Two-Week Relaxed Turkey Road Trip from Istanbul to Kocaeli, Ankara, and Bolu

Photo of ships in Golden Horn bay of Istanbul and mosque with Sultanahmet district against blue sky and clouds.
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15 days & 14 nights
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Jan. - Dec.
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Sit back and enjoy a relaxed 15-day road trip in Turkey with this laid-back self-drive vacation.

This self-drive package allows you to immerse in the local culture as you travel through the picture-perfect landscapes in Turkey at a relaxed pace. Get a dose of comfort, fun, and recreation in Istanbul, Kocaeli, Ankara, and Bolu. Make yourself at home at top-rated hotels and stay 3 nights in Istanbul, 1 night in Kocaeli Province, 4 nights in Ankara, and 6 nights in Bolu. Finally, taste the local food and enjoy a refreshing drink at the most popular restaurants and bars along your road trip route in Turkey.

Experience an easy 15-day self-drive tour across Turkey with this carefully arranged travel plan. We’ll help you from the beginning to the end of your vacation in Turkey so you can leave with the best road trip memories.

Freedom of choice is key to a relaxing road trip in Turkey. For your self-drive vacation, we’ll offer you a selection of the best rental vehicles with CDW insurance. Upon arrival in Istanbul, you’ll collect your rental car of choice. From there, you’ll begin your 15-day journey across Turkey and discover its unique culture, history, and diverse scenery.

You’ll choose among the best hotels and places to stay in Turkey. Each stop offers top-notch comfort and unique charm, designed to help you unwind and enjoy your journey. Rest assured, we’ll always offer you accommodations that fit your budget and needs, ensuring a seamless and enjoyable travel experience throughout Turkey.

We’ll introduce you to some of the best travel destinations in Turkey. This relaxed road trip features the stunning Galata Tower in Beyoğlu. Another highlight of this self-drive tour is the captivating Hagia Sophia.

Traveling leisurely through Turkey means you could spend as much time as you want at the magnificent Spice Bazaar. With this travel plan, you could also soak in the atmosphere of the memorable Grand Bazaar. Get close to the spectacular Sultan Ahmed Mosque and the wonderful Topkapı Palace. You’ll have plenty of time to take in each attraction's unique features, learn its unique history, and appreciate it to the fullest.

Between sightseeing, you can make the most of your downtime and join a popular tour in Turkey. Tours offer a special way of discovering what else Turkey has to offer.

This relaxed road trip also gives you plenty of time to stroll through Turkey's shopping hotspots. Here you can visit shops, discover the locals’ way of life, or try various specialties. Check out all the souvenirs and gifts you can buy in the area and bring home a piece of the country that will remind you of your relaxing vacation in Turkey.

By the end of your 15-day road trip through Turkey, you’ll return home feeling refreshed and enriched by your experience. You’ll have many stories about your pleasant and relaxed road trip vacation in Turkey and memories to cherish forever.

This self-drive vacation package includes everything you need for a stress-free, easy road trip through Turkey. You’ll have a cozy place to stay for 14 nights, with a selection of top-rated breakfast and restaurant options nearby. We'll also provide you with the best car rental you can use throughout the 15 days of your self-drive road trip in Turkey. On top of all that, you also have the option to add flights to your travel plan and personalize each day of your itinerary by adding tours and tickets.

This self-drive package includes 24/7 travel support and a step-by-step guide. You can access the guide at any point of your journey through our mobile app, where you can also keep and organize your travel documents.

Spend an amazing 15-day vacation in Turkey and get to know more about this fantastic destination. Choose your travel dates and plan a laid-back and relaxed road trip in Turkey today!

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Hotel, 14 nights
Rental car, 15 days
CDW Insurance
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

Touristic sightseeing ships in Golden Horn bay of Istanbul and mosque with Sultanahmet district against blue sky and clouds. Istanbul, Turkey during sunny summer day.Istanbul / 3 nights
View of Ankara castle and general view of old town.Ankara / 4 nights
BoluBolu / 6 nights
Kocaeli - province in TurkeyKocaeli / 1 night

