10 days in Medina, Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

10 days in Medina, Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

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10 days in Medina, Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
1
Medina, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Trabzon, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

2
nights
Medina, Saudi Arabia

Medina ©
Most tourism in Medina, the second-holiest city in Islam, comes from pilgrims who visit as part of the Hajj, an annual traditional journey that ends in Mecca.
Medina is known for historic sites, nature, shopping, museums, and childrens museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Al Masjid an Nabawi, make a trip to Masjid Al Ghamamah, see the interesting displays at The Beautiful Names of Allah Gallery, and contemplate the long history of Abu Bakar Masjed.

To find ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Medina holiday planner.

Jeddah to Medina is an approximately 2.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Jeddah in August, plan for a bit warmer days in Medina, with highs around 51°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Medina

Historic Sites Parks Nature
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Al Masjid an Nabawi ©
Al Masjid an Nabawi
Masjid Quba ©
Masjid Quba
Masjid Al Qiblatayn ©
Masjid Al Qiblatayn

4
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Medina to Istanbul takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Medina in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Wed) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Trabzon, Turkey

Trabzon ©
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Trabzon is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Tomb, and take some stellar pictures from Sumela Monastery.

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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. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Hidirnebi Yaylasi, Culture Museum
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Sumela Monastery ©
Sumela Monastery
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Yeni Cuma Camii

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