Istanbul is where East meets West in a captivating meze-platter of old and new cultures. You’ll want to dive right in and get exploring, so check out our tempting suggestions of what to do in Istanbul.
Head to Istanbul over the winter season and you can make the most of cheaper flights and hotels, and less crowds at the city’s best attractions. Haggle for bargains at the Grand Bazaar, explore the impressive Byzantine buildings and relax with a Turkish Bath.
If you’ve only got 48 hours in the city, you’ll need to plan your Istanbul itinerary well to make you don’t miss out on anything. Follow our tips below on how to do all your Istanbul sightseeing in just 2 days…
A European city on one side of the Bosphorus, and an Asian city on the other, Istanbul is a fascinating mix of cultures and histories. As you can imagine, there are an unlimited number of things to do in Istanbul.
Byzantium. Constantinople. Istanbul. This city has held many names over the centuries as it played host to different empires and civilisations, and much of the architecture they left behind is still standing.