5-Day Turkey City Break in Istanbul

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Take a 5-day city break in Turkey and explore Istanbul like a local. Immerse yourself in the charm of Istanbul, where every corner holds a new adventure.

Istanbul, where East meets West, captivates with its blend of cultures and history. Explore iconic landmarks like the Hagia Sophia and the Blue Mosque, wander through the bustling Grand Bazaar, and cruise along the Bosphorus. With its vibrant markets, delicious cuisine, and rich historical tapestry, Istanbul bridges continents and eras, providing a unique experience for every traveler.

With this perfectly planned holiday package, you will experience the ultimate Istanbul city break. This trip includes 4 nights in Istanbul at one of the best hotels in the city. Let us take care of the details so you can fully enjoy all the attractions and activities the city has to offer. Whether you're seeking to discover the rich cultural heritage of Istanbul or indulge in its delicious culinary scene, this holiday package has got you covered.

The home for your 5-day holiday in Istanbul will be one of the city’s best hotels. You’ll choose from a great selection of places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Istanbul, close to many of the top attractions and best restaurants in the city. Istanbul offers excellent hotels for every budget, ensuring travelers a fantastic city break. You can rest assured that we will always recommend the best available places to stay in the city.

During your vacation in Istanbul, you'll get the chance to experience some of the best things to see and do in the city. Galata Tower, Spice Bazaar, and Grand Bazaar are only a few of the many spectacular attractions and sights you’ll find on your carefully planned travel itinerary.

Maximize your holiday experience in Istanbul by customizing each day with exciting tours and tickets. Whether you're tracing the footsteps of history through iconic landmarks, savoring the rich flavors of Turkey's traditional cuisine, or uncovering the city's best-kept secrets on guided tours, Istanbul promises an adventure tailored to every traveler's passion. With a diverse selection of immersive experiences to choose from, your time in Istanbul is sure to be anything but ordinary.

Between sightseeing and activities, you will enjoy plenty of time to wander through Istanbul's best shopping streets and markets. Let the unique souvenirs you find serve as fond reminders of your city break in Turkey.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best of Istanbul. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your city break and jump straight to enjoying it. Let the experts take care of the details so you can relax and make the most of your time in Turkey.

To make sure the city break is fully tailored to your interests and preferences, you can easily customize each day of your journey. Our intuitive trip planning puts you in control, ensuring that every moment in Istanbul reflects your unique travel style.

Book with us to get an expertly curated step-by-step travel itinerary and access to 24/7 personal travel support before, during, and after your city break in Istanbul.

The best hotels, flights, activities, and tours in Istanbul fill up quickly, so it's advisable to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Istanbul as early as today. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Istanbul, Turkey!

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Touristic sightseeing ships in Golden Horn bay of Istanbul and mosque with Sultanahmet district against blue sky and clouds. Istanbul, Turkey during sunny summer day.Istanbul / 4 nights
Fatih - town in TurkeyFatih



Galata Tower Flag of Turkish, Blue Sky And GullGalata Tower
People shopping and walking throught the famous ancient bazaar, the Egyptian Bazaar or Misir Carsisi in Istanbul.Spice Bazaar
Hagia Sophia Mosque, Istanbul, Turkey, full viewHagia Sophia
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Aerial shot of Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmed Mosque) surrounded by trees in Istanbul's Old City - Sultanahmet, Istanbul, Turkey.Sultan Ahmed Mosque
The Topkapı Palace surrounded by a garden under the sunlight in Istanbul, Turkey.Topkapı Palace
Eyup Sultan Camii, Istanbul, Turkey, aerial view of eyup sultan mosque.Eyüp Sultan Mosque
Gülhane Park is a historical urban park in the Eminönü district of Istanbul, Turkey.Gülhane Park
Beautiful view of gorgeous historical Suleymaniye Mosque, Rustem Pasa Mosque and buildings in a cloudy day. Istanbul most popular tourism destination of Turkey. Süleymaniye Mosque
Basilica Cistern ancient Byzantine subterranean cistern in Istanbul.Basilica Cistern
Beautiful sunset aerial cityscape of Istanbul historic centre with Galata bridge and mosques. Istanbul, Turkey.Galata Bridge
Sultanahmet Square, Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeySultanahmet Square
photo of Beyazıt Tower in Istanbul University that used as Ancient Medieval Fire Tower during The Ottoman Empire. Beyazıt tower rising through the snowy trees.Beyazıt Square
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Day 1

Day 1 – Istanbul - arrival day

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  • Beyazıt Square
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Your exciting city break begins as soon as you arrive in the beautiful city of Istanbul. You’ll stay in Istanbul for 4 nights.