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Galata Tower Flag of Turkish, Blue Sky And GullGalata Tower
People shopping and walking throught the famous ancient bazaar, the Egyptian Bazaar or Misir Carsisi in Istanbul.Spice Bazaar
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, full viewHagia Sophia
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Aerial shot of Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) surrounded by trees in Istanbul's Old City - Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey.Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The Topkapı Palace surrounded by a garden under the sunlight in Istanbul, Turkey.Topkapı Palace
A picture of the Dolmabahce Palace.Dolmabahçe Palace
Gülhane Park is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey.Gülhane Park
Beautiful view of gorgeous historical Suleymaniye Mosque, Rustem Pasa Mosque and buildings in a cloudy day. Istanbul most popular tourism destination of Turkey. Süleymaniye Mosque
Basilica Cistern ancient Byzantine subterranean cistern in Istanbul.Basilica Cistern
Lake in the historical Yildiz Park, Besiktas, Istanbul, Turkey.Yıldız Park
Büyük Mecidiye Mosque (Ortaköy Mosque), Mecidiye Mahallesi, Beşiktaş, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyGrand Mecidiye Mosque (Ortaköy Mosque)
Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeySultanahmet Square
photo of Beyazıt Tower in Istanbul University that used as Ancient Medieval Fire Tower during The Ottoman Empire. Beyazıt tower rising through the snowy trees.Beyazıt Square
Haci Bayram Mosque, Hacı Bayram Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyHaci Bayram Mosque
photo of Ankara is capital city of Turkey. beautiful view of Ankara castle and interior of the castle.Ankara Castle
Golcuk Nature Park, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyGolcuk Nature Park
Ulucanlar Prison Museum, Sakarya Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyUlucanlar Prison Museum
Seven lakes, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyYedigöller National Park
photo of Museum of Anatolian Civilizations in Ankara ,Turkey.Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
Altınköy, Beşikkaya Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyAltınköy
photo of morning view of Laleli Mosque in Istanbul ,Turkey.Laleli Mosque
Ortaköy Square
photo of famous Abant Lake in Bolu, Turkey.Lake Abant
photo of CerModern Stage in Ankara ,Turkey.CerModern Stage
Akkaya Travertenleri, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyAkkaya Travertenleri
Atatürk Orman Park, Aşağısoku Mahallesi, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyAtatürk Orman Park
Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum, Hacettepe Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyAnkara Painting and Sculpture Museum
Victory Tower, Cuma Mahallesi, Göynük, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyVictory Tower
Peçenek Mesire Alanı, Peçenek Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyPeçenek Mesire Alanı
Gokyay Foundation Chess Museum, Sakarya Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyGokyay Foundation Chess Museum
Erimtan Museum, Kale Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyErimtan Archeology and Art Museum
Kapankaya seyir terası
Abant Tabiat Müzesi, Mudurnu, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyAbant Tabiat Müzesi
Seben lefties Rock Houses
Ankara Evi Park
Tomb of Hayreddin-i Tokadı
Beyazıt Cami
Mudurnu Clock Tower, Büyükcami Mahallesi, Mudurnu, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyMudurnu Clock Tower
Religious Forest
Orta Hamam, Aktaş Mahallesi, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyOrta Hamam
Karagöl National Park (Natural Park)
Goksu Nature Park, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyGoksu Nature Park
Yukarı Taşhan, Büyükcami Mahallesi, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeyYukarı Taşhan
Tacettin Sultan Mosque, Hacettepe Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyTacettin Sultan Mosque
Zincirli Cami, Hacı Bayram Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyZincirli Cami
Kartalkaya Ski Center
Yedigöller Waterfall
photo of Kadi Mosque in Bolu, Turkey.Kadi Mosque
photo of Ankara Vakıf Museum in Turkey.Ankara Vakıf Museum
SERİN GÖL, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeySerin Lake
Haci Bayram Veli's Birthplace, Solfasol Mahallesi, Altındağ, Ankara, Central Anatolia Region, TurkeyHaci Bayram Veli's Birthplace
Sarıalan Yaylası, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeySarıalan Yaylası
Column of Julian
Saraycık yaylası göleti, Bolu Merkez, Bolu, Black Sea Region, TurkeySaraycık yaylası göleti

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Day 1

Day 1 – Istanbul - arrival day

  • Istanbul - Arrival day
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  • Gülhane Park
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Your slow-paced and relaxed road trip through Turkey begins when you reach Istanbul, where you’ll stay for a total of 3 nights.

Istanbul is an outstanding hub for culture, comfort, and exploration. The city offers travelers plenty of experiences to look forward to, including the magnificent Gülhane Park. Around 60,543 visitors have rated this fascinating park and travel destination an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

When you're done sightseeing for the day, you'll check in at one of the best hotels or places to stay in the city. Take your pick and make it your home during your leisurely tour of the city.

Exploring the food culture in Istanbul offers you an exciting chance to connect with locals and experience diversity along your relaxed road trip. When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you visit one of the best dining spots in the city.

An excellent example is Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. This restaurant offers a menu of comforting meals and is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 5,898 customers.

Mivan Restaurant & Cafe serves great food and is a favorite among hungry travelers and locals. This popular restaurant in Istanbul has a rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 3,913 reviews.

Garden Mezze | Steakhouse Restaurant | Fine Dining | Top Turkish Restaurant | Seafood | Breakfast is another one of the city’s best restaurants. With an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 1,884 customers, Garden Mezze | Steakhouse Restaurant | Fine Dining | Top Turkish Restaurant | Seafood | Breakfast is sure to provide you with an unforgettable dining experience.

If you’re curious about what Istanbul looks like at night, a trip to some of the best bars near your accommodation is what you need next. Experience the local nightlife at Arch Bistro, our top recommendation in the city. Customers have rated this bar an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 798 reviews.

Harab'be Cafe offers a variety of refreshing drinks and is one of the best places to relax in Istanbul. This well-known city bar is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,610 customers.

Locals like unwinding at Vamos Estambul Restaurant & Cafe. This bar has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,447 customers and is a perfect place for socializing.

Free your mind of worries and enjoy your first taste of relaxation in Turkey! Expect more to come as you continue this laid-back and relaxed road trip in Turkey!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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Drive 5 km, 59 min

  • Topkapı Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Laleli Mosque
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On day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, you'll explore the best attractions in Istanbul at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Istanbul, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Topkapı Palace. This incredible palace has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 96,057 travelers, and is visited by 1,932,726 people every year.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Turkey by seeing another popular site in Istanbul, the wonderful Hagia Sophia. This minor basilica is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 96,057 travelers and gets around 1,932,726 annual visits.

You can then move on to the incredible Basilica Cistern. This palace has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 69,691 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Laleli Mosque. This mosque is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.7 out of 5 stars from 10,741 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 2 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Istanbul itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Turkey extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Istanbul. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Saltanat Fish & Kebab House. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,112 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Divella Bistro Restaurant, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Divella Bistro Restaurant is rated 4.8 stars out of 5 by 1,711 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Turkish Cuisine. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,399 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Istanbul and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant. This vibrant bar is rated 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,647 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Red River Pub. Rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,343 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Ararat Terrace Restaurant & Rooftop. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Ararat Terrace Restaurant & Rooftop has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 874 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 2 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Kocaeli

  • Istanbul
  • Kocaeli
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Drive 104 km, 2 hours 12 min

  • Grand Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Day 3 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Turkey gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Istanbul. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Kocaeli, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 1 night.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Grand Bazaar is waiting for you. This bazaar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 147,322 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Süleymaniye Mosque. This unique mosque is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 52,271 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible Spice Bazaar. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 166,475 visitors, this bazaar is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Another unforgettable travel destination is the outstanding Sultanahmet Square. This popular park and attraction has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 31,239 people.

If you’re keen to continue your discovery, make your way to Sultan Ahmed Mosque. This attraction is a valued mosque in the area that has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 93,360 visitors.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Istanbul has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Turkey. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Kocaeli. In Kocaeli, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Turkey.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,071 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Garniture Cafe Restaurant Patisserie.

Locals also recommend Marina Cafe Sekapark as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Marina Cafe Sekapark as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4 out of 5 stars by 5,852 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Başol Steak House Et Kasap. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 917 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like 262 Live Bar. 262 Live Bar is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 279 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

Another lively bar worth checking out tonight is Doping Bar. This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations. The average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 111 customers gives you an idea of what to expect from this bar.

Alternatively, head to BABEL Bar. This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night. BABEL Bar is rated an average of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 183 customers.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Turkey!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Ankara

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Drive 351 km, 4 hours 7 min

  • Museum of Anatolian Civilizations
  • Erimtan Archeology and Art Museum
  • Ankara Castle
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Day 4 of your relaxed road trip across the beautiful country of Turkey will take you on a self-paced journey to two incredible places in one day. See some of the best attractions in Turkey, taste the most delectable foods and exquisite drinks, and make incredible memories as you go!

The charming Ankara is where you’ll be staying for 4 nights.

Your first stop is the great city of Ankara, where you will see the amazing Museum of Anatolian Civilizations. Around 450,000 individuals come to Ankara each year to visit this site. This famous national museum has an impressive 4.7 out of 5-star rating from 12,682 people.

While leisurely driving around the city, you can also spend some of your precious time at the incredible Erimtan Archaeology and Art Museum. The amazing Erimtan Archaeology and Art Museum is rated an average of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,320 travelers.

You can also go sightseeing at the popular Ankara Castle. This castle that receives 4.4 visitors every year is a spectacular travel destination rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 18,465 travelers.

Give yourself the opportunity to see more of Ankara than meets the eye by joining a top-rated tour. Put your relaxed road trip to a halt in favor of an in-depth exploration of the city’s best sights and hidden gems while connecting with locals and fellow travelers.

