11 days in Istanbul & Trabzon Itinerary

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Istanbul — 5 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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning website.

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Jeddah in July, things will get a bit cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Fri) so you can catch the flight to Trabzon.
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Trabzon — 5 nights

Explore Trabzon's surroundings by going to Rize (Ataturk House & Ethnography Museum & Hemsin Organik Vadisi) and Torul (in Gumushane).

For more things to do, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon journey planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Trabzon in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In July in Trabzon, expect temperatures between 31°C during the day and 25°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Wed) so you can travel back home.
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