16 days in Istanbul & Copenhagen Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul & Copenhagen Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Topkapi Palace and Pera Museum. Step off the beaten path and head to Beyoglu and Nuruosmaniye Camii. And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, explore the ancient world of Obelisk of Theodosius, and take a stroll through Besiktas.

To see traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul journey planner.

Phoenix, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 10 hours traveling from Phoenix to Istanbul. When traveling from Phoenix in June, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 79°F by day to 63°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Fri) early enough to catch the flight to Copenhagen.

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Copenhagen, Denmark

— 9 nights

City of Beautiful Towers

Founded in the 10th century as a Viking fishing village, Copenhagen has morphed into the cultural, political, and economic powerhouse of the country.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Ny Carlsberg Glyptotek and Louisiana Museum of Modern Art. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Nyhavn and National Museum of Denmark. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Copenhagen: The Karen Blixen Museum (in Rungsted), Helsingoer (Danish Museum of Science and Technology & M/S Maritime Museum of Denmark) and Cold War Museum Stevnsfort (in Roedvig). There's much more to do: step into the grandiose world of Rosenborg Castle, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Alban's Church, take in the spiritual surroundings of Church of Our Lady - Copenhagen Cathedral, and enjoy the sand and surf at Amager Strandpark.

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Getting from Istanbul to Copenhagen by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in July, with highs in Copenhagen at 72°F and lows at 54°F. On the 11th (Mon), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.

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