4 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

4 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 1 night
2
Izmir
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi), thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, thenget engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii.

To find reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. In August, plan for daily highs up to °C, and evening lows to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
On the 10th (Mon), stroll through Akarca Sahili, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Ekmeksiz Plaji, and then kick back and relax at Akkum Plaji. On your second day here, take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu, thenkick back and relax at Cukuralti Halk Plaji, and then walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Izmir online tour builder.

You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Prepare for a bit cooler weather when traveling from Istanbul in August: high temperatures in Izmir hover around °C and lows are around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Akarca Sahili, Akkum Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Cukuralti Halk Plaji ©
Cukuralti Halk Plaji
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu

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