4 days in Istanbul & St. Petersburg Itinerary

4 days in Istanbul & St. Petersburg Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, thensteep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome. Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

For photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In July in Istanbul, expect temperatures between °C during the day and °C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of The Prison of the Trubetskoi Bastion, thenadmire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, thenpause for some serene contemplation at Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Great Mosque of St. Petersburg. On your second day here, contemplate the long history of Summer Palace of Peter the Great, thenexamine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and then take an in-depth tour of Vladimir Nabokov Museum.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to St. Petersburg takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in July, things will get slightly colder in St. Petersburg: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
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The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood ©
Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral

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