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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki and Gulhane Park. There's much more to do: take a stroll through Eminonu Square, appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find more things to do, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Tue) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Museums Parks

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. Explore hidden gems such as Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. Explore Trabzon's surroundings by going to Tirebolu (Tirebolu Kalesi & Tirebolu Belediye Plaji). There's lots more to do: 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 reviews, other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Trabzon route planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Trabzon takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. August in Trabzon sees daily highs of 32°C and lows of 27°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) so you can 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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