5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Istanbul

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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.
Bring the kids along to Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) and Basilica Cistern. Relax by the water at Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find where to stay, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul travel planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July, daytime highs in Istanbul are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

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