12 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Trabzon
— 4 nights
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Istanbul

— 7 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia Mosque and Kapali Carsi. On the 1st (Mon), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Cairo to Istanbul is 1 hour. While traveling from Cairo, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to fly to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Nov 1 — 8:

Trabzon

— 4 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Soumela Monastery and Atatürk Köşkü. Spend the 11th (Thu) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's more to do: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii.

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

You can fly from Istanbul to Trabzon in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect little chillier with lows of 13°C in Trabzon. You will leave for home on the 12th (Fri).

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Nature · Parks · Wildlife
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