12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

12 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.
Escape the urban bustle at Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koç Museum. There's still lots to do: wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and kick back and relax at Solar Plajı.

For where to stay, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour planner .

If you are flying in from Egypt, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

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Sultanahmet District
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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