11 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

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11 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

Start: Ramallah
Drive:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Trabzon
— 3 nights
Drive:  14​h
End: Ramallah

7
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.
For shopping fun, head to Kapali Carsi or Capitol Alisveris ve Eglence Merkezi. You'll get in some beach time at Dalia Beach and Suma Beach. And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bentler Tabiat Parki, and kick back and relax at Kisirkaya Beach.

To see photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online itinerary planner .

Ramallah, Palestinian Territories to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour car ride. Traveling from Ramallah to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

3
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. Start off your visit on the 23rd (Tue): examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Cuma Camii, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get great views at Sumela Monastery, look for all kinds of wild species at Hacka Yaylasi, and then see the interesting displays at Culture Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Trabzon day trip planning app .

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 July, daily temperatures in Trabzon can reach 31°C, while at night they dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Culture Museum
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Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum
Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Yeni Cuma Camii ©
Yeni Cuma Camii

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