10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

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10 days in Istanbul & Islamabad Itinerary

Start: Peshawar, Pakistan
Fly:  16​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
2
Islamabad, Pakistan
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h
End: Peshawar, Pakistan

6
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Shop till you drop at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. Get outdoors at Bosphorus Strait and Bentler Tabiat Parki. Step out of Istanbul with an excursion to Delmece Yaylasi in Cinarcik--about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Peshawar, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 16.5-hour flight. Traveling from Peshawar to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Peshawar, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Islamabad.

Things to do in Istanbul

Wildlife Parks Nature

Side Trip

Delmece Yaylasi
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

2
nights
Islamabad, Pakistan

Islamabad ©
The country's capital since 1963, Islamabad has the look and feel of a planned administrative city because, by and large, that's exactly what it is.
Pakistan Monument Museum and Saidpur Village are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Margalla Hills and Bird Aviary. The adventure continues: head outdoors with Trail 3, take in the spiritual surroundings of Faisal Mosque, admire the landmark architecture of Islamabad Stock Exchange Tower, and get great views at Daman-e-Koh.

To find reviews, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read our Islamabad route planner .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Islamabad takes 9 hours. Traveling from Istanbul to Islamabad, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit warmer days and little chillier nights in Islamabad, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Fri) to allow enough time to drive back home.

Things to do in Islamabad

Parks Nature Shopping
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Margalla Hills ©
Margalla Hills
Pakistan Monument Museum ©
Pakistan Monument Museum
Faisal Mosque ©
Faisal Mosque

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