14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Trabzon
— 5 nights
2
Istanbul
— 7 nights

5
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. Popular historic sites such as Atatürk Köşkü and Tirebolu Kalesi are in your itinerary. Gulbahar Hatun Tomb and Bedrama Castle are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Get out of town with these interesting Trabzon side-trips: Limni Golu Tabiat Parki (in Gumushane), Karaca Cave (in Torul) and Rize (Kackar Daglari Milli Parki & Hemsin Organik Vadisi). There's lots more to do: explore the fascinating underground world of Çal Mağarası, delve into the distant past at Soumela Monastery, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, 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 °C to lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Rize, Çal Mağarası, Limni Golu Tabiat Parki, Karaca Cave, Hidirnebi Yaylasi
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Karaca Cave ©
Karaca Cave
Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb

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.
Get outdoors at Halic and Erikli Waterfall. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik (about 1h 25 min away). Spend the 20th (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Beyoglu, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul online journey planner.

You can fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Trabzon in March, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Erikli Waterfall, Delmece Yaylasi
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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