7 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul & Izmir Itinerary

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1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
2
Izmir
— 2 nights

4
nights
Istanbul

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.
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Yeni Camii and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. Hagia Sophia Museum and Sultan Ahmed Mosque will appeal to history buffs. There's still lots to do: stop by Eminonu Square, admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam, contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Use the Route module to see travel options from your home to Istanbul. In May, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel to Izmir.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
Izmir

Izmir ©
The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Tue): tour the pleasant surroundings at Akkum Plaji, thenmake a trip to Tarihi Asansor, and then take in the waterfront at Kordonboyu. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower), thenvisit Alsancak, and then walk around Izmir Wild Life Park.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Izmir trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Izmir in 4 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of ferry, bus, and taxi. Traveling from Istanbul in June, things will get little chillier in Izmir: highs are around °C and lows about °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Izmir

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trip

Akkum Plaji
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Izmir Wild Life Park ©
Izmir Wild Life Park
Kordonboyu ©
Kordonboyu
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower) ©
Saat Kulesi (Clock Tower)

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