4 days in Istanbul Itinerary

4 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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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.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Change things up with these side-trips from Istanbul: Aya Yorgi Church (in Buyukada) and Bursa (Ulu Cami & Green Tomb). There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. December in Istanbul sees daily highs of 44°F and lows of 44°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Bursa, Aya Yorgi Church
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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