8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

8 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.
Head to Istiklal Street and Mısır Çarşısıfor some retail therapy. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Food Tours and Egyptian Bazaar. When in Istanbul, make a side trip to see Erikli Waterfall in Yalova, approximately 1h 25 min away. On the 26th (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. There's still lots to do: look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam, tour the pleasant surroundings at Gulhane Park, get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museums, and buy something for everyone on your list at Akbati Alisveris ve Yasam Merkezi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Iran, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. September in Istanbul sees daily highs of 26°C and lows of 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

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