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.
Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Modern Museum. Visit Golden Horn and Galata Tower for their historical value. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), delve into the lush surroundings at Gozdag Estate Park, and get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in May, and nighttime lows around 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

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