3-Day Turkey Weekend Getaway in Istanbul

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Enjoy the most refreshing vacation in Turkey with this 3-day weekend getaway in Istanbul!

This fantastic 3-day travel plan is your chance to see the best travel destinations in Turkey over the course of a weekend. You’ll stay for 2 nights in Istanbul, allowing you to have the full Turkey experience.

Spend your wonderful weekend break in Turkey visiting the most popular sightseeing destinations. You’ll check out the amazing tower, Galata Tower. Looking for a place you can stroll around and enjoy? We'll guide you to the outstanding minor basilica, Hagia Sophia. Expect to see other remarkable attractions in Turkey and get a glimpse of the country's unique history and culture.

This travel plan also features recommendations for the best eating and shopping spots in Istanbul. So whether you're looking for a mini-vacation or a romantic holiday in Turkey, a quick weekend getaway in Istanbul is an excellent choice.

We'll help you have the best 3-day weekend getaway experience in Turkey from start to finish. Just sit back, relax, and we'll take care of everything!

Go souvenir shopping to your heart's content and take a bit of Turkey home with you to remind you of your vacation in Istanbul.

We'll provide you with stay options suitable for all budgets, and reserve your choice for accommodation for 2 nights.

You can choose the popular 4-star Grand Unal and enjoy the most restful sleep possible. Or, you can stay at a more luxurious place, like the 5-star The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center, and have the best views and amenities. If you're looking for a more budget-friendly option, the charming 3-star Residence, is our best recommendation.

These accommodations are nearby top-rated restaurants, ensuring you get everything you need for a comfortable stay in Turkey. If these recommendations are unavailable during your weekend getaway in Turkey, our system will automatically provide you with the best alternatives. You can be sure that we will always offer you the best available places to stay that match your preferences.

Your itinerary will take you to the best sights and spots in the city of Istanbul. You'll visit the magnificent Spice Bazaar, explore the fascinating Grand Bazaar, and make lovely memories at the fantastic Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

By the end of your weekend getaway in Turkey, you'll return home happy, with plenty of photos and memories to look back to and share.

This 3-day travel plan covers all you need for an amazing time in Turkey. Your itinerary is customizable, giving you the opportunity to create the perfect vacation in Istanbul. Add tours, tickets, and activities to each day of your itinerary and make the most of your time in Turkey.

For your convenience, you can also add a car rental to your weekend getaway package to Turkey. We'll provide you with the best rental vehicle with CDW insurance that you can use for 2 days of your trip.

On top of all that, you'll also have access to 24/7 travel support from your personal agent. We’ll provide you with a step-by-step guide you can easily access on our mobile app, where your travel documents are stored and organized.

All taxes are already included in the price of your vacation package to Turkey.

Booking a complete vacation in Istanbul has never been this fast and easy. The best services in Istanbul fill up quickly, so select a date and start planning your weekend getaway to Turkey today!

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Galata TowerGalata Tower
Grand BazaarGrand Bazaar
Suleymaniye MosqueSüleymaniye Mosque
Hagia SophiaHagia Sophia
The Blue MosqueSultan Ahmed Mosque
Mısır ÇarşısıSpice Bazaar

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Day 1

Day 1 in Istanbul - Arrival day

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Your exciting weekend getaway in Turkey begins as soon as you reach the incredible city of Istanbul, your home for 2 nights. You’ll have your choice of the city's best hotels and other places to stay.

Travelers visiting Istanbul receive the warmest welcome at The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center. This 5-star hotel treats guests and visitors with care and respect at all times. Considered one of the best hotels in the area, The Green Park Hotel Pendik & Convention Center enjoys an average rating of 3.3 out of 5 stars from 4,541 guests.

Grand Unal is also a great place to relax after a day of exploring Istanbul. This hotel has an average rating of 3.9 out of 5 stars from 1,202 guests, making it one of the best 4-star hotels in Turkey.

Alternatively, the best hotel in Istanbul that offers value-for-money accommodation options is Residence. Around 612 guests have reviewed this 3-star hotel, giving it an average of 3.5 out of 5 stars.

Istanbul has many incredible destinations you can admire and explore throughout your weekend getaway in Turkey. Make sure you get on the earliest flight to Istanbul to see as many of these must-visit sites as possible!

Travelers often make time to visit attractions like the remarkable Galata Tower. This attraction is a spectacular tower with an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 140,276 visitors.

When you’re ready to discover the local food culture in Istanbul, make your way to one of the best restaurants in the city, Hanzade Terrace Restaurant. This lovely restaurant is rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 5,898 customers.

Another top-rated restaurant in Istanbul is Mivan Restaurant & Cafe. Rated an average of 4.9 out of 5 stars by 3,913 customers, this restaurant is truly a must-try.

You can also eat at a place locals enjoy, Saltanat Fish & Kebab House. This restaurant has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 2,112 customers.

A weekend getaway in Turkey isn't complete without experiencing the nightlife scene in Istanbul. Fortunately, the city also has many fantastic bars that cater to all travel budgets. An excellent example is Arch Bistro, which has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 798 customers.

Another of the best bars you should consider going to is Flekk. This bar offers a selection of great meals and is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 576 customers.

Locals also enjoy Harab'be Cafe, and you might too. With an average rating of 4.9 out of 5 stars from 2,610 customers, an after-dinner drink at Harab'be Cafe is the perfect way to end this day.

Enjoy toasting the start of your adventure-filled 3-day weekend getaway in Turkey!

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Day 2

Day 2 in Fatih and Istanbul

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Day 2 of your weekend getaway in Turkey gives you the chance to visit several attractions that travelers from Turkey and other parts of the world admire. As you still have 1 night left to stay in Istanbul, you’ll have all the time you need to explore the area around the city.

One of the best places to see during your weekend getaway in Fatih is the spectacular Grand Bazaar. This bazaar and travel destination enjoys a rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars from 117,762 visitors.

Another tourist destination you’ll have time exploring is the popular Süleymaniye Mosque. This stunning mosque and attraction, rated 4.9 out of 5 stars by 117,762 visitors, provides travelers a memorable experience.

The magnificent Hagia Sophia is another popular place of interest you shouldn't miss. This amazing attraction and minor basilica is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 111,022 visitors.

Another highly-recommended travel destination is the extraordinary Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Over 82,741 visitors from across the globe rated this local attraction an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars in their reviews.

Choose among our selection of traveler-approved tours and activities and add your favorites to your weekend getaway package to Turkey.

When you’re ready to eat, we recommend you satisfy your food cravings at Divella Bistro Restaurant. Known for serving delicious foods, this restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,711 customers.

Turkish Cuisine is another of the best eating spots in Istanbul. This restaurant is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,399 customers and is a great place to explore unique flavors.

İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant is a place locals enjoy for its great food and service. İstanbul kebab cafe & restaurant has an average rating of 4.8 out of 5 stars from 1,220 customers.

You can end this day of your weekend getaway in Turkey perfectly by visiting one of the best bars in the city after dinner. Joker No.19 is an excellent example, with an average rating of 4.3 out of 5 stars from 3,483 customers.

You can also enjoy drinks at a popular bar that locals recommend, like Corner Irish Pub. This bar has an average rating of 4.5 out of 5 stars by 2,406 bar-goers.

Last Ottoman Cafe & Restaurant is another great bar that serves various drinks. This bar is rated an average of 4.8 out of 5 stars by 1,647 customers.

Sit back and relax as you savor every minute of your stay in Istanbul. Raise your glass for Turkey and your 3-day weekend getaway!

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Day 3

Day 3 in Istanbul - Departure day

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  • Spice Bazaar
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Your remarkable weekend getaway in Turkey is about to end. Soon you’ll say goodbye to the Istanbul. Day 3 is your departure day and your chance to catch one last glimpse of the city and beautiful Turkey.

Depending on how much time you have until you start your journey home, we recommend visiting some more attractions or doing some last-minute shopping.

If you prefer to go sightseeing before leaving Turkey, the popular Spice Bazaar is an extraordinary attraction you could visit on your last day in Istanbul.

Before leaving Istanbul, fill yourself with delicious food from Gulhane Sark Sofrasi for a final memorable meal to cap your weekend getaway in Turkey. This popular restaurant offers a whole menu of delectable dishes and is rated an average of 4.7 out of 5 stars by 1,078 customers.

We also recommend Arch Bistro for your last chance of an unforgettable food and dining experience in Istanbul. Arch Bistro has an average rating of 4.7 out of 5 stars from 798 customers.

If you'd prefer a restaurant that is popular among locals, try İBB Kasımpaşa Sosyal Tesisleri. This restaurant serves food that feature the flavors of Turkey and has an average rating of 4.4 out of 5 stars given by 4,846 customers.

You’ll then say farewell to Turkey and begin your journey home, now filled with memories of your unforgettable weekend getaway in Turkey!

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