13 days in Istanbul Itinerary

13 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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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.
Get some historical perspective at Sultanahmet District and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Spend the 31st (Mon) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Spend the 7th (Mon) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. There's still lots to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

If you are flying in from Singapore, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. December in Istanbul sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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Topkapi Palace
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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