15 days in Istanbul & Dortmund Itinerary

15 days in Istanbul & Dortmund Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Dortmund, Germany
— 7 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 7 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque.

To find more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are İstanbul Airport, İstanbul Atatürk Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In February, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Dortmund.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Dortmund, Germany

— 7 nights

Green Metropolis

Though its major passion may be soccer, Dortmund offers visitors more than just historical sports venues.
Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Dortmund: Winterberg (Sahnehang, Snow World, &more), Skigebiet Boedefeld-Hunau-Lift (in Boedefeld) and Hochsauerlandkreis (in Lennestadt). There's much more to do: make a trip to Parc national de Kellerwald-Edersee, explore the world behind art at Museum Folkwang, take in the dramatic scenery at Botanischer Garten Grugapark, and visit Briller Viertel.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Dortmund online travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dortmund takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Istanbul in March: high temperatures in Dortmund hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. On the 11th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.

Things to do in Dortmund

Outdoors · Parks · Winter Sports · Museums

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