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
— 5 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Trabzon
— 4 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jeddah

5
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.
Explore hidden gems such as Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Next up on the itinerary: stroll around Gulhane Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and take a stroll through Eminonu Square.

For more things to do, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planning app .

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 slightly colder than Jeddah - with highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Tue) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki
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Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki ©
Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

4
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. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Sumela Monastery. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Trabzon: Tirebolu (Tirebolu Kalesi & Tirebolu Belediye Plaji). Next up on the itinerary: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki, identify plant and animal life at Hacka Yaylasi, and steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü.

To see where to stay, photos, maps, and more tourist information, use the Trabzon visit site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Trabzon in 4.5 hours. Other options are to 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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tirebolu, Kackar Daglari Milli Parki
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Sumela Monastery ©
Sumela Monastery
Tirebolu Kalesi ©
Tirebolu Kalesi

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