14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

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14 days in Trabzon & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  9 h 45 min
1
Trabzon
— 9 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Muscat

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 outdoors at Tomara Selalesi Tabiat Parki and Sera Golu. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Atatürk Köşkü and Limni Golu Tabiat Parki. Venture out of the city with trips to Karaca Cave (in Torul), Sultan Murat Plateau (in Caykara) and Tirebolu Belediye Plaji (in Tirebolu). Next up on the itinerary: take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, steep yourself in history at Castle Of Trabzon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, and get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe.

For reviews, traveler tips, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Trabzon online day trip planner .

Muscat, Oman to Trabzon is an approximately 10-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Trabzon, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. In September, Trabzon is slightly colder than Muscat - with highs of 29°C and lows of 22°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Giresun, Rize, Gumushane, Akcaabat, Tirebolu Belediye Plaji
Find places to stay Sep 13 — 22:
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Sultan Murat Plateau ©
Sultan Murat Plateau
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Cami ©
Gulbahar Hatun Cami

4
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . You'll discover tucked-away gems like Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi and Ulu Cami. Explore Istanbul's surroundings by going to Green Tomb (in Bursa) and Aya Yorgi Church (in Buyukada). There's much more to do: take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Eyup Sultan Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul online route planner .

Getting from Trabzon to Istanbul by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Trabzon in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bursa, Aya Yorgi Church
Find places to stay Sep 22 — 26:
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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