After exploring all these beautiful places, drive leisurely to the beautiful city of Ankara for some much-needed rest and relaxation. Here you can choose from the best selection of hotels and places to stay as you get to know more about this spectacular city.

After a long day of driving and exploring some of the best places to visit in Turkey, it’s time to make your relaxed road trip even more comforting. Sit down for a lovely meal at one of the best restaurants in Ankara.

We highly recommend going to Bogazici Lokantasi. This place is a popular restaurant with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 2,361 customers.

Another great restaurant option is Urfalı Hayrağ'nın Yeri. This food place is often recommended by travelers and has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,773 customers.

You can also eat at the top-rated New York Pizza Delivery Anıttepe. Offering great food and amazing service, this restaurant has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 655 customers.

After dinner, it’s time to fall in love with the amazing nightlife in Ankara and unwind at some of the best bars in the city.

Check out The Soul Pub for a great selection of alcoholic and non-alcoholic drinks. This incredible bar is highly recommended and has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,729 customers.

Another amazing bar that serves many kinds of beverages and cocktails is Nefes Bar // Bi' Nefes Özgürlük. This bar has a wonderful rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 1,078 customers.

You may also try O Ses Sensin - Karaoke, another top-rated bar in the city. About 910 bargoers have given this place a thumb up, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

Celebrate this unique opportunity to enjoy a memorable road trip adventure across Turkey!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Ankara

  • Ankara
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Drive 7 km, 46 min

  • Tacettin Sultan Mosque
  • Gokyay Foundation Chess Museum
  • Ulucanlar Prison Museum
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On day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, you'll explore the best attractions in Ankara at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Ankara, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 3 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Tacettin Sultan Mosque. This incredible mosque has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 418 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Turkey by seeing another popular site in Ankara, the wonderful Gokyay Foundation Chess Museum. This museum is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 418 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Ulucanlar Prison Museum. This museum has received an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 14,418 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 5 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Ankara itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Turkey extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Ankara. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, MARTI RESTAURANT. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 620 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Altı Üstü Bar, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Altı Üstü Bar is rated 4.4 stars out of 5 by 537 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended Fevzi Hoca Balık Lokantası. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 3,895 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Ankara and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Nil Rock Bar. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 902 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular The Muddy Waters. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 694 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Zaytung Zone. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Zaytung Zone has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 3,395 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 5 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 6

Day 6 – Keçiören and Ankara

  • Ankara
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Drive 49 km, 1 hour 25 min

  • Peçenek Mesire Alanı
  • Altınköy
  • Haci Bayram Veli's Birthplace
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On day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, you'll explore the best attractions in Ankara at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Ankara, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 2 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Altınköy Açık Hava Müzesi. This incredible museum has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 11,831 travelers.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 6 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Ankara itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Turkey extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Ankara. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, ANKA GAME CENTER & INTERNET CAFE. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 1,225 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Afganistan Sofrası, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Afganistan Sofrası is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 241 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended New Park Hotel. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 3,581 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Ankara and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Always Rock Bar. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 619 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Nedjima Cafe & Bistro. Rated 4.4 out of 5 stars by 463 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is On An On Rock Cafe. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. On An On Rock Cafe has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 344 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 6 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 7

Day 7 – Ankara

  • Ankara
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Drive 10 km, 51 min

  • Ankara Evi Park
  • Zincirli Cami
  • Column of Julian
  • Haci Bayram Mosque
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On day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, you'll explore the best attractions in Ankara at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Ankara, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 1 night will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Ankara Evi Park. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 967 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Turkey by seeing another popular site in Ankara, the wonderful Zincirli Cami. This mosque is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 967 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Column of Julian. This must-see tourist destination has received an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 147 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Haci Bayram Mosque. This mosque is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.8 out of 5 stars from 19,579 visitors.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 7 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Ankara itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Turkey extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Ankara. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, CPAnkara Hotel. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,947 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Şehir Kebapçısı, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Şehir Kebapçısı is rated 4.3 stars out of 5 by 1,036 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended No4. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 474 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Ankara and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular The Celt Irish Pub. This vibrant bar is rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 445 customers.

If you want to try a different bar, check out the popular Central Bar Ankara. Rated 4.3 out of 5 stars by 2,567 customers, this bar is a great place to try some excellent liquor.

Another recommendation you shouldn’t miss is Fat Boy Bar & Grill. Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks. Fat Boy Bar & Grill has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars by 303 bar goers.

