4-Day Itinerary in Istanbul
When Is The Best Time to Travel to Istanbul?
If you are also going to Cappadocia, the best time to go is in
: About 40 degrees Celsius. –
Spring and autumn
: the best time to travel to Istanbul, with
pleasant temperatures and little chance of rain
: It is cold and snowy, but fewer tourists.
Where to Stay in Istanbul
We stayed at the
Be careful with reservations with free cancellation.
Book hotels with advance payments.
Or go to renowned hotels. –
Pera Palace Hotel
Vogue Hotel Supreme Istanbul
Orientbank Hotel Istanbul
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How to Get to and Around Istanbul
arrive by plane to Istanbul
; tickets are quite affordable.
We used Uber; if you do not speak English, I recommend you hire a transfer online. And for moving around the city, mostly walking and by cab.
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Spend 4 Days in Istanbul
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Day 1 in Istanbul
Arrival in the afternoon in Istanbul, at
Sabiha Gökçen airport.
We stayed n th
Golden Horn Hotel
, located in Sultanahmet.
Have dinner at the Galata Bridge restaurants.
Don’t order fish by weight.
Day 2 in Istanbul: Visiting the Ottoman Istanbul
Visit the Topkapi Palace in ancient Byzantium. You can see the Bosphorus, the Sea of Marmara, and the Golden Horn.
Go to the
Hagia Sophia Basilica Museu
m. There are fewer tourists during lunch time.
was under construction when we went there.
features sculptural artworks from different periods.
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Art
was the residence of Ibrahim Paşa, a vizier in the year 1523.
Day 3 in Istanbul: Bosphorus Cruise
We visited the
Pierre Lotti viewpoint,
and a city tour until we reached the cruise pier.
We stopped in a very picturesque fishing village. We ended the day enjoying the sunset on a terrace overlooking Istanbul’s most famous mosques.
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Day 4 in Istanbul: Grand Bazaar, Suleiman Mosque, and Beyoglu
is the largest covered market in the world.
Suleiman, the Magnificent Mosque,
was commissioned by Suleiman the Magnificent with
is full of life, with bars and stores on both sides.
Pay the entrance fee to the
and enjoy the lovely views.
is a shopping street that runs through Beyoglu.
Day 5 in Istanbul: Spice Bazaar and Asian Side
Egyptian Bazaar or Spice Bazaar
is a colorful market packed with all kinds of spices.
is super quiet with a sad history and is reachable via a small boat.
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