33 days in Turkey, Bucharest & Varna Itinerary

33 days in Turkey, Bucharest & Varna Itinerary

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Bucharest, Romania
— 5 nights
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Varna, Bulgaria
— 7 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 11 nights
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Ankara, Turkey
— 9 nights
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Bucharest, Romania

— 5 nights
The booming city of Bucharest is a sophisticated metropolis with a high contrast of old- and new-world architecture.
When in Bucharest, make a side trip to see Mogosoaia Palace in Mogosoaia, approximately Mogosoaia away. There's lots more to do: get a sense of history and politics at Palace of Parliament, view the masterpieces at Muzeul National al Satului "Dimitrie Gusti", get the lay of the land with Walking tours, and walk around Herăstrău Park.

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Sibiu to Bucharest is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. In September in Bucharest, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 13°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Varna.

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Varna, Bulgaria

— 7 nights

Marine Capital of Bulgaria

Combine historical exploration and seaside relaxation at Varna, Bulgaria's coastal Black Sea city.
Explore Varna's surroundings by going to Nessebar (Ji'votnoto and Gallery - TA & Nessebar), Sunny Beach (Sunny Beach Luna Park, Erma Spa Turkish Bath, &more) and Balchik (Palace and Botanical Gardens of Balchik & Queen's Winery House). The adventure continues: admire the natural beauty at ''Primorski'' park, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Le Papillon, shop like a local with INHOM Art Glass Gallery, and let the kids burn off some steam at Kids Play Children's Center.

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Traveling by car from Bucharest to Varna takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. September in Varna sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Varna

Museums · Parks · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 11 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.
On the 28th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour.

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Traveling by flight from Varna to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Varna to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Varna in September, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit warmer, around 26°C, while days are slightly colder, around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Tue) to allow enough time to fly to Ankara.

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Ankara, Turkey

— 9 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.
Ankara is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, explore the ancient world of Ankara Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), and learn more about the world around you at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi.

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Fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in Ankara reach 16°C and lows reach 15°C. On the 14th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Ankara

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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.