can drive from Samsun to Trabzon in 4.5 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Samsun in July since evenings lows in Trabzon dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Yerevan.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Sarikaya Yaylasi, Kackar Daglari Milli Parki, Sultan Murat Plateau
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Sultan Murat Plateau ©
Sultan Murat Plateau
Sumela Monastery ©
Sumela Monastery
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum

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nights
Yerevan, Armenia

Old and new sit side by side in Yerevan, showing the country's capital to be a city on the move, but also proud of its history and traditions.
Dedicate the 2nd (Fri) to wine at some of the top wineries in the area. On the 5th (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. The adventure continues: make a trip to Republic Square, explore the striking landscape at Hrazdan Gorge, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and see the interesting displays at Matenadaran - The Museum of Ancient Manuscripts.

To find photos, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Yerevan itinerary maker tool .

Explore your travel options from Trabzon to Yerevan with the Route module. Traveling from Trabzon to Yerevan, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Trabzon in August, plan for a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Yerevan: temperatures range from 41°C by day to 23°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can go by car to Dilijan.

Things to do in Yerevan

Tours Museums Parks
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Wine Tours & Tastings
Spas
Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory ©
Noy Yerevan Brandy Factory

2
nights
Dilijan, Armenia

Dilijan ©
An alpine haven resting in a plush evergreen national park, Dilijan has made a name for itself as the "Armenian Switzerland." A much-loved spa town rich in culture and history, uncover the majestic 10th century monasteries, undisturbed scenic vistas, and hiking trails through undulating forest.
Start off your visit on the 7th (Wed): don't miss a visit to Goshavank Monastery, don't miss a visit to Monastery Sevanavank, kick back and relax at Hayravank Monastery, then make a trip to Monument to the Heroes of the Film Mimino, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Haghartsin Monastery. On the 8th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Dilijan National Park.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Dilijan online driving holiday planner .

Getting from Yerevan to Dilijan by car takes about 1.5 hours. Other options: take a bus. In August, daytime highs in Dilijan are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Dilijan

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Goshavank Monastery, Monastery Sevanavank, Hayravank Monastery
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Hayravank Monastery ©
Hayravank Monastery
Haghartsin Monastery ©
Haghartsin Monastery
Goshavank Monastery
Goshavank Monastery

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nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Step out of Baku to go to Pirsagi and see Pirsagi Beach, which is approximately 38 minutes away. The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Baku Old City, see the interesting displays at Azerbaijan Carpet Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and step into the grandiose world of Palace of the Shirvanshahs.

For reviews, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, use the Baku trip itinerary maker .

Traveling by combination of taxi and flight from Dilijan to Baku takes 11.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and train; or take a train. Traveling from Dilijan in August, you will find days in Baku are slightly colder (38°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Baku

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Pirsagi Beach
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Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Dreamland Golf Club ©
Dreamland Golf Club
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

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