7 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Ankara
— 2 nights

4
nights
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul tour itinerary planner.

Baku, Azerbaijan to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also take a bus; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Azerbaijan Standard Time to Turkey Time is minus 1 hour. When traveling from Baku in August, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sun) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©
Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Anitkabir, thendon't miss a visit to Musa aga camii, thenexamine the collection at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and finally examine the collection at Gendarmerie museum. On the 11th (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and then explore the world behind art at 8 Hubb Art Gallery.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and more tourist information, read Ankara road trip planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Istanbul, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of °C to lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Museums Shopping
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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi ©
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi ©
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi

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