8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Muscat
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 7 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Muscat

7
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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern make great kid-friendly stops. The adventure continues: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning app .

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Muscat to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Muscat in May, things will get cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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