Drop by the renowned Beyazit Square. This popular square has been rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 25,033 visitors.

When the afternoon arrives, make your way to the hotel of your choice in downtown Istanbul. Check-in at hotels in Turkey normally starts around 2 to 3 PM. Each accommodation option in Istanbul offers a unique blend of comfort and style in addition to prime access to the city’s top attractions.

When you’re ready for dinner, we recommend you try one of the best restaurants in Istanbul.

This renowned restaurant holds , and offers an exceptional menu of cuisine. This acclaimed -recipient consistently leaves guests satisfied, making it a must-visit during your holiday. With a recognition, it guarantees an exceptional dining adventure. Dine in style at Mitani Cafe, a top recommendation for dinner tonight. Or, for a change of pace, Divella Bistro Restaurant boasts a menu that's sure to impress. Also, be sure to check out Mivan Restaurant & Cafe. Known as a local hotspot, it’s a great choice for tonight in Istanbul.

After enjoying a delightful dinner, why not delve into the vibrant local bar scene? You might want to spend the evening at BrusQ Bar & Hookah Lounge, a well-loved spot among locals and tourists.

This is the time to raise a toast for your 5-day city break in Istanbul! Savor the moment and look forward to immersing yourself in the vibrant culture, stunning sights, and local delicacies of the city for the next few days to come!

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Day 2

Day 2 – Istanbul

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  • Fatih
  • Beyoğlu
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  • Eyüp Sultan Mosque
  • Golden Horn
  • Galata Tower
  • Galata Bridge
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Istanbul. You still have 3 nights left in Istanbul, and we recommend that you spend this day relaxing, sightseeing, and dining at the most wonderful places the city has to offer. Here's how you can make the most of today!

Journey into the unknown at Eyüp Sultan Mosque, a unique attraction awaiting your visit. This remarkable mosque has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 58,559 reviews.

When you’re ready to continue your sightseeing, Golden Horn is a recommended place to visit. This ria is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 1,159 reviews.

Another must-see attraction in Istanbul is Galata Tower. Rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 170,132 travelers, this popular tourist destination in Istanbul offers an experience you will remember.

Galata Bridge is another popular stop on travelers' itineraries in Istanbul. This bascule bridge promises memorable moments of exploring. Other travelers have rated this attraction 4.6 out of 5 stars in 33,649 reviews.

To immerse yourself in more memorable moments in Istanbul, check out the best-rated tours the region offers. You can discover and choose from all of the top-rated activities you can do on this day in Istanbul below.

Exploring can easily make you lose track of time. Make sure to grab something to eat and use this opportunity to learn more about Istanbul's food culture.

This local establishment consistently satisfies guests, ensuring an unforgettable holiday experience. Known as a top-rated , it's a top choice in the city. Treat yourself to a delightful dinner at Saltanat Fish & Kebab House, highly recommended for tonight's dining. Or, if you're feeling adventurous, why not try Çağrı Restaurant & Cafe Bar? It's another excellent option with a diverse menu. Consider reserving a table at Resto Han as well. Known for its consistent customer satisfaction, it’s an ideal pick for tonight in Istanbul.

Continue the enjoyment post-dinner at Rounder's Irish Pub, a cherished local gathering spot renowned for its welcoming atmosphere.

Savor the memories of an amazing day in Istanbul, Turkey!

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Day 3

Day 3 – Istanbul

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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
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Rise and shine for day 3 of your city break in Istanbul! Today, delve deeper into the city's offerings, from its iconic landmarks to its hidden gems. With 2 nights remaining, there's ample time to explore and uncover the heart of Istanbul.

When you're ready to see some sights, The Blue Mosque is a great place to start. This mosque is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 93,360 visitors.

Another popular attraction you can visit today is Sultanahmet Square. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 31,239 travelers.

We also recommend a stop at Grand Bazaar. The bazaar has been rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 147,322 visitors.

