5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and contemplate the long history of Galata Tower.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning site .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Topkapi Palace

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