13 days in Rize & Istanbul Itinerary

13 days in Rize & Istanbul Itinerary

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13 days in Rize & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  15​h 30​min
1
Rize
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 30​min
2
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

1
night
Rize

Rize ©
Rize is the capital city of Rize Province in the eastern part of the Black Sea Region of Turkey.NameThe name comes from Greek (riza) or Ριζαίον (Rizaion), meaning "mountain slopes". Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then admire the sheer force of Agaran Selalesi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Kible Dagi Camii. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the ancient world of Rize Kalesi, then admire the verdant scenery at Hemsin Organik Vadisi, and then admire the natural beauty at Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi.

To find more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rize holiday app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Rize is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect nights in Rize to be a bit cooler, around 25°C, while days are colder, around 31°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rize

Parks Nature Outdoors

Side Trip

Agaran Selalesi
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Agaran Selalesi ©
Agaran Selalesi
River Rafting & Tubing
Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi ©
Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi

9
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Kapali Carsi make great kid-friendly stops. Spend the 20th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's lots more to do: explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , take a stroll through Ortakoy, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip tool .

Explore your travel options from Rize to Istanbul with the Route module. July in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 23°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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