6 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

6 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

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6 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
1
Mumbai, India
— 1 night
Fly:  10​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
Mumbai, India

Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
On the 2nd (Thu), pause for some photo ops at Gateway of India, then take an in-depth tour of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya, and then take in the views from Bandra-Worli Sea Link. On your second day here, take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, then admire the striking features of Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Crawford Market, and finally indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Mumbai trip itinerary tool .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Chhatrapati Shivaji International Airport. May in Mumbai sees daily highs of 39°C and lows of 31°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mumbai

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Gateway of India ©
Gateway of India
Marine Drive ©
Marine Drive

3
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: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul driving holiday planner.

Fly from Mumbai to Istanbul in 10 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul. In May, Istanbul is cooler than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. On the 7th (Tue), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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