15 days in Antalya, Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Antalya, Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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Antalya
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Istanbul
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Antalya

— 5 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Visiting Lower Duden Waterfalls and Konyaalti Beach will get you outdoors. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Antalya: Cirali (Chimaera & Cirali Beach) and Carya Golf Club (in Belek). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Kaleici, look for gifts at Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, examine the collection at Antalya Muzesi, and take in the dramatic scenery at Kursunlu Waterfalls.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Antalya trip itinerary planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Antalya is an approximately 7-hour flight. When traveling from Kuwait City in May, plan for cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Antalya: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to fly to Trabzon.

Things to do in Antalya

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature

Side Trips

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Trabzon

— 1 night
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sun): get great views at Boztepe, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, then contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü, and finally see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum.

For maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Trabzon day trip planning tool.

Getting from Antalya to Trabzon by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Antalya, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 22°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites · Museums
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Istanbul

— 8 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.
You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Take a break from the city and head to Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki and Luxury Istanbul. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, visit Ortakoy, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul online vacation maker.

Getting from Trabzon to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Tue) to allow time to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Parks
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