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What To Do Guide in Istanbul

If you are visiting somewhere such as Istanbul then you have to make sure you make the most of your time there! This part of the world is amazing – like a completely different world, so it stands to reason you’ll want to do as much as you can while you are there.

Things To Do Before You Go

Before you go you should make sure you’re organised and you know what you want to do while you are there. With so much to do, if you want to fit it all in then being organised is the key! Thankfully there are many different guides and travel websites online which means that reading up on things to do should not be a hassle.

Of course you’ll also want to sort out flights and accommodation long before you travel. If you are able to be flexible with days and times that you fly then you have a much better chance of bagging a bargain. You’ll find that flight costs can vary massively, so look online for the best deals.

There are loads of accommodation choices in Istanbul so you’ll be able to find something that suits you. The Venere hotels are great if you are looking for affordable, luxury hotels.

Things To Do While You Are There

Istanbul is packed full of history and culture – which means that there is always something to see and do. It is well worth heading over to Trip Advisor to read up on the tourist attractions that the country offers, so that you can see what is best for you.

Choices you have include:

  • Kariye Museum
  • Hagia Sophia Museum / Church
  • Sultanahmet District
  • Rustem Pasha Mosque
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Rahmi M. Koc Museum
  • Bosphorus Strait
  • Kucuk Ayasofya Camii (Church of the Saints Sergius and Bacchus)
  • Blue Mosque (Sultan Ahmet Camii)
  • Istanbul Archaeology Museum
  • Eyup Sultan Mosque (Eyup Sultan Camii)
  • Sultan Ahmet Cami
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Sakip Sabanci Museum
  • Istanbul Modern Museum
  • Fatih Mosque and Complex (Fatih Camii ve Kulliyesi)
  • Museum of Innocence
  • New Mosque
  • Rumeli Fortress
  • Miniatur
  • Ortakoy
  • Maiden’s Tower (Kiz Kulesi)
  • Emirgan Park
  • Istanbul Aquarium
  • Military Museum (Asker Muzesi)
  • Dogancay Museum
  • The Bosphorus Bridge

As you can see from this extensive list there are loads for you to choose from. Whether you want a religious building, a museum or even an aquarium there is something for everyone. The great news is that there are loads of information on each of these online. If any of them sound like they would be of interest then you can read up about them and see how to get there, entry fees etc. Then you can go about sorting out your schedule for the holiday and fit in as much as possible while you are there. Above all else,take lots of pictures so you can remember the holiday of a lifetime forever!

Hannah
Hi I'm Hannah and I blog about all things travel. Places I've been to, places I've seen and some top travel tips.

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