11 days in Trabzon, Istanbul & Antalya Province Itinerary

11 days in Trabzon, Istanbul & Antalya Province Itinerary

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Trabzon
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Alanya
— 1 night
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Antalya
— 3 nights
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Trabzon — 1 night

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 20th (Tue): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Cuma Camii, then see the interesting displays at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum, and then appreciate the views at Hidirnebi Yaylasi.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Trabzon trip builder.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Trabzon is an approximately 7-hour flight. Traveling from Riyadh in September, you will find days in Trabzon are colder (29°C), and nights are little chillier (22°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul — 5 nights

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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Mosque and Galata Tower will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.

To see other places to visit, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul online driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Trabzon to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Trabzon in September, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can fly to Alanya.
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Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Alanya — 1 night

A modest coastal town for most of its long history, Alanya became a cosmopolitan tourist destination in the 1990s, drawing big crowds with its nightlife and long stretch of sandy beaches.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Tue): explore the historical opulence of Alanya Kalesi and then enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach.

To find ratings, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Alanya vacation planning tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Alanya in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Antalya.
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Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches

Antalya — 3 nights

Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Bring the kids along to The Land of Legends Theme Park and Temple of Apollo. When in Antalya, make a side trip to see Ancient Theater in Side, approximately Side away. And it doesn't end there: visit Kaleici, take in the dramatic scenery at Lower Duden Waterfalls, and stroll around Kecili Park.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Antalya day trip website.

Drive from Alanya to Antalya in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In September in Antalya, expect temperatures between 36°C during the day and 24°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can fly back home.
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Antalya Province travel guide

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Beaches · Ruins · Waterfalls
Once a land of ancient cities, Antalya Province lies along the Mediterranean coast and is now home to Turkey's largest international sea resort. Tour the narrow, cobbled streets and historical houses in the province's eponymous city, or pay a visit to the World Heritage Site of Xanthos. Ancient cities and ruins scattered throughout the province give it its historical character. The 657 km (408 mi) long shoreline offers plenty of space to relax along its immaculate beaches and ports. Fill your holiday itinerary with a yacht tour, game of golf, rock climbing, and bird-watching.
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