10 days in Turkey Itinerary

10 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul

— 9 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.
Photography Tours has been added to your itinerary. Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, examine the collection at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see photos, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul holiday planner.

Washington DC, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually an 8 hour difference. Traveling from Washington DC in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 48°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Thu) 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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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · 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.