8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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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.
Attractions like Dalia Beach and Sultanahmet District make great kid-friendly stops. Head to Kapali Carsi and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. Step out of Istanbul to go to Cinarcik and see Delmece Yaylasi, which is approximately 1h 15 min away. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the awesome beauty at Selale Parkuru, and explore the striking landscape of Bentler Tabiat Parki.

For other places to visit and tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

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