16 days in Istanbul & Gaziantep Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul & Gaziantep Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 10 nights
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Gaziantep
— 5 nights

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Istanbul

— 10 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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For photos, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online trip planner.

Gaziantep to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Gaziantep in April: highs in Istanbul hover around 20°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) so you can travel to Gaziantep.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Gaziantep

— 5 nights
A haven for foodies, Gaziantep boasts almost 200 bakeries with what many claim to be the best baklava in the world.
Venture out of the city with trips to Sanliurfa (Sanliurfa Archeology and Mosaic Museum, Halil Ul Rahman Mosque, &more) and Kahramanmaras (Kahramanmaras Museum, Abdulhamid Han Camii, &more). There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Zeugma Mosaic Museum, walk around Dulukbaba Tabiat Parki, see the interesting displays at Hamam Muzesi, and look for gifts at Bakircilar Carsisi.

For more things to do, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Gaziantep trip planning website.

Getting from Istanbul to Gaziantep by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect nights in Gaziantep to be about the same, around 7°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 24°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Gaziantep

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Parks

Side Trips

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