If you're keen to explore more, consider visiting Mısır Çarşısı. This bazaar is a popular attraction with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 166,475 reviews.

Suleymaniye Mosque is another easily accessible place to visit on this day of your trip. Stop by this mosque, rated 4.9 out of 5 stars in 52,271 reviews, to discover more of what makes it unique.

One of the most unique ways of discovering what else Istanbul has to offer is by going on a top-rated tour. Be sure to check out all the experiences Istanbul offers and add your favorites to your Turkey travel package below.

When it’s time for dinner, try one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul. Make sure to reserve a table in advance, as the best restaurants fill up quickly.

Renowned as a restaurant, it offers an exceptional menu. This restaurant consistently impresses guests, ensuring a memorable addition to your holiday. Nestled in the heart of the city, is an ideal choice for discerning foodies seeking culinary excellence. Enjoy a delicious meal at Old English Pub ® Cafe & Restaurant, a top-rated dining destination in Istanbul. If you're in the mood to try something new, consider Vamos Estambul Restaurant & Cafe, another top spot with a mouthwatering menu. You might also want to secure a reservation at Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. With a reputation for consistently satisfied customers, it’s a perfect choice to enhance your stay in Istanbul this evening.

Round off your dining experience by visiting Karga Bar, a prime location for a drink.

Raise a toast and celebrate another memorable day in Istanbul, Turkey!

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Day 4

Day 4 – Istanbul

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  • Topkapı Palace
  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern
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Wake up to day 4 of your vacation in Istanbul. With 1 night left, you'll have ample time to explore and savor all Istanbul has to offer.

Begin your sightseeing with a visit to Topkapi Palace Museum. This palace gets 1,932,726 visitors each year and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in 96,057 reviews.

Next up, make your way to Hagia Sophia. This minor basilica has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 128,176 reviews.

When you’re ready for your next sight of the day, continue to Basilica Cistern. This palace has an average rating of 4.6 out of 5 stars from 69,691 visitors.

Don’t forget to check out all the popular tours and activities you can add to your travel plan. Turkey is a beautiful travel destination that offers plenty of unique tours that will enhance your vacation experience. Explore and select your activities below.

When it’s time to eat, Istanbul has restaurants and bars to suit all budgets.

This -awardee earns consistently high praises from guests. As a top-rated it is an ideal choice in the city. Enjoy a lovely meal at Ararat Terrace Restaurant & Rooftop, a top-rated place to have dinner tonight. Alternatively, if your taste buds call for something different, The Harp Irish Pub is another top choice with a popular menu. You could also check for a table at Faros Restaurant Old City. As an establishment that gains consistently high praises from customers, it’s an ideal choice in Istanbul tonight.

After savoring a delicious meal, step into the vibrant nightlife at Just Bar, where the evening is just getting started.

Reflect on the adventures of the day as you unwind in the comfort of your hotel in Istanbul. Tomorrow holds new possibilities and discoveries!

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Day 5

Day 5 – Istanbul - departure day

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  • Gülhane Park
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Your city break in Istanbul is coming to an end, and it's soon time to say goodbye to the city. Before you leave, make sure to capture a few last moments to cherish your rejuvenating vacation in Turkey.

Depending on how much time you have to spare on your departure day, you may want to do some last-minute shopping or sightseeing. Downtown Istanbul offers excellent shopping opportunities and is the perfect place to browse for souvenirs and gifts to bring home. Take a walk and discover unique items you can purchase to remind you of your city break in Istanbul.

If you would rather go for some last-minute sightseeing, the remarkable Gülhane Park is an attraction you could visit today. This park has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 60,543 visitors.

Before you conclude your city break in Istanbul, drop by a top-rated restaurant for your last chance at a memorable dining experience in the city. Savor the destination's vibrant atmosphere over a delicious meal.

Consider a top-rated restaurant like Harab'be Cafe. This restaurant is rated at an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,610 customers.

If you feel like having something else, İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant is an excellent alternative. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,220 customers.

Another popular restaurant you could check out today is Las Tapas Restaurant. It has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,052 previous customers.

As your city break in Istanbul draws to a close, cherish the memories you've made. With your travel plans in place, you're all set for a safe journey home. Until next time, take care and safe travels!

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