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Istanbul— 11 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.Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi) and Mısır Çarşısı. Visiting Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı will get you outdoors. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, kick back and relax at Burc Beach, and admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern.
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If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around 86°F in August, and nighttime lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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