3 days in Istanbul Itinerary

3 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul
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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.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Golden Horn and Basilica Cistern. Do your shopping at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) and Istiklal Street. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), wander the streets of Ortakoy, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find maps, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip tool .

If you are flying in from Czech Republic, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In December, plan for daily highs up to 7°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 11th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

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