12 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Tbilisi Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
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Tbilisi, Georgia
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Istanbul is an approximately 5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. Traveling from Beirut to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Beirut in July, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Mon) so you can travel to Tbilisi.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping
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Tbilisi, Georgia

— 6 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Tbilisi: Gori (Stalin Museum, Uplistsiche Cave Town, &more) and Mtskheta (Jvari Church & Svetitskhoveli Cathedral). There's lots more to do: take in the local highlights with Walking tours, don't miss a visit to Rustaveli Avenue, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sioni Church, and get engrossed in the history at Georgian National Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Tbilisi trip maker.

Getting from Istanbul to Tbilisi by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Tbilisi is 1 hour. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Tbilisi

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Theme Parks

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