How to Spend 4 Days in Istanbul - A Perfect 4 Day Istanbul Itinerary Story

By Agne Civilyte

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Introduction

How to Spend 4 Days in Istanbul - A Perfect 4 Day Istanbul Itinerary Story

Have you ever wondered what it would feel like to stand on two continents? Do...

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Day 1

Wander around Sultanahmet - The Old Town

Begin your first day of four days in Istanbul itinerary with the adventure of historic...

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Day 1 - Stop 1

Have Turkish breakfast at Hafız Mustafa

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

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Day 1 - Stop 2

Explore Sultanahmet Square

Named as the "Historic Heart of the Old Sultanahmet", Sultanahmet Square, also known as Hippodrome,...

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Day 1 - Stop 3

Visit 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

Get amazed by The Blue Mosque

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

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Day 1 - Stop 5

Quick lunch at Mihri Restaurant

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

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Day 1 - Stop 6

Enjoy views of breath-taking Hagia Sophia

Built as a Christian Greek Cathedral in the 6th century, then transformed into an Ottoman...

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Day 1 - Stop 7

Basilica Cistern

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

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Day 1 - Stop 8

Get fascinated by 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

Have a fancy dinner at Sarnic Restaurant

Located inside the 1500 years old cistern, Sarnic Restaurant offers its customers a unique dining...

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Day 2

From the Romans to the Ottoman Empire and Back

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

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Day 2 - Stop 1

Visit Spice Bazaar

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

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Day 2 - Stop 2

Get lost in the Grand Bazaar

One of the largest covered markets in the world, the Grand Bazaar, also known as...

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Day 2 - Stop 3

Try Turkish bath at Historical Vezneciler Bath

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

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Day 2 - Stop 4

Stop by Valens Aqueduct

Completed in the 4th century, Valens Aqueduct is a fascinating place to see in Istanbul...

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Day 2 - Stop 5

Have lunch at Şehzade Cağ Kebap

Every Istanbul travel guide has to include at least one kebab restaurant, and my one...

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Day 2 - Stop 6

Visit Rüstem Pasha Mosque

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

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Day 2 - Stop 7

Look at breath-taking Süleymaniye Mosque

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

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Day 3

Follow the Strait of Two Continents

The third day of your 4 day trip to Istanbul is going to be all...

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Day 3 - Stop 1

Have refreshing breakfast at Dolmabahce Cafe

The first stop of your day is to a simple river beach cafe located near...

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Day 3 - Stop 2

Visit Dolmabahçe Palace

Located in the Besiktas district of European coast of the Strait of Istanbul, Dolmabahçe Palace...

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Day 3 - Stop 3

Explore the National Palaces Painting Museum

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

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Day 3 - Stop 4

Enjoy views of Ortaköy Mosque

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

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Day 3 - Stop 5

Have a coffee break at My Black Cafe

My Black Cafe is a lovely chic restaurant located near the Bosphorus Bridge and showcasing...

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Day 3 - Stop 6

Views from the Bosphorus Bridge

Bosphorus Bridge, also known as 15 July Martyrs Bridge, is one of two Istanbul's bridges...

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Day 3 - Stop 7

Go on a Bosphorus Cruise

Bosphorus River Cruise has to be included in everyone's what to do in 4 days...

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Day 4

The best views of Istanbul

On the last day of this Istanbul itinerary, you are going to forget about learning...

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Day 4 - Stop 1

Wander around Beylerbeyi Palace

Located on Asia's shore of Bosphorus River, Beylerbeyi Palace was a summer residence for sultans....

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Day 4 - Stop 2

Explore Uskudar Nakkastepe Millet Bahcesi

Uskudar Nakkastepe Millet Bahcesi is one of the biggest parks of Istanbul (on Asia's part)....

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Day 4 - Stop 3

Taste authentic Turkish seafood meals at Ismet Baba Restaurant

This itinerary for Istanbul can't be completed without Ismet Baba Restaurant. The restaurant is situated...

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Day 4 - Stop 4

Discover Icediye Caddesi

From Ismet Baba Restaurant follow the main street named Icediye Caddesi. The leafy main street...

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Day 4 - Stop 5

Watch the sunset from Çamlıca Hill

The last stop of your 4 days in Istanbul guide is Çamlıca Hill - one...

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Conclusion

In Summary

This 4 days in Istanbul itinerary has covered Istanbul's main and undiscovered landmarks that you...

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