12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

12 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip app .

If you are flying in from United Kingdom, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 28°C, and evening lows to 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Topkapi Palace

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