15 days in Istanbul Itinerary

15 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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) and Rahmi M. Koc Museum. Venture out of the city with trips to Basiskele (Uzuntarla Tabiat Parki & Eriklitepe Tabiat Parki), Asaf Family Beach (in Adalar) and Bursa (Ulu Cami & Koza Hani). Spend the 18th (Sat) exploring nature at Sakarya Il Ormani Tabiat Parki. Spend the 22nd (Wed) exploring nature at Buyukada Tabiat Parki. There's still lots to do: enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi, indulge in some personalized pampering at some of the best spas, take an in-depth tour of Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi, and admire the striking features of Yeni Camii.

For maps, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Istanbul online driving holiday planner .

If you are flying in from Canada, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In January in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 10°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

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Buyukada, Bursa, Basiskele, Alman Koyu, Ballikayalar Tabiat Parki
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Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi ©
Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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