12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul

— 11 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Hagia Sophia as well as Pinar Mosque. For shopping fun, head to Jennifer's Hamam or Koza Hani. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Aya Yorgi Church and Green Tomb. Get out of town with these interesting Istanbul side-trips: Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar), Buyukada Tabiat Parki (in Buyukada) and Ulu Cami (in Bursa). Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki. Spend the 9th (Wed) exploring nature at Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki. There's much more to do: get engrossed in the history at Istanbul Archaeological Museum, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Yeni Camii, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

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Budapest, Hungary to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Wildlife

Side Trips

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