15 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Ankara
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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Visiting Bosphorus Strait and Deepist Diving & Travel will get you outdoors. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Buyukada Tabiat Parki (in Buyukada) and Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik). And it doesn't end there: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the striking landscape of Bentler Tabiat Parki, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

For maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip builder.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul, you'll gain 2.5 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Bengaluru, expect colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Wildlife · Nature · Historic Sites

Side Trips

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Anitkabir and Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi. Get some historical perspective at AbacI PeribacalarI and Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii). Change things up with these side-trips from Ankara: AlucdagI Mesire AlanI (in Camlidere), Lake Tuz (in Sereflikochisar) and Kurt BogazI Baraj Golu (in Kazan). There's much more to do: examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, explore the world behind art at 8 Hubb Art Gallery, admire the striking features of Kocatepe Mosque (Kocatepe Camii), and take in the exciting artwork at Galeri Artist.

To see more things to do, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Ankara route site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Ankara takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive; or take a train. In December, Ankara is little chillier than Istanbul - with highs of 3°C and lows of 2°C. You will have some time to spend on the 15th (Tue) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums · Historic Sites · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

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