17 days in Istanbul Itinerary

17 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.
Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Mudanya (Mudanya Armistice House Museum & Derekoy Kilisesi), Yalova (Erikli Waterfall, Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale, & more) and Celal Bayar Vakfi ve Muzesi (in Bursa). Spend the 9th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's lots more to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), indulge in some culinary diversions at a local gastronomic tour, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul attractions planning tool .

If you are flying in from Morocco, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Museums Outdoors

Side Trips

Izmit, Yalova, Mudanya, Osman Hamdi Bey House and Museum, Ataturk Kosku
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
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Topkapi Palace

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