16 days in Izmir & Istanbul Itinerary

16 days in Izmir & Istanbul Itinerary

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1
Izmir
— 9 nights
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights

9
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Get out of town with these interesting Izmir side-trips: Selcuk (Baths of Varius, Bibliotheque de Celsus, &more). Next up on the itinerary: brush up on your military savvy at Izmir Muze Gemiler Mudurlugu, examine the collection at Hamza Rustem Photograph Museum, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh, and admire the landmark architecture of Fatih Cinili Cami.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Izmir trip maker tool.

Doha, Qatar to Izmir is an approximately 8-hour flight. In August, Izmir is cooler than Doha - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Theme Parks

Side Trip

Selcuk
Highlights from your plan
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House) ©
Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House)

6
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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 plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

For photos, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route planner.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Istanbul takes 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of taxi, bus, and ferry. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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