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10 Enjoyable Routes You Can Visit with Your Family During Your Midterm Break


10 Enjoyable Routes You Can Visit with Your Family During Your Midterm Break

The second midterm holiday period, which will take place between April 8 and April 12, 2024, will be increased to 7 days with the combination of the weekend. This year’s Ramadan Feast coincides with these dates, which means a 9-day holiday for public institution employees. Where to go on break?

If you do not have any plans for this holiday season yet, we have compiled these 10 enjoyable routes for you to go as a family. Many options await you, from places for day trips to pleasant getaways to nearby cities by renting a car.


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Sapanca is undoubtedly the ideal getaway spot for those who want to get away from city life. Especially if you live in big cities like Istanbul, the fact that it can be reached in about 2 hours by car puts it at the top of travel lists. Sapanca guarantees a pleasant holiday not only with its lake view and natural beauties, but also with its hotels offering special activities for children. On this enjoyable route, which can also be taken as a day trip, you can walk by the lake or in nature and taste the local flavors of the region.

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Bolu – Yedigöller

Seven Lakes

Yedigöller National Park, located 42 kilometers north of Bolu and south of Zonguldak, consists of 7 lakes lined up 1500 meters from north to south, connected to each other by surface and underground flows. There are 7 lakes within Yedigöller National Park: Büyükgöl, Seringöl, Deringöl, Nazlıgöl, Küçükgöl, İncegöl and Sazlıgöl. These lakes are located on two plateaus with an altitude difference of 100 meters between them. The national park, which contains many plant species, has the most beautiful mixed natural forests of the country. You can see the lakes and unique landscape beauties by going to ‘Kapankaya Viewpoint’ in Yedigöller National Park. Where to go on break?

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Istanbul – Agva


Ağva, which is 1.5 hours away from Istanbul by car, shows its beauty in every season. Located between Göksu and Yeşilçay streams, Ağva offers visitors an environment where they can be in touch with nature, with its accommodation facilities and restaurants along the stream. You can stay in nearby boutique hotels or bungalows during your trip to Ağva, which is enriched with activities such as long walks, canoeing in the streams or pedal boats.

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Hobbit Houses – Ormanya – Maşukiye

With its distance of approximately 1 hour from Istanbul, Kocaeli is the center of attention for daily visits in every season. On days when the weather conditions are suitable, Ormanya Nature Park and the Hobbit Houses in it are among the best alternatives for children. Depending on the snowfall, Kartepe, the closest ski resort to Istanbul, is also located within the borders of Kocaeli. Another fun alternative in the city for children is Faruk Yalçın Zoo. Where to go on break?

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Bursa – Tirilye


Tirilye, an old fishing village, is a cute town that preserves its old settlement features. Tirilye, which can be reached in 50 minutes by car from Bursa, is famous for its olives and olive oil. In addition to sightseeing and shopping in the unique atmosphere of Tirilye, the nearby ancient port of Kapanca will also attract the attention of children, especially.

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Eskişehir Sazova Science Culture and Art Park

Eskişehir has recently attracted attention as the city of art and culture. Sazova Park and Eskişehir Science, Art and Culture Park, which includes the Theme Park Science and Experiment Center, which allows children to have an enjoyable time, are worth seeing! Odunpazarı Modern Museum (OMM), which has made a great contribution to modern culture and art activities in the region, is an important value of not only the city’s but also Turkey’s cultural and artistic life. Odunpazarı’s historical houses and bazaar attract attention with its nostalgic structure. You can try local flavors in the cafes by the Porsuk Stream and visit the Meerschaum Museum.

Ankara – Kızılcahamam

Ankaara Kızılcahamam / Abacı Fairy Chimneys

Kızılcahamam, with its distance of approximately 55 minutes from the center, is the district that receives the most visitors for recreational day trips or weekends. The district has been visited for health purposes from past to present due to its thermal water resources. The fact that its nature is preserved and accommodation facilities compatible with nature are allowed makes Kızılcahamam a comfortable holiday destination in nature. The authentic villages of Court Ağacin and Pazar will give children who are curious about village life the feeling of wandering through the pages of a children’s book. In addition, Soğuksu National Park, Çamlıdere Geopark, and Kızılcahamam with its Abacı Fairy Chimneys offer many discovery opportunities for children.

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Izmir – Seferihisar


Seferihisar, the first settlement from Turkey to enter the “Cittaslow” list, is among the most suitable places to relax during the second mid-term break and Ramadan Feast. Seferihisar, which can be reached in 45 minutes from Izmir, has historical places such as Teos Ancient City and Sığacık Castle. In Seferihisar, a typical Aegean town with its blue and white houses, you can visit the market set up inside the castle, buy famous Aegean herbs, and taste delicious dishes prepared by local producers.

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Şanlıurfa – Göbeklitepe

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Göbeklitepe can be reached by traveling back 10 thousand years, 20 kilometers from the center of Şanlıurfa. Welcoming visitors interested in archaeology, history and learning with its findings that changed world history, Göbeklitepe is among the most exciting options of this holiday. Göbeklitepe, which houses the most important resources of history, is also a very valuable place for children to increase its historical and cultural richness.

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Cankiri – Ilgaz

Çankırı Ilgaz Yıldıztepe

Ilgaz, the highest mountain range in the Western Black Sea region, hosts those who escape from the noise of city life with its impressive nature, clean air and bird sounds. Offering a different taste in every season, Ilgaz maintains its place among Turkey’s attraction centers in terms of both ski and nature tourism. Ilgaz National Park attracts great attention from nature sports lovers.

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