The famous Napoléon Bonaparte once said, “If the Earth were a single state, Constantinople (present-day Istanbul) would be its capital.” This enchanting city is known to be the gateway between the East and West, where the greatest civilizations in both divides had exchanged culture and technology for centuries. For its strategic location, it had been ruled by the Greeks, Romans, and Venetians before the Ottomans conquered the city in the 15th century. Many monuments of the city’s glorious past are still standing tall to this day.
Thus, walking around Istanbul is like entering into a living museum, with plenty of sights to choose from. Don’t know where to start? We’ve got you covered with the ultimate 5D4N guide to Istanbul here!
This downloadable itinerary (which you can keep on your smartphone while on the go) will be your best friend when exploring the beautiful city. The itinerary covers the essentials for a first-timer in Istanbul, as well as some of the city’s best-kept secrets. We also included a budget breakdown and useful tips to make your stay as stress-free as possible.
With so many things to do and food to eat, planning a trip to a new city could be overwhelming. Check out our comprehensive itinerary posts, a bi-weekly city guide to help you plan your holiday!