32 days in Rize, Trabzon & Kusadasi Itinerary

32 days in Rize, Trabzon & Kusadasi Itinerary

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32 days in Rize, Trabzon & Kusadasi Itinerary

Start: Algiers
Fly + Drive:  16​h 15​min
1
Rize
— 6 nights
Drive:  1​h 15​min
2
Trabzon
— 8 nights
Fly + shuttle:  5​h 15​min
3
Kusadasi
— 15 nights
Drive + Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Algiers

6
nights
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Visiting Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Ayder Yaylasi will get you outdoors. Popular historic sites such as Zilkale and Rize Kalesi are in your itinerary. Change things up with these side-trips from Rize: Artvin (Mencuna Waterfalls & Twin Bridge), Palovit Selalesi (in Camlihemsin) and Lazika Cay (in Ardesen). Spend the 2nd (Sun) exploring nature at Akyamac Selalesi Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at Firtina Deresi, step into the grandiose world of Kizkalesi, see the interesting displays at Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum, and admire the sheer force of Gelin Tulu Selalesi.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Rize trip planning app .

Algiers, Algeria to Rize is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Algiers in May: highs in Rize hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) so you can go by car to Trabzon.

Things to do in Rize

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Camlihemsin, Artvin, Lazika Cay
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Ayder Yaylasi ©
Ayder Yaylasi
River Rafting & Tubing
Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum ©

8
nights
Trabzon

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Sumela Monastery and Boztepe will appeal to history buffs. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Karun Hazinesi El Sanatlari Ustasi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trabzon: Karaca Cave (in Torul), Sarikaya Yaylasi (in Uzungol) and Karaca Cave (in Gumushane). Spend the 7th (Fri) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Culture Museum, steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Trabzon trip itinerary builder .

Getting from Rize to Trabzon by car takes about 1.5 hours. Expect a daytime high around 28°C in June, and nighttime lows around 22°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Kusadasi.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Karaca Cave, Bedrama Castle, Sarikaya Yaylasi, Hidirnebi Yaylasi, Karaca Cave
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Boztepe ©
Boztepe

15
nights
Kusadasi

Kusadasi ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Ephesus Museum and Ancient City of Ephesus. Visit Altinkum Beach and Pamucak Beach for some beach relaxation. Change things up with these side-trips from Kusadasi: Selcuk (Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Baths of Varius, & more), Oleatrium (in Soke) and Sirince Koyu (in Sirince). Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Wed) at Tortuga Water Park. There's much more to do: stop by Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, delve into the distant past at Bibliotheque de Celsus, hunt for treasures at Kuşadası Market, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Ladies Beach.

To see maps, ratings, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Kusadasi day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Trabzon to Kusadasi in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Trabzon to Kusadasi due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Trabzon, expect a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Kusadasi, ranging from highs of 35°C to lows of 24°C. On the 28th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Kusadasi

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks

Side Trips

Selcuk, Izmir, Didim, Priene Antik Kenti, Sirince Koyu
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Ephesus Museum ©
Ephesus Museum
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus

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