15 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Istiklal Caddesi, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see reviews, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip maker site.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Riyadh in October, with highs in Istanbul at 28°C and lows at 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Tbilisi, Georgia

— 5 nights
On the bank of the Mtkvari River and at the foot of Trialeti mountain range, Tbilisi's location has given the city strategic significance since it was founded in the 5th century.
Let the collections at Sergi Makalatia Gori Historical and Ethnographical Museum and Fotografia capture your imagination. Get some cultural insight at Jvari Church and Old Town (Altstadt) Tbilisi. Change things up with these side-trips from Tbilisi: Gori (Uplistsiche Cave Town & Stalin Museum). There's much more to do: surround yourself with nature on a nature and wildlife tour, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tsminda Sameba Cathedral, explore the historical opulence of Narikala Fortress, and cozy up to a beverage at Karalashvili's Wine Cellar.

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Getting from Istanbul to Tbilisi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Georgia Standard Time (GET), which is usually a 1 hour difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Tbilisi, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Outdoors · Wildlife

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 8 nights

Queen of Cities

Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. Get in touch with nature at Bosphorus Strait and Istanbul Cable Car. Enjoy Istanbul some more: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, browse the exhibits of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

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Fly from Tbilisi to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Tbilisi to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Tbilisi, expect a bit warmer days and much hotter nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Nature