1 day in Turkey Itinerary

1 day in Turkey Itinerary

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1 day in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Alexandria
Fly:  3​h 45​min
1
Istanbul
— Few hours
Fly:  3​h 45​min
End: Alexandria

few
hours
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and then take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Alexandria, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 4-hour combination of taxi and flight. You can also do a combination of taxi, flight, and shuttle; or do a combination of bus and flight. Traveling from Alexandria to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Alexandria in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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