8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey trip itinerary planner

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Istanbul

— 7 nights

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.
On the 22nd (Wed), spend a fun day on foot with Walking tours. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Mosque, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To see reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul day trip planning app.

Newark, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Newark in December, expect a bit warmer with lows of 44°F in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Tours · Shopping
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Turkey travel guide

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Ruins · Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.