60 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

60 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

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60 days in Mumbai & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  21​h 15​min
Mumbai, India
— 27 nights
Fly:  9​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 31 nights
Fly:  16​h 45​min
End: San Francisco, United States

26
days
Mumbai, India

Mumbai ©
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Chowpatty Beach and Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. Museum-lovers will get to explore Mani Bhavan Gandhi Museum and Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Vastu Sangrahalaya. Get out of town with these interesting Mumbai (Bombay) side-trips: Alibaug (Versoli Beach, Nagaon Beach, & more), Elephanta Caves (in Elephanta Island) and Matheran (Louisa Point, Charlotte Lake, & more). Pack the 23rd (Sat) with family-friendly diversions at KidZania Mumbai. Plan for a day of cool, family-friendly fun on the 26th (Tue) at Water Kingdom. There's lots more to do: take a memorable drive along Marine Drive, explore the striking landscape of Sanjay Gandhi National Park, stroll through Juhu Beach, and kick back and relax at Gorai Beach.

For more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Mumbai (Bombay) online road trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Mumbai (Bombay) is an approximately 21.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 13 hours traveling from San Francisco to Mumbai (Bombay). Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from San Francisco in June: highs in Mumbai (Bombay) hover around 90°F, while lows dip to 79°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Fri) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Mumbai

#Parks, #Outdoors, #Beaches

Side Trips

Matheran, Thane, Alibaug, Varsoli Beach, Bhuigaon Beach
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Chowpatty Beach ©
Chowpatty Beach
Shree Siddhivinayak ©
Shree Siddhivinayak
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus ©
Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus

31
days
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Get some historical perspective at Golden Horn and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Escape the urban bustle at Florya Sahil Parkı and Dalia Beach. The adventure continues: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and stroll through Suma Beach.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai (Bombay) to Istanbul takes 9 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 3 hours traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Mumbai (Bombay) in July, with lows around 68°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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