10 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

10 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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10 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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

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. Step off the beaten path and head to Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Sarikaya Yaylasi. Change things up with these side-trips from Trabzon: Tirebolu (Tirebolu Kalesi & Tirebolu Belediye Plaji). There's lots more to do: get great views at Sumela Monastery, stop by Trabzon Cevahir Outlet, explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası, and look for all kinds of wild species at Hacka Yaylasi.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Trabzon is an approximately 8-hour flight. Traveling from Jeddah in August, things will get little chillier in Trabzon: highs are around 32°C and lows about 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Wildlife Nature

Side Trips

Tirebolu, Sarikaya Yaylasi, Kackar Daglari Milli Parki
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Sumela Monastery ©
Sumela Monastery
Çal Mağarası ©
Çal Mağarası
Tirebolu Kalesi ©
Tirebolu Kalesi

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 discover tucked-away gems like Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. The adventure continues: stroll around Gulhane Park, take a stroll through Beyoglu, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya).

To see reviews, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online route builder .

Getting from Trabzon to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 34°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Neighborhoods Parks Museums

Side Trip

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

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