Enjoy the rest of day 7 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 8

Day 8 – Bolu

  • Ankara
  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 191 km, 2 hours 34 min

  • Ankara Vakıf Museum
  • Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum
  • CerModern Stage
  • More

Day 8 of your easy and relaxed road trip through Turkey gives you the opportunity to travel leisurely and experience two places in one day. You will start your day by exploring some of the best sights in the city of Ankara. By the end of the day, you’ll drive in the direction of the city of Bolu, where you’ll stay at a top-rated hotel of your choice for 6 nights.

When you’re ready to head to your first attraction of the day, the wonderful Ankara Vakıf Museum is waiting for you. This museum has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 310 visitors.

The next stop on your road trip vacation is Ankara Painting and Sculpture Museum. This unique museum is a highly recommended place to visit, rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,426 visitors.

Don’t forget to make a stop at the incredible CerModern Stage. With an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 4,991 visitors, this theater is one of the top sights to visit in the area.

Make the most of your relaxed road trip vacation by joining activities and tours that let you discover what else Ankara has in store for you. There are many top-rated experiences you can include in your travel plan to add flavor to your relaxed road trip in Turkey. Browse all of your options and reserve your slot before our favorites get fully booked.

Turn on some soothing tunes in the car because it’s now time to drive to the city of Bolu. In Bolu, you can choose among the best hotels and places to rest and recharge to complement your relaxed road trip experience in Turkey.

With a lovely menu and an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 2,926 customers, you can’t go wrong with choosing Yorem Manti Unlu Mamuller.

Locals also recommend Bolu Hanzade Restaurant as one of the top restaurants in the area. So if you’re feeling hungry, don’t forget to check out the menu at Bolu Hanzade Restaurant as well. This local-favorite restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,298 customers.

If you feel like having something else, you could also book a table at Kasri Kebap Bolu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 933 customers.

If you would like to celebrate your vacation with a drink, we recommend going to a place like Karpalas City Hotel & Spa. Karpalas City Hotel & Spa is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,485 customers and is one of the best bars you can visit tonight.

This is the perfect place to enjoy a couple of drinks if you want to continue your celebrations.

This popular bar will bring up your mood and give you a good ending to your night.

Raise your glass in celebration and anticipation of your memorable and relaxing road trip adventure through Turkey!

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Day 9

Day 9 – Seben and Bolu

  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 150 km, 3 hours 18 min

  • Seben lefties Rock Houses
  • Goksu Nature Park
  • Golcuk Nature Park
  • Atatürk Orman Park
  • Tomb of Hayreddin-i Tokadı
  • More

Day 9 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip through Turkey serves as your introduction to Bolu. This is your chance to experience the very best of the city and appreciate Turkey and its distinct culture and people.

Upon arriving in Bolu, you can check in at the accommodation of your choice for a quick break. This 4-star hotel has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 170 former guests.

You’ll enjoy restful days and nights at the 5-star Buyuk Abant Oteli & Kongre Merkezi. With an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 397 guests, Buyuk Abant Oteli & Kongre Merkezi is the best luxury hotel option we recommend while in the city.

The 3-star Abant Kartal Yuvasi Hotel offers comfort at an affordable price, perfect for practical travelers.

These recommendations are among the most popular places to stay in Bolu. If any of these options are not available during your stay in the city, we’ll provide you with the best alternatives. Our flexible booking system will automatically offer you a selection of accommodations that fit your budget and needs.

You'll enjoy easy access to the most remarkable sights in Bolu, allowing you to explore the city at a relaxed pace. For example, you can take in the unique atmosphere of the city from the outstanding Seben lefties Rock Houses. This must-see tourist destination and attraction is one of the top travel destinations in Bolu. The fascinating Seben lefties Rock Houses has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 1,008 travelers.

Bolu is also home to the captivating Goksu Nature Park, a local park and another popular attraction in the city. About 658 visitors have rated this incredible site with 4.3 out of 5 stars.

The extraordinary Golcuk Nature Park is another unforgettable place you can visit on your easy and relaxed road trip across Turkey. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 16,523 travelers, Golcuk Nature Park proves to be one of the top sights in the area.

You’ll enjoy the time you’ll spend at the incredible Atatürk Orman Park. A trip to this wonderful site will inspire you. Visitors have rated their experience at this amazing park and attraction an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 2,718 reviews.

When you’re in the mood to experience something amazing, we recommend you visit the fantastic Tomb of Hayreddin-i Tokadı. Every year, travelers gather around this fascinating cemetery and sightseeing spot to appreciate its unique features. Around 881 visitors have rated the famous Tomb of Hayreddin-i Tokadı an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Tours often allow you to see beyond what books and social media feature about Bolu, its culture, and people. So for a more meaningful travel experience in the city, we recommend you join one of the most popular tours available on this day of your relaxed road trip across Turkey.

Mealtimes are the perfect opportunities to immerse yourself in the local culture of Turkey. After a day of appreciating the best places to visit in Bolu, explore the city like a local by trying out the best restaurants in the area.

Ranking high on our list of the best restaurants in Bolu is Oklava. With an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 913 customers, you really have to try the savory dishes of this excellent restaurant.

Locals love GRAND KEBAP BOLU for its delicious meals, and we recommend you visit the restaurant at least once during your stay in Bolu. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 609 customers.

Another alternative is Kazancım Hizmet Etli Ekmek. This restaurant serves a variety of comforting food and drinks and has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,436 customers.

A visit to a top-rated local bar is one of the most refreshing ways to cap off a beautiful night in Bolu. At Kaybedenler Kulübü Meyhane Bolu, you can enjoy a mix of fun and relaxation. This bar is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 128 customers.

Sleep comfortably and prepare for another day of your laid-back adventure in Turkey!

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Day 10

Day 10 – Bolu

  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 130 km, 3 hours 20 min

  • Religious Forest
  • Kapankaya seyir terası
  • Yedigöller National Park
  • Yedigöller Waterfall
  • Serin Lake
  • More

On day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, you'll explore the best attractions in Bolu at your own pace and immerse in the city's unique local culture. Today's laid-back tour features some of the best restaurants and bars in Bolu, where you can sample some delicious local food.

The accommodation you’ll be staying at for another 4 nights will be conveniently located close to several attractions, like the famous Religious Forest. This incredible park has an average rating of 4.1 out of 5 stars from 834 travelers.

Make the most of your slow-paced travel adventure in Turkey by seeing another popular site in Bolu, the wonderful Kapankaya seyir terası. This best-rated sightseeing destination is rated an average of 4.1 out of 5 stars by 834 travelers.

You can then move on to the incredible Yedigöller National Park. This park has received an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 14,610 visitors.

Another stop you might want to add to your self-drive itinerary is the remarkable Yedigöller Waterfall. This must-see tourist destination is sought after by many travelers from around the world. The popular attraction has received 4.6 out of 5 stars from 353 visitors.

If you want to discover more, consider stopping by the famous Serin Lake. This amazing site is a wonderful must-see tourist destination with more than 254 wanderlust-filled travelers rating it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Get a dose of thrill, excitement, and inspiration on day 10 of your unhurried and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Check out the tours and tickets you can add to your Bolu itinerary and feel all the emotions in this wonderful city. Add a highly recommended tour to your vacation package now and make this refreshing new day of your self-drive through Turkey extra special!

After a long day exploring the popular attractions in the city, it’s time to sample the different kinds of mouthwatering foods served at the best restaurants in Bolu. One of our top recommendations includes a selection of delicious meals on its menu, Kubbealti. This place is a local favorite and has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,694 customers.

You may also try the variety of dishes served at Et Evi -Bolu Çiftliği, which is an excellent choice if you want a nice place to eat near your accommodation. Et Evi -Bolu Çiftliği is rated 4 stars out of 5 by 1,871 customers.

You can also eat at the highly recommended KÖFTECİ HASAN. This amazing restaurant has an average rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars by 1,443 food lovers.

After finishing your meal, it’s time to experience the amazing nightlife in Bolu and unwind at the coolest bars in the city. Drink the night away and celebrate this day of your relaxed road trip at the popular Bolu Gardenya Restaurant. This vibrant bar is rated 4.6 out of 5 stars by 382 customers.

Drink up and relax in this amazing bar that serves different kinds of alcoholic beverages and cocktail drinks.

Enjoy the rest of day 10 of your relaxed road trip across Turkey, and prepare for another day of unhurried adventure!

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Day 11

Day 11 – Sarıyar, Göynük, Mudurnu, and Bolu

  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 213 km, 3 hours 39 min

  • Victory Tower
  • Mudurnu Clock Tower
  • Abant Tabiat Müzesi
  • Lake Abant
  • More

Day 11 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Turkey gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Sarıyar and visit more of its attractions.

Sarıyar has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 3 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Abant Tabiat Müzesi, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Abant Tabiat Müzesi has a rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 1,134 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Lake Abant. This city feature got an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from its 7,606 guests.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Sarıyar by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Sarıyar.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Sarıyar, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

Konyalı etli ekmek fırın kebabı is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Sarıyar-based food place has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 344 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Kumsal Bakery Cafe is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Kumsal Bakery Cafe proved an excellent choice for around 208 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

Another local favorite in Sarıyar is Hünkar Sofrası (Ahmet Usta'nın Yeri), which has an average score of 4.4 out of 5 stars based on 248 individuals’ reviews.

After your meal, consider getting a drink at one of the top bars in Sarıyar, Kartaltepe Boutique Hotel. This bar enjoys an average rating of 4.3 over 5 stars given by 340 customers.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Sarıyar and end day 11 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Turkey on a great note!

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Day 12

Day 12 – Bolu

  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 21 km, 39 min

  • Akkaya Travertenleri
  • Kadi Mosque
  • Orta Hamam
  • Beyazıt Cami
  • Yukarı Taşhan
  • More

Day 12 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Turkey gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Bolu and visit more of its attractions.

Bolu has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 2 nights more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Akkaya Travertenleri, one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Akkaya Travertenleri has a rating of 4.2 out of 5 stars from 3,860 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Kadı Mosque. This city feature got an average score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from its 275 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Bolu is the notable Orta Hamam. The popular Orta Hamam is a highlight of many travel packages in Bolu. As a matter of fact, this remarkable must-see tourist destination has a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from around 879 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Bolu, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Beyazıt Cami. Take your time exploring this wonderful mosque and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.8 stars out of 5 from 822 visitors.

If you’re keen to explore more, head to the outstanding Upper Stone Inn. With a rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 524 travelers, a trip to the spectacular Upper Stone Inn is something to look forward to in Bolu.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Bolu by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Bolu.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Bolu, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

BABAYANİ LOKANTASI is one of the top restaurants in the city. This Bolu-based food place has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 116 guests.

If you’re looking for another option near your accommodation, Bolçi Cafe Restaurant is also one of the best restaurants you can try in the city. Bolçi Cafe Restaurant proved an excellent choice for around 1,216 visitors, who gave the restaurant an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Bolu and end day 12 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Turkey on a great note!

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Day 13

Day 13 – Bolu

  • Bolu
  • More

Drive 216 km, 4 hours 13 min

  • Karagöl National Park (Natural Park)
  • Saraycık yaylası göleti
  • Sarıalan Yaylası
  • Kartalkaya Ski Center
  • More

Day 13 of your comfortable self-drive tour across Turkey gives you another chance to explore the magnificent city of Bolu and visit more of its attractions.

Bolu has plenty of activities and sights, so you won’t be short of things to do during your laid-back and relaxed road trip in Turkey. Fortunately, your accommodation, where you’ll be staying for 1 night more is conveniently located near several of the city’s best attractions.

One of the best stops on your hassle-free journey is the popular Karagöl National Park (Natural Park), one of the top attractions in the city. In fact, the incredible Karagöl National Park (Natural Park) has a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 742 visitors.

You could also spend some time relaxing at the amazing Saraycık yaylası göleti. This city feature got an average score of 4.6 out of 5 stars from its 114 guests.

Another place of interest in the city of Bolu is the notable Sarıalan Yaylası. The popular Sarıalan Yaylası is a highlight of many travel packages in Bolu. As a matter of fact, this remarkable must-see tourist destination has a rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from around 180 travelers.

Aside from the above-mentioned attractions in Bolu, you also have the opportunity to stop by the marvelous Kartalkaya Ski Center. Take your time exploring this wonderful top-tier point of interest and one of the city’s most notable places. This magnificent site has a rating of 4.1 stars out of 5 from 582 visitors.

Get a more in-depth understanding of Bolu by checking out the amazing selection of tours and excursions you can add to your relaxed road trip itinerary. Explore more of the city’s wonders, create memorable experiences, and join laid-back to challenging activities. You’ll be happy to learn that there are plenty of top-rated tours and activities in Bolu.

When it’s time to eat, the city has a variety of restaurants and cuisines to suit your palate and complement your relaxed road trip experience. Take a leisurely walk around Bolu, while looking for a place to eat. Or, check out our top recommendations below and treat yourself to a nice meal.

This bar offers a variety of drinks you can choose from.

Toast to an amazing time in Bolu and end day 13 of your slow-paced and relaxed road trip in Turkey on a great note!

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Day 14

Day 14 – Beyoğlu, Üsküdar, and Istanbul

  • Istanbul
  • More

Drive 270 km, 4 hours 1 min

  • Dolmabahçe Palace
  • Grand Mecidiye Mosque (Ortaköy Mosque)
  • Ortaköy Square
  • Yıldız Park
  • Galata Tower
  • More

On day 14 of your laid-back and relaxed road trip adventure, you’ll have the chance to visit two remarkable areas in Turkey. Since this self-drive tour offers freedom and flexibility, you can decide how much time you want to spend in each place to enjoy the memorable travel destinations in Turkey.

Your first destination is the beautiful city of Beyoğlu. As the day progresses, you’ll continue your in-depth tour of the country in the city of Üsküdar. You’ll spend 1 night in Istanbul.

Take the opportunity to relax while admiring what the city has to offer. While on a relaxed road trip, one of the best places to explore in the city is the remarkable Galata Tower. This tower and popular sightseeing spot has an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars from 170,132 visitors.

While exploring the city of Beyoğlu, we highly recommend you join one of its top-rated tours. Joining a tour will allow you to better understand the local culture in Turkey, meet new people, and create memorable experiences, while you comfortably enjoy.

After a fun experience in Beyoğlu, buckle up and enjoy a relaxing drive to your next stop, the incredible city of Üsküdar. This is your opportunity to create more unforgettable memories in Turkey and discover the wonderful Üsküdar.

While in Üsküdar, take a break at one of its best attractions, the great Dolmabahçe Palace. This palace and popular site has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 76,645 reviews.

Another top location in the city is the fascinating Grand Mecidiye Mosque (Ortaköy Mosque). Most travelers find that this mosque and travel destination lives up to its rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 33,548 reviews.

If you’re interested in exploring more unique attractions, visit the fantastic Ortaköy Square. This travel spotis a go-to place in Üsküdar. This stunning attraction and best-rated sightseeing destination has a 4.6 out of 5 star-rating from 13,420 visitors.

Another attraction you shouldn’t miss is the incredible Yıldız Park. With an average rating of 4.7 over 5 stars from 33,412 visitors, it's clearly a must-visit in the area.

As this day of your laid-back exploration of the best attractions in Turkey comes to a close, continue your relaxed road trip adventure in Istanbul. Drive leisurely, enjoy the views, and listen to some good music. In Istanbul, you’ll choose from the best hotels and places to stay in the city and restore your energy.

After a long day of traveling and sightseeing, take it easy and have a wonderful dinner at one of the best restaurants in Istanbul. Check out İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant, a top choice in Turkey due to its excellent meals and service.

Another Istanbul restaurant to try is a local favorite, Byzantion Bistro Restaurant.

If you’re looking for another must-visit option, Gulhane Sark Sofrasi is a perfect choice. This popular restaurant in Istanbul has a score of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 1,078 people.

After dinner, many travelers enjoy hanging out and unwinding at some of the top bars in Istanbul. The popular BrusQ Bar & Hookah Lounge has a rating of 5 out of 5 stars from 712 customers and is the perfect place to fully appreciate your unhurried and relaxed road trip vacation in Turkey.

You could also relax with a drink at another popular bar like Cafe Amedros. This hang-out has an average rating of 4.4 from 737 individuals.

If you want to visit another place, the locals of Istanbul recommend Just Bar. Due to its local reputation, this bar boasts an average rating of 4.6 over 5 stars from 557 individuals.

Celebrate another day of your relaxing road trip through Turkey with a toast at a top-rated bar in Istanbul!

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Day 15

Day 15 – Istanbul - departure day

  • Istanbul - Departure day
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  • Beyazıt Square
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Day 15 of your relaxed road trip in Turkey is your departure day. If you have a flight to catch, you’ll drop off your rental car well in advance before your departure. Choose a late flight to enjoy a stress-free last day in Istanbul.

Depending on when you need to leave, you might be able to fit in some sightseeing or shopping. Embrace the beauty of Istanbul once more and find some souvenirs to help you remember your time in the city. To end your relaxing road trip in Turkey on top, we recommend visiting some of the following attractions.

Beyazıt Square is an extraordinary attraction that is perfect for your last day in Istanbul. This top sight is a popular square, rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 25,033 visitors.

Unwind and look back at the past 15 days of your relaxed road trip over a bite to eat. This is your chance to enjoy one last traditional meal in Istanbul or just grab something light to keep you going.

Check out the menu at Resto Han. Dining at Resto Han is one of the best food experiences you can have in Istanbul. This popular restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,126 customers.

Another top recommendation in Istanbul is Istanbul Anatolian Cuisine. If you go to Istanbul Anatolian Cuisine, you can expect delicious food, a nice ambiance, and great service. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,545 customers.

Alternatively, you could also go to a place like Las Tapas Restaurant. If you haven’t yet, a trip to Las Tapas Restaurant is your opportunity to have a lovely meal before leaving the city. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,052 customers.

Give yourself enough time to wave goodbye to Istanbul and begin your journey home. The unforgettable experiences you’ve collected along your 15-day relaxed road trip in Turkey is a story you will tell for the rest of your life.

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