5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

5 days in Istanbul Itinerary

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Istanbul

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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.
Do your shopping at Kapali Carsi and Jennifer's Hamam. Explore hidden gems such as Beyoglu and Halic. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, appreciate the extensive heritage of Pierre Loti Tepesi, visit Ortakoy, and get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower.

To find other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary planner.

Beirut, Lebanon to Istanbul is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of taxi, ferry, bus, and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Beirut to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Beirut in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 14°C, while days are little chillier, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Tue) early enough to fly back home.

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