17 days in Istanbul Itinerary

17 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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17 days in Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
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End: 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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Sat): explore the ancient world of Valens Aqueduct, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, then steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of St. Mary of the Mongols, and finally steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

To find maps, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul vacation planner.

Berlin, Germany to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour combination of train, flight, and bus. You can also drive; or do a combination of train, bus, and tram. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. In October, Istanbul is a bit warmer than Berlin - with highs of 23°C and lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Basilica Cistern
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Topkapi Palace

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Shop till you drop at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) and Mısır Çarşısı. Your itinerary includes some good beach time at Florya Sahil Parkı and Burc Beach. Spend the 16th (Sun) wandering around Taksim Square. Enjoy Istanbul some more: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, head off the coast to Galatasaray Island, and steep yourself in history at Galata Tower.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Parks
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Suleymaniye Cami
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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