10 days in Turkey & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

10 days in Turkey & Russian Black Sea Coast Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Sochi, Russia
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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 trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, savor the flavors at Food & Drink, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find reviews, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Mumbai, expect cooler days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Sochi.

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Sochi, Russia

— 4 nights

Russia's Summer Capital

Called the "Summer Capital of Russia," the busy resort town of Sochi is best known as the host of the 2014 Winter Olympics.
Sochi is known for winter sports, parks, and theme parks. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: fly down the slopes at Rosa Khutor Ski Resort, glide through natural beauty at Krasnaya Polyana Mountain Cluster, test the waters at Banya Magi, and hike along Bzerpinskiy Karniz.

To see photos, other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, go to the Sochi visit planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Sochi in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and ferry; or do a combination of ferry and car. Traveling from Istanbul in January, plan for a bit cooler nights in Sochi, with lows around 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) early enough to fly back home.

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Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Spas
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Turkey travel guide

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Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.