Between the East and the West, a 3-Day Istanbul Itinerary
Between the East and the West, a 3-Day Istanbul Itinerary
Between the East and the West, a 3-Day Istanbul Itinerary

Irina Sazonova

Between the East and the West, a 3-Day Istanbul Itinerary

This 1-day Sunset Strip itinerary covers the most famous area of Sunset Boulevard! Locals and tourists will enjoy this in-depth historic tour of one of the most famous parts of the city, exploring Los Angeles' infamous party street...and this street's wild history is anything but boring.
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  • This itinerary takes you both to Istanbul's most famous sights and some off-the-beaten-path attractions.
  • Advice on efficient use of public transportation and a beginner's guide to Turkish cuisine (you know you'll love it!)
  • Visit Europe, Asia and the islands that are part of Istanbul during your stay.

 

Some of the things you will see and do in Istanbul:

  • The Blue Mosque and the Hagia Sophia
  • The Grand Bazaar and its vendors
  • The Gülhane Park and the Topkapi Palace with fantastic views on Istanbul
  • Taksim and its active nightlife
  • The hip neighborhood of Moda on the Asian side
  • Ferry rides across the Bosphorus and the Marmara Sea
  • Two Istanbul islands, Büyükada and Burgazada
  • Eat in some of the best restaurants in Istanbul
  • and much more!

What does the itinerary include?

  • 27-page PDF file
  • Numerous maps and walking directions as well as pictures of most important sights
  • Tips on hotels, transportation, restaurants and getting into the city
  • My contact information if you have questions while visiting Istanbul

 

Sample From the Itinerary

This is a sample of the itinerary. The actual itinerary includes additional pictures and maps.

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Day 1

Eminönü – 9:30am – 10:45am

Duration: 1 ¼ hours

Address: Eminönü ferry boat station

[Picture of Galata Tower as seen from Eminönü]

Tip: Keep in mind that for visiting mosques you have to be dressed conservatively (no open shoulders and knees are recommended to be covered as well), you will be asked to remove your shoes before entering a mosque and you might be asked to cover your head (headscarves are provided), however lately it does not appear to be obligatory. While Istanbul appears to be modern and European in general, it is still wise to be conservative in your overall choice of clothes.

Eminönü is a good place to start off your first day in Istanbul. Whether you are staying in the Taksim (New Town) area or in Sultanahmet (Old Town), it’s not a long walk away from both or an even shorter tram ride. From here you get a fantastic view on the Galata Tower across the Golden Horn and it is also a good place to have breakfast consisting of a simit (sesame bagel, 1TL) and a traditional Turkish tea. Alternatively, if you come here later in the day, do stop by to have a balik ekmek (fish sandwich, 4TL) sold