7 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Izmir
— 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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yeni Camii and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Hagia Sophia Museum and Suleymaniye Cami will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul travel route planner.

Use the Route module to find travel options from your starting location to Istanbul. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akkum Plaji, then make a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), then visit Alsancak, and then walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Izmir trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get little chillier in Izmir: highs are around 22°C and lows about 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches

Side Trip

Akkum Plaji
Highlights from your plan
Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) ©
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

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