8 days in Istanbul Itinerary

8 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.
Basilica Cistern and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, and enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker website .

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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