12 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Tbilisi, Georgia
— 6 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Beirut to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Beirut in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 6 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Gori (Stalin Museum, Uplistsiche Cave Town, &more) and Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral). There's much more to do: explore the engaging exhibits at Museum of Illusions, explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, take a memorable drive along Rustaveli Avenue, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church.

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Fly from Istanbul to Tbilisi in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Tbilisi. In July, daily temperatures in Tbilisi can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Childrens Museums

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