8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Golden Horn and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Head to Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. Spend the 3rd (Thu) exploring nature at Irmak Tabiat Parki. Spend the 2nd (Wed) exploring nature at Bentler Tabiat Parki. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Selale Parkuru, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning tool .

If you are flying in from Palestine, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Topkapi Palace

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