12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

12 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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami . There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul online road trip planner .

If you are flying in from Sweden, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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