14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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Trabzon
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Trabzon

— 5 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Popular historic sites such as Atatürk Köşkü and Gulbahar Hatun Cami are in your itinerary. Tirebolu Kalesi and Yeni Cuma Camii are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trabzon side-trips: Karaca Cave (in Torul), Rize (Kackar Daglari Milli Parki & Hemsin Organik Vadisi) and Limni Golu Tabiat Parki (in Gumushane). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası, delve into the distant past at Soumela Monastery, take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi, and admire the verdant scenery at Hidirnebi Yaylasi.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Trabzon trip builder tool.

Cairo, Egypt to Trabzon is an approximately 13-hour flight. Traveling from Cairo to Trabzon, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Nature · Historic Sites · Wildlife

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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.
Get outdoors at Halic and Erikli Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. Change things up with a short trip to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik (about 1h 35 min away). There's lots more to do: take a stroll through Beyoglu, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the long history of Rumeli Fortress.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder website.

You can fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Trabzon in March, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Outdoors · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods

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