5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

5 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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, museums, religious sites, shopping, and historic sites. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern.

To see maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

The Route module shows you travel options from your home to Istanbul. In October, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 23°C, while at night they dip to 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

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

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