22 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

22 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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22 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Manama
Fly:  12​h 45​min
1
Trabzon
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Istanbul
— 11 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
End: Manama

9
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. Get out of town with these interesting Trabzon side-trips: Rize (Hemsin Organik Vadisi, Ziraat - Botanik Cay Bahcesi, & more), Uzungol (in Caykara) and Giresun Castle (in Giresun). There's lots more to do: see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Limni Golu Tabiat Parki, take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, and contemplate the long history of Gulbahar Hatun Tomb.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon visit planner .

Manama, Bahrain to Trabzon is an approximately 13-hour flight. While traveling from Manama, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 32°C to lows of 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Wildlife

Side Trips

Rize, Uzungol, Sera Golu, Giresun Castle, Limni Golu Tabiat Parki
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Sera Golu ©
Sera Golu
Çal Mağarası ©
Çal Mağarası
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum

11
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.
Bring the kids along to Dolmabahce Palace and KIz Kulesi. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Taksim Square, admire the striking features of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find where to stay, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul journey planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Göynük Köyü Mer. Cami
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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