The Best 4 Days in Istanbul Itinerary Story

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Introduction

The Best 4 Days in Istanbul Itinerary Story

This 4 days in Istanbul itinerary will help you plan your trip and introduce you...

DAY 1

Wander Around Sultanahmet

The first day of your four days in Istanbul itinerary will be spent exploring the...

DAY 1 - STOP 1

Hafız Mustafa

Established in 1864, Hafiz Mustafa is a famous Turkish patisserie that serves traditional breakfast dishes...

DAY 1 - STOP 2

Sultanahmet Square

Named the "Historic Heart of the Old Sultanahmet," Sultanahmet Square is one of the most...

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DAY 1 - STOP 3

Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts

The Museum of Turkish and Islamic Arts, also known as Türk-Islam Eserleri Müzesi, is a...

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DAY 1 - STOP 4

The Blue Mosque

Built in the 17th century, the Blue Mosque, or Sultanahmet Camii, is a popular tourist...

DAY 1 - STOP 5

Mihri Restaurant

Located next to the Hurrem Sultan Hamam Turkish baths, Mihri Restaurant is a traditional Turkish...

DAY 1 - STOP 6

Hagia Sophia

Hagia Sophia was built as a Christian Cathedral in the 6th century and later transformed...

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DAY 1 - STOP 7

Basilica Cistern

Istanbul has hundreds of ancient cisterns hidden underground; however, only two are accessible to the...

DAY 1 - STOP 8

Topkapi Palace Museum

Established in the 15th century, Topkapi Palace is probably the most colourful building in Istanbul...

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DAY 1 - STOP 9

Sarnic Fine Dining Restaurant

You can find many outstanding places to eat in Istanbul, and Sarnic Fine Dining Restaurant...

DAY 2

From the Roman Empire to the Ottoman Empire and Back

On your second day of this 4-day trip to Istanbul, you will move away from...

DAY 2 - STOP 1

Spice Bazaar

Situated in the Eminonu quarter near Galata Bridge, Spice Bazaar is one of the city's...

DAY 2 - STOP 2

Grand Bazaar

The Grand Bazaar, also known as Kapali Carsi, is one of the largest covered markets...

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DAY 2 - STOP 3

Historical Vezneciler Bath

Established in 1481 by Sultan Beyazid II, Historical Vezneciler Bath is a Turkish bathhouse where...

DAY 2 - STOP 4

The Aqueduct of Valens

Completed in the 4th century, the Aqueduct of Valens is another of the fascinating places...

DAY 2 - STOP 5

Şehzade Cağ Kebap

Every Istanbul travel guide has to include at least one kebab restaurant! Before moving to...

DAY 2 - STOP 6

Rüstem Pasha Mosque

Situated in Hasırcılar Çarşısı (Strawmat Weavers Market) in the Fatih district near Golden Horn, Rüstem...

DAY 2 - STOP 7

Süleymaniye Mosque

Süleymaniye Mosque is a landmark you can't miss seeing during your Istanbul visit. It is...

DAY 3

Follow the Strait of Two Continents

The third day of your 4 day trip to Istanbul is about visiting the city's...

DAY 3 - STOP 1

Dolmabahce Cafe

The first stop of your day is to a charming riverside cafe located near Dolmabahce...

DAY 3 - STOP 2

Dolmabahçe Palace

Located in the Besiktas district, Dolmabahçe Palace is a massive building decorated in gold and...

DAY 3 - STOP 3

National Palaces Painting Museum

Situated inside the Crown Prince's chambers in Dolmabahçe Palace, National Palaces Painting Museum houses the...

DAY 3 - STOP 4

Ortaköy Mosque

Ortaköy Mosque, also known as Büyük Mecidiye Mosque, is another sight you can't skip during...

DAY 3 - STOP 5

My Black Cafe

My Black Cafe is a chic restaurant near the Bosphorus Bridge and offers spectacular views...

DAY 3 - STOP 6

Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge, also known as the 15 July Martyrs Bridge, is one of two bridges...

DAY 3 - STOP 7

Bosphorus Sunset Cruise

Going on a Bosphorus sunset cruise has to be included on everyone's Istanbul bucket list...

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DAY 4

The Best Views of Istanbul

On your last day in Istanbul, you can relax your body and mind while exploring...

DAY 4 - STOP 1

Beylerbeyi Palace

Located on the Asian side of the Bosphorus River, Beylerbeyi Palace was constructed as a...

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DAY 4 - STOP 2

Uskudar Nakkastepe Millet Bahcesi

Uskudar Nakkastepe Millet Bahcesi is one of the biggest parks in Istanbul. It is most...

DAY 4 - STOP 3

Ismet Baba Restaurant

A guide on what to see in Istanbul in 4 days wouldn't be completed without...

DAY 4 - STOP 4

Icediye Caddesi

After enjoying a meal at Ismet Baba Restaurant, you can take a relaxing walk along...

DAY 4 - STOP 5

Çamlıca Hill

The last stop on your four days in Istanbul guide is Çamlıca Hill, one of...

Conclusion

In Summary

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