9 days in Tel Aviv & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Tel Aviv & Istanbul Itinerary

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9 days in Tel Aviv & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Madrid, Spain
Fly:  8​h 15​min
1
Tel Aviv, Israel
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 15​min
End: Madrid, Spain

3
nights
Tel Aviv, Israel

Called the "White City" thanks to the color of its World Heritage-listed architectural landmarks, Tel Aviv serves as Israel's modern and cosmopolitan second city.
Get out of town with these interesting Tel Aviv side-trips: Jerusalem (Israel Museum, Yad Vashem - The World Holocaust Remembrance Center, & more). There's still lots to do: let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour, test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, take a stroll through Jaffa Old City, and take in the waterfront at Tayelet.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Tel Aviv trip planner.

Madrid, Spain to Tel Aviv is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Israel Standard Time is 1 hour. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Madrid in April: high temperatures in Tel Aviv hover around 26°C and lows are around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Tel Aviv

Tours Museums Fun & Games

Side Trip

Jerusalem
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Walking tours
Room Escape Games
Tayelet ©
Tayelet

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Spend the 11th (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

For photos, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip planning app .

Fly from Tel Aviv to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Tel Aviv to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Tel Aviv in April, things will get slightly colder in Istanbul: highs are around 20°C and lows about 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Tours Museums
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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