8 days in Istanbul & Lisbon Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Lisbon Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

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.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Yeni Camii and Turkish and Islamic Arts Museum (Turk ve Islam Eserleri Muzesi). And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Halic, look for gifts at Jennifer's Hamam, snap pictures at Bosphorus Bridge, and see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find where to stay, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Istanbul online trip maker.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In August, daytime highs in Istanbul are 34°C, while nighttime lows are 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Igreja de Sao Domingos (Santa Justa e Rufina) and Santo Antonio de Lisboa. Change things up with these side-trips from Lisbon: Praia de Albarquel (in Setubal), Jose Maria de Fonseca (in Azeitao) and Troia Beach (in Troia). There's still lots to do: stroll through Baleal Beach, pause for some serene contemplation at Loios Convent, relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas, and learn about winemaking at Ervideira.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip maker tool.

Fly from Istanbul to Lisbon in 8 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lisbon is minus 3 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, plan for slightly colder nights in Lisbon, with lows around 20°C. On the 26th (Wed), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

Side Trips