11 days in Athens, Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

11 days in Athens, Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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11 days in Athens, Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Beirut, Lebanon
Fly:  3​h 15​min
1
Athens, Greece
— 4 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
2
Trabzon, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  5​h
End: Beirut, Lebanon

4
nights
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
Step out of the city life by going to Glyfada Beach and Areopagus. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Monastiraki and Gallery Demeter. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Acropolis of Athens, take a stroll through Plaka, admire all the interesting features of Panathenaic Stadium, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Voula Beach.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Athens trip maker website .

Beirut, Lebanon to Athens is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, and bus. In August, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 39°C, while at night they dip to 29°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Athens

Parks Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Glyfada Beach
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Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Plaka ©
Plaka

1
night
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. Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü and then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum.

For reviews, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Trabzon trip itinerary planner .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Athens to Trabzon. When traveling from Athens in August, plan for little chillier days in Trabzon, with highs around 32°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 27°C. On the 20th (Mon), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Museums Historic Sites
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Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum

5
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.
You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Topkapi Palace and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. There's lots more to do: browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, enjoy the sand and surf at Suma Beach, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and identify plant and animal life at Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online travel planner .

You can fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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