8 days in Istanbul & Bodrum Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Bodrum Itinerary

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Route & dates

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly + Shuttle:  3 h 15 min
2
Bodrum City
— 2 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  3 h 15 min
End: Istanbul

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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 museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For traveler tips, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip website.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from your home destination to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in July, and nighttime lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Bodrum City.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

2
nights
Bodrum City

More than a million tourists visit Bodrum City each year, drawn by its sandy beaches and luxury hotels.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): get a new perspective on things with Boat Tours & Water Sports, then step into the grandiose world of Castle of St. Peter, and then stop by Gallery Mustafa. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the activities along Bardakci Cove, enjoy the sand and surf at Mor Plaj, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Gun Batimi Plaji.

For more things to do, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Bodrum City trip builder.

You can do a combination of flight and shuttle from Istanbul to Bodrum City in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: high temperatures in Bodrum City hover around 41°C and lows are around 28°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Bodrum City

Outdoors Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Gun Batimi Plaji, Mor Plaj, Scuba & Snorkeling
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Scuba & Snorkeling
Gun Batimi Plaji ©
Gun Batimi Plaji
Castle of St. Peter ©
Castle of St. Peter

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