27 days in Bangkok & Istanbul Itinerary

27 days in Bangkok & Istanbul Itinerary

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Bangkok, Thailand
— 11 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 15 nights
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Bangkok, Thailand

— 11 nights

City of Angels

Enjoy cultural, historical, and culinary exploration during your holiday in Bangkok, the capital of Thailand and the most populous city in the country.
Historic City of Ayutthaya and Wat Chaiwatthanaram are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Explore hidden gems such as Temple of the Golden Buddha (Wat Traimit) and Wat Phra Sri Sanphet. Venture out of the city with trips to Wat Sanam Nuea (in Pak Kret), Ancient City (in Samut Prakan) and Ayutthaya (Wat Borom Puttharam, Wat Worrachettharam, &more). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Wat Suthat, walk around Lumpini Park, get great views at Wat Saket, and browse the range of quality goods at Terminal 21.

To see more things to do, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, go to the Bangkok road trip planning tool.

If you are flying in from Thailand, the closest major aiports are Suvarnabhumi Airport, Don Mueang International Airport and U-Tapao International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 39°C in July, and nighttime lows around 30°C. On the 26th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bangkok

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 15 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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Ulu Cami and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Yeni Camii and Pierre Loti Tepesi will appeal to history buffs. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Bursa Archaeological Museum (in Bursa), Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar) and Derekoy Kilisesi (in Mudanya). On the 28th (Tue), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. Next up on the itinerary: enjoy the sand and surf at Eskibag Plaji, walk around Gulhane Park, tour the pleasant surroundings at Kisirkaya Beach, and admire the landmark architecture of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul planning website.

Traveling by flight from Bangkok to Istanbul takes 14.5 hours. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Bangkok to Istanbul. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Bangkok in July, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Tours · Outdoors

Side Trips