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Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

It was a while ago last August, but I never got around to summarizing my wonderful trip to Istanbul to visit my sister who was living in Istanbul at the time.

 

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

 

Following is a summary of that visit with a suggested itinerary for those visiting this beautiful city.

 

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

Generally, in Istanbul there are a number of things you do everywhere :

  1. Eat delicious Turkish food. Drink lots of the local tea and coffee.
  2. Enjoy the lovely and lively Turkish people.
  3. Listen to Turkish music and dance alot.

 

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

 

Now, when it comes to attractions, there are a few musts :

  1. Spend long hours staring at, walking around, sailing on, swimming in… the Bosphorus. We did!
  2. Blue Sultan Ahmed Mosque, Hagia Sophia Ayasofya , and the Tomb of Sultan Ahmed. Generally explore the old city and take a rest at the lovely Gulhane Park.
  3. Wonder around in the Covered Grand Bazaar and the Egyptian Spice Bazaar.
  4. Church of Saint Savior in Chora – Istanbul
  5. Watch the The Mevlevi Order of Whirling Dervishes
  6. Istanbul’s Ortakoy Mosque
  7. Verebatan Sarnici Basilica Cistern
  8. Fish Market Street.
  9. Go a dip and a scrub at a local Hamam.

 

Istanbul Turkey : Trip Summary & Suggested Itinerary

 

For a selection of hotels in Istanbul, check these accommodation options.

Enjoy Istanbul! I know I did.

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