3 Days in Istanbul Itinerary: What To See And Do

What can you do with 3 days in Istanbul? So much! This 3 day Istanbul itinerary includes the top cultural sites, a Bosphorus cruise, plenty of time for shopping, and more.

Istanbul is an iconic city that straddles two continents, Europe and Asia. Despite not being Turkey’s capital, worldwide it is certainly regarded as the Country’s most important city.

It is a huge place with a unique atmosphere. Life is hectic and at times it is difficult to travel around at any pace.

Hagia Sophia

The Hagia Sophia was commissioned by Emperor Justinian back in the 6th Century, and it became the largest Christian Cathedral in the world. 


The Blue Mosque

It opened in 1610 and has been the main mosque in Istanbul ever since. Fully carpeted, few cannot but appreciate it as a masterpiece.


Justinian Cistern

The nearby underground cistern was the source of water for the Byzantine city of Constantinople.


Topkapi Palace

The Topkapi Palace was home to the Ottoman Sultans until the middle of the 19th Century. 


The Whirling Dervishes Show

If you fancy a taste of traditional Turkish culture, then you’ll want to witness The Whirling Dervishes Show at the HodjaPasha Culture Center. 


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