12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Istanbul trip planner

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Istanbul

— 9 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, have some family-friendly fun at Tuzak, explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, and explore the galleries of Galata Tower.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Colombo, Sri Lanka to Istanbul is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Colombo to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Colombo in February; daily highs in Istanbul reach 11°C and lows reach 11°C. You'll have a few hours on the 4th (Wed) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks