9-Day Turkey City Break in Istanbul

Photo of beautiful view on Hagia Sophia in Istanbul, Turkey.
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Duration
9 days & 8 nights
Available
Jan. - Dec.
Hotel
8 nights included
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Optional
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Description

Embark on a memorable 9-day city break in Istanbul, Turkey!

Experience the ultimate Istanbul city break with our perfectly planned holiday package. 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, our holiday package has got you covered. Join us and discover the enchanting beauty of Istanbul, Turkey!

The home for your 9-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 in Turkey.

You can stay in a popular 4-star hotel like the amazing Istport Hotel, praised by previous travelers as one of the perfect places to stay in the city. For the budget-conscious traveler, an excellent, affordable 3-star stay can be enjoyed at a hotel like Ayyildizlar Otel.

All these hotels have everything you need for an exceptional holiday in Istanbul. 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 attractions and activities offered in the city. Hagia Sophia minor basilica, 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.

Make the most of your holiday in Istanbul by adding tours and tickets to each day of your trip. With plenty of exciting tours to choose from, you’ll never have a boring moment in Istanbul.

Between attractions and activities, you’ll have plenty of time to stroll along the best shopping streets and markets in the city. Here, you can buy unique souvenirs to remind you of your city break in Istanbul.

As your holiday in Istanbul comes to an end, you will return home with a newfound appreciation for the vibrant culture, rich history, and exciting atmosphere of this top travel destination in Turkey. Your journey through Istanbul's diverse neighborhoods, famous landmarks, and hidden gems will leave you with countless cherished memories and stories to share with loved ones.

This travel plan is designed to include everything you need to experience the best trip to Istanbul, Turkey. By booking this vacation package, you can avoid spending hours researching and planning your 9-day city break in Turkey. Let the experts plan it for you so you can focus on enjoying it instead.

For the best holiday to Istanbul, we offer you the opportunity to customize each day of your city break vacation in Istanbul before and after booking. Our flexible trip planning means you’ll be able to explore Istanbul the way you want, at your own pace.

Book with us to get access to 24/7 personal travel support throughout your entire journey and a step-by-step guide in our easy-to-use mobile app, which includes all your travel documents for your vacation in Istanbul. Moreover, rest assured knowing that all taxes are already covered in the price of your travel package.

The best flights, activities, tours, and hotels in Istanbul fill up quickly, so be sure to book your holiday package in advance. Select a date and start planning your city break in Istanbul as soon as today!

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Hotel, 8 nights
Step-by-step guide
Personal travel agent
24/7 travel support

Destinations

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 / 8 nights

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Attractions

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
Istanbul Archaeological Museums, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyIstanbul Archaeological Museums
photo of morning view of Laleli Mosque in Istanbul ,Turkey.Laleli Mosque
New MosqueYeni Cami Mosque
Ismail Aga Mosque, Balat Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyIsmail Aga Mosque
Kariye Mosque, Derviş Ali Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyKariye Mosque
Yavuz Sultan Selim MosqueYavuz Sultan Selim Mosque
photo of Istanbul ,Turkey- March 15 ,2023: Istanbul Modern Building in Galataport. Modern Art Galleries of Istanbul.İstanbul Modern
photo of Pera Museum in Beyoğlu, Turkey.Pera Museum
photo of famous Rustem Pasha Mosque and Suleymaniye Mosque, Bosphorus, Istanbul, Turkey.Rüstem Pasha Mosque
Mihrimah Sultan Mosque, Karagümrük Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyMihrimah Sultan Mosque
photo of Little Hagia Sophia at sunny morning in Istanbul, Turkey.Little Hagia Sophia
Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, Binbirdirek Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyMuseum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
HaliçGolden Horn
Meryem Ana Kanlı Kilise, Balat Mahallesi, Fatih, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyMeryem Ana Kanlı Kilise
Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque, Nişancı Mahallesi, Eyüpsultan, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeyZal Mahmud Pasha Mosque
SALT Galata, Arap Cami Mahallesi, Beyoğlu, Istanbul, Marmara Region, TurkeySALT Galata
Ahırkapı Fog Horn and Lighthouse

Travel details

Travel dates
Jan 1 - Jan 9

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Rooms

1 traveler1 room
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Hotels

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Day 1 – Istanbul - arrival day

Day 1

Day 1 – Istanbul - arrival day

  • 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 8 nights.

You’ll choose between some of the best hotels and places to stay, all conveniently located in downtown Istanbul.

A popular 4-star hotel promising a comfortable stay at an excellent location is Istport Hotel. This hotel has been praised by 509 previous guests in reviews, with an average rating of 3.8 out of 5 stars.

For the budget-conscious traveler, choose a hotel with cheap deals like the 3-star Ayyildizlar Otel. This popular hotel has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 2,093 guests.

If these hotels are unavailable for your city break in Istanbul, we will help you find the best alternatives for your stay. With lots of excellent hotels to choose from, you're sure to have a fantastic experience during your city break.

Istanbul has plenty of sights, monuments, and places of interest to explore. Luckily, you have plenty of time to do so for the next 9 days. Choose an early flight to get started with your sightseeing in Istanbul right away.

An attraction we recommend you check out today is Beyazıt Square. This square has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 21,101 travelers.

When you're ready to head out for dinner, an excellent restaurant you may want to try is Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. This restaurant has an impressive average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 5,898 customers and is sure to satisfy your hunger after a long day of exploring.

Another acclaimed restaurant in the city of Istanbul is Mivan Restaurant & Cafe. Rated at an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,913 customers, guests often have an outstanding experience at this restaurant.

Istanbul is also home to several great bars for every travel budget. One of the best bars in the city is Arch Bistro. This claim is supported by 798 customers who have rated it an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

This is the time to raise a toast for the beginning of your incredible 9-day vacation in Istanbul!

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Day 2 – Istanbul

Day 2

Day 2 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Sultanahmet Square
  • Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts
  • Little Hagia Sophia
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Wake up to day 2 of your exciting city break in Istanbul. You still have 7 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 out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Istanbul today is the incredible Hagia Sophia. This attraction is a minor basilica and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Spice Bazaar. Spice Bazaar is a popular bazaar and travel destination with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent bazaar in Istanbul too.

For the full Istanbul experience, visit the incredible Grand Bazaar. This one-of-a-kind bazaar is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

After or in between exploring Istanbul, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Saltanat Fish & Kebab House, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 2,112 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant to consider is Divella Bistro Restaurant. This restaurant is popular with locals as well as travelers and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,711 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Harab'be Cafe. This place has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,610 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Istanbul to come!

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Day 3 – Istanbul

Day 3

Day 3 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Galata Bridge
  • Yeni Cami Mosque
  • Spice Bazaar
  • Rüstem Pasha Mosque
  • Golden Horn
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On day 3 of your fun city break in Istanbul, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 6 nights left in Istanbul.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated minor basilica in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia. About 111,022 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Spice Bazaar is another top sight in Istanbul that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This bazaar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 138,947 reviews.

Grand Bazaar is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Istanbul. This bazaar has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 117,762 visitors.

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

Turkish Cuisine is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Turkish Cuisine’s excellent menu. Approximately 1,399 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant. This Istanbul-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,220 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant. Around 1,647 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Day 4 – Istanbul

Day 4

Day 4 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Topkapı Palace
  • Istanbul Archaeological Museums
  • Gülhane Park
  • Süleymaniye Mosque
  • More

Wake up to day 4 of your exciting city break in Istanbul. You still have 5 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 out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Istanbul today is the incredible Hagia Sophia. This attraction is a minor basilica and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Spice Bazaar. Spice Bazaar is a popular bazaar and travel destination with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent bazaar in Istanbul too.

For the full Istanbul experience, visit the incredible Grand Bazaar. This one-of-a-kind bazaar is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

After or in between exploring Istanbul, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Gulhane Sark Sofrasi, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,078 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant to consider is Arch Bistro. This restaurant is popular with locals as well as travelers and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 798 customers.

If you feel like having a drink or two after your meal, a popular bar you can go to is Old English Pub ® Cafe & Restaurant. This place has an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,963 customers.

To enjoy a great atmosphere, continue your evening at Lacivert. This bar is rated an average of 4.3 out of 5 stars by 1,960 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Istanbul to come!

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Day 5 – Istanbul

Day 5

Day 5 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Pera Museum
  • Galata Tower
  • SALT Galata
  • İstanbul Modern
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On day 5 of your fun city break in Istanbul, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 4 nights left in Istanbul.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated minor basilica in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia. About 111,022 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Spice Bazaar is another top sight in Istanbul that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This bazaar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 138,947 reviews.

Grand Bazaar is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Istanbul. This bazaar has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 117,762 visitors.

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

Harab'be Cafe is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Harab'be Cafe’s excellent menu. Approximately 2,610 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Day 6 – Istanbul

Day 6

Day 6 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Hagia Sophia
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Laleli Mosque
  • More

Wake up to day 6 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 out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Istanbul today is the incredible Hagia Sophia. This attraction is a minor basilica and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Spice Bazaar. Spice Bazaar is a popular bazaar and travel destination with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent bazaar in Istanbul too.

For the full Istanbul experience, visit the incredible Grand Bazaar. This one-of-a-kind bazaar is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

After or in between exploring Istanbul, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city. An excellent option is Istanbul Anatolian Cuisine, which is a popular restaurant with an exciting menu. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 2,545 customers.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Istanbul to come!

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Day 7 – Istanbul

Day 7

Day 7 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Eyüp Sultan Mosque
  • Zal Mahmud Pasha Mosque
  • Kariye Mosque
  • Mihrimah Sultan Mosque
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On day 7 of your fun city break in Istanbul, you’ll experience more of the best attractions and activities in the city. You now have 2 nights left in Istanbul.

Start this beautiful day with a visit to a top-rated minor basilica in Istanbul, Hagia Sophia. About 111,022 visitors have rated this attraction an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars.

The popular Spice Bazaar is another top sight in Istanbul that locals and travelers often enjoy spending time at. This bazaar is rated an average of 4.5 out of 5 stars in 138,947 reviews.

Grand Bazaar is a highlight on travelers’ itineraries in Istanbul. This bazaar has received an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 117,762 visitors.

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

Las Tapas Restaurant is one of the most popular restaurants in Istanbul. Most people can find something that fits their taste from Las Tapas Restaurant’s excellent menu. Approximately 2,052 customers have rated this popular restaurant an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

If you’re in the mood for something different, check out Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant. This Istanbul-based restaurant is one of locals’ favorites and has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,647 customers.

If you’re up for getting a drink, consider going to Ararat Terrace Restaurant & Rooftop. Around 874 customers have given this incredible bar an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars.

Raise a toast and enjoy celebrating another amazing day in Istanbul, Turkey.

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Day 8 – Istanbul

Day 8

Day 8 – Istanbul

  • Istanbul
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  • Yavuz Sultan Selim Mosque
  • Ismail Aga Mosque
  • Meryem Ana Kanlı Kilise
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Wake up to day 8 of your exciting city break in Istanbul. You still have 1 night 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 out of today!

One of the top places you can visit in Istanbul today is the incredible Hagia Sophia. This attraction is a minor basilica and place of interest, rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

Another attraction travelers from all over the world add to their itinerary every year is Spice Bazaar. Spice Bazaar is a popular bazaar and travel destination with an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars from 138,947 visitors. Today, you can visit this magnificent bazaar in Istanbul too.

For the full Istanbul experience, visit the incredible Grand Bazaar. This one-of-a-kind bazaar is rated at an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

After or in between exploring Istanbul, treat yourself to a delicious meal at a nice restaurant in the city.

Get some rest at your hotel in preparation for another wonderful day in Istanbul to come!

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Day 9 – Istanbul - departure day

Day 9

Day 9 – Istanbul - departure day

  • Istanbul - Departure day
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  • Ahırkapı Fog Horn and Lighthouse
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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.

Depending on how much time you have on your departure day, this is your chance to catch one last glimpse of the beautiful city of Istanbul. We recommend doing some last-minute shopping or sightseeing.

If you can catch a later flight, we recommend visiting some of the attractions you may not yet have had the time to explore. This extra time will let you dive into more iconic landmarks and uncover hidden gems.

Hagia Sophia is a fantastic attraction you could visit on your last day in Istanbul. This minor basilica and popular site of interest has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 111,022 visitors.

If you'd rather see something else, Spice Bazaar bazaar is a great alternative. According to more than 138,947 reviews, adding up to an average score of 4.5 out of 5 stars, this attraction is a worthwhile visit in the city of Istanbul.

To soak in the last of Istanbul, you can also make a visit to Grand Bazaar bazaar. This outstanding attraction is rated an average of 4.4 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors.

You'll then say farewell to Istanbul and begin your journey home, now filled with unforgettable experiences, memories, and photos from Turkey!

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