10 days in Istanbul, Trabzon & Fethiye Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul, Trabzon & Fethiye Itinerary

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10 days in Istanbul, Trabzon & Fethiye Itinerary

Start: Cairo
Fly:  5​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Trabzon
— 2 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  6​h 15​min
3
Fethiye
— 5 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  9​h 15​min
End: Cairo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 1st (Fri): appreciate the history behind Sultanahmet Square. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Eyup Sultan Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, and finally get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online day trip planner .

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Cairo, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Little Hagia Sophia ©
Little Hagia Sophia

2
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. Start off your visit on the 4th (Mon): get great views at Boztepe, take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Anne's Church, then steep yourself in history at Atatürk Köşkü, and finally steep yourself in history at Gulbahar Hatun Tomb. On the 5th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gulbahar Hatun Cami and then explore the striking landscape of Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Trabzon day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Trabzon takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Trabzon, with lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Fethiye.

Things to do in Trabzon

Historic Sites Wildlife Parks
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Soumela Monastery ©
Soumela Monastery
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb ©
Gulbahar Hatun Tomb
Gulbahar Hatun Cami ©
Gulbahar Hatun Cami

5
nights
Fethiye

Fethiye ©
A prosperous hub of tourism on the Mediterranean coastline, Fethiye boasts one of Turkey's finest natural harbors.
Visiting Kaputas Beach and Babadag will get you outdoors. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Kayakoy and Tlos. Get out of town with these interesting Fethiye side-trips: Patara (Patara Plajı & Patara Antik Kenti), Xanthos Antik Kenti (in Kalkan) and Lions Tomb (in Kas). And it doesn't end there: glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour, steep yourself in history at Old Town, explore the ancient world of Kaunos, and step into the grandiose world of Fethiye Kalesi.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Fethiye day trip planning site .

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Fethiye takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Trabzon in November: highs in Fethiye hover around 25°C, while lows dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Fethiye

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Dalyan, Kas, Marmaris, Patara, Xanthos Antik Kenti
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Babadag ©
Babadag
Kaunos ©
Kaunos
Lycian Rock Tombs ©
Lycian Rock Tombs

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