18 days in Stockholm & Istanbul Itinerary

18 days in Stockholm & Istanbul Itinerary

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18 days in Stockholm & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Stockholm, Sweden
— 9 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
Fly:  10​h 15​min
End: Karachi, Pakistan

9
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Stockholm is known for museums, nature, historic sites, nightlife, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Skansen, admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, explore the historical opulence of Royal Palace, and get in on the family fun at Junibacken.

To find photos, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip itinerary planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Stockholm is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of flight and car. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Karachi to Stockholm. In September, Stockholm is colder than Karachi - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. You'll have a few hours on the 22nd (Sun) to wrap things up before traveling to Istanbul.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Stockholm Old Town ©
Stockholm Old Town
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

7
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul route maker .

You can fly from Stockholm to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stockholm to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Stockholm in September, plan for a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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