A change in my itinerary
Replies: 1 - Last Post: Apr 23, 2013 10:43 PM Last Post By: sarikanarya
Apr 23, 2013 5:05 PM
A change in my itineraryThe more I read about places in Turkey I find new things. So I have decided to delete my last days going to Ephesus (the crowds will be too excessive in August) and return to what really interested me in the beginning, and that is staying longer at Dogubeyazit. I read about these two day overnight treks around the foot of Mt. Ararat and the villages there and that is more interesting to me than going to Ephesus (I will save Ephesus for a second trip). So my schedule has changed some and after leaving Dogubeyazit & Ani and going to Amasaya......This is what I am thinking about. Does it sound possible for the last five or six days as far as bus schedules would go.
July 31 leave Amasaya and go by bus (via Corum & Sungarlu) to Boyazkale.
August 1: Hang out in Boyazkale and visit local Hittite area.
August 2 Bus (via Sangarlu & Ankara) to Safronbolu.
August 3: Hang out in Sanfrobolu.
August 4: Bus (via Bartin) to Amasra. I think it should only take 2 or 3 hours so would leave morning to give me most the day enjoying the sea.
August 5: Bus (via Bartin) to Istanbul. Would like to arrive in Istanbul by 3 or 4pm if possible to reconfirm my next evening 6:20pm flight home and then get to my hotel (Han Hostel) not far from airport before dark.
Apr 23, 2013 10:43 PM
1Haa haa,this happens to a lot of people;they hear or read about a few places in Turkey and think oh yes,that's what I'll do and then,once they start digging for more info,they find soooo much more!As most of your itinery is based in eastern Turkey I think you have probably made a wise decision.You have to divide the country in to two and do half in each trip unless you have a couple of months or more to tour.Next trip do a detailed tour of the western half :)
These revisions are all doable.To return to Istanbul from Bartın Metro Turizm have a bus at 09.00 arriving 15.45 which would be good for you.Kamil Koç,another good bus company also have a bus at the same time,09.00 so you have some choice there.
This will be a nice scenic day time journey for you too(and you can give me a wave from the bus as you go past my house haa haa!).
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