10 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

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10 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  7​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Trabzon
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jeddah

4
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki and Beyoglu. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Gulhane Park, look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam, pause for some photo ops at Sultanahmet Square, and get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online tour itinerary maker .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, Istanbul is little chillier than Jeddah - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Mon) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Neighborhoods Museums

Side Trips

Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki, Merkez Eyup Sultan Camii
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Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

5
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. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Tirebolu Belediye Plaji. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Trabzon: Sultan Murat Plateau (in Caykara), Tirebolu Kalesi (in Tirebolu) and Sarikaya Yaylasi (in Uzungol). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki, take some stellar pictures from Sumela Monastery, identify plant and animal life at Hacka Yaylasi, and steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü.

To see photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Trabzon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 27°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tirebolu, Sultan Murat Plateau, Sarikaya Yaylasi, Kackar Daglari Milli Parki
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Sumela Monastery ©
Sumela Monastery
Sultan Murat Plateau ©
Sultan Murat Plateau
Tirebolu Kalesi ©
Tirebolu Kalesi

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