8 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Ankara Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 5 nights
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Ankara
— 2 nights

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5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia and Basilica Cistern will thrill your kids. There's lots more to do: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

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

Ankara to Istanbul is an approximately 4.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. When traveling from Ankara in May, plan for somewhat warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 25°C, while nights are a bit cooler with lows around 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Nature
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Must see
Basilica Cistern
4.4

2
nights
Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Sat): ponder the world of politics at Yargitay, get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir, then see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, and finally make a trip to Musa aga camii. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Haci Bayram Mosque (Haci Bayram Camii), get a new perspective on nature at Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi, then examine the collection at Erimtan Arkeoloji ve Sanat Muzesi, then see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi, and finally look for gifts at Kibele Kale.

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You can fly from Istanbul to Ankara in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 18°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Anitkabir
4.8
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Natural History Museum
Anadolu Medeniyetleri Muzesi
4.6
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Specialty Museum
Rahmi M. Koc Muzesi
4.8

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