5,319
trips planned by users
©

Diyarbakir trip planner

Create a fully customized
day-by-day itinerary for free

Itinerary Planner
+ Add destination
2 adults
Adults
- +
Teens
- +
Kids
- +
Close

Diyarbakir

4.2
Diyarbakır is one of the largest cities in southeastern Turkey. Situated on the banks of the Tigris River, it is the administrative capital of the Diyarbakır Province. With a population of about 930,000 it is the second largest city in Turkey's Southeastern Anatolia Region, after Gaziantep.Diyarbakir is considered the unofficial capital of Turkish Kurdistan. As such, it has been a focal point for conflict between Turkey's government and Kurdish insurgent groups.Names and etymologyThe name Diyarbakir is inscribed as Amid on the sheath of a sword from the Assyrian period, and the same name was used in other contemporary Syriac and Arabic works. The Romans and Byzantines called the city Amida. Another medieval use of the term as Amit is found in Empire of Trebizond official documents in 1358. Among the Artukid and Akkoyunlu it was known as "Black Amid" (Kara Amid) for the dark color of its walls, while in the Zafername, or eulogies in praise of military victories, it is called "Black Fortress" (Kara Kale). In the Book of Dede Korkut and some other Turkish works it appears as Kara Hamid. Diyarbakir is in Diyarbakir Province. Take a look at our Turkey online holiday planner to refine the details of your trip to Diyarbakir.
Create a full itinerary — for free!

Plan your trip to Diyarbakir

  • Get a personalized plan

    A complete day-by-day itinerary
    based on your preferences
  • Customize it

    Refine your plan. We'll find the
    best routes and schedules
  • Book it

    Choose from the best hotels
    and activities. Up to 50% off
  • Manage it

    Everything in one place.
    Everyone on the same page.

Popular things to do in Diyarbakir

View all ›
4.8
Duration:2​h
4.0
Duration:2​h
3.6
Duration:2​h
4.3
Duration:2​h

Side trips from Diyarbakir

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:2​h
4.4
Duration:2​h

Hidden gems in Diyarbakir

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.9
Duration:2​h
5.0
Duration:2​h

Historic Sites in Diyarbakir

4.6
Duration:2​h
4.5
Duration:2​h
4.7
Duration:1​h 30​min
4.3
Duration:2​h

Shopping in Diyarbakir

3.7
Duration:2​h 30​min
3.5
Duration:2​h 30​min
2.5
Duration:2​h
1.0
Duration:2​h

Museums in Diyarbakir

3.7
Duration:2​h
3.3
Duration:2​h

Places to visit with Diyarbakir