3 days in Konya & Istanbul Itinerary

3 days in Konya & Istanbul Itinerary

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Konya
— 1 day
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Istanbul
— 2 nights

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Konya

— 1 day

City of Whirling Dervishes

The Anatolian city of Konya is overrun with intellectual students, cultural events, and historical sites.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Aziziye Cami and then get engrossed in the history at Mevlana Muzesi.

To find other places to visit, photos, maps, and more tourist information, read our Konya visit planner.

Istanbul to Konya is an approximately 3.5-hour flight. You can also take a train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in August, Konya is a bit cooler at night with lows of 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Thu) to allow time to fly to Istanbul.

Things to do in Konya

Historic Sites · Museums

Istanbul

— 2 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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, then steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . On the 7th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Konya to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Konya in August since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping