15 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

15 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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Trabzon
— 5 nights
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Istanbul
— 9 nights
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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. Change things up with a short trip to Kackar Daglari Milli Parki in Rize (about 1h 15 min away). Spend the 20th (Mon) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: examine the collection at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gulbahar Hatun Cami, stroll through Hacka Yaylasi, and contemplate the long history of Atatürk Köşkü.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Trabzon trip itinerary builder site.

Muscat, Oman to Trabzon is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Muscat to Trabzon is minus 1 hour. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Muscat in December; daily highs in Trabzon reach 14°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Wildlife · Historic Sites · Nature

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Istanbul

— 9 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, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Trabzon to Istanbul in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Trabzon, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Fri) to allow time for the flight back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
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