11 days in Istanbul Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul
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Istanbul

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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.
Head to Jennifer's Hamam and Istiklal Streetfor some retail therapy. Your inner history buff will appreciate Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Change things up with a short trip to Sapanca Lake in Sapanca (about 1h 25 min away). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour.

To find maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul holiday planning tool .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In October, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 28°C, while at night they dip to 26°C. On the 18th (Fri), you'll travel back home.

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Sapanca Lake
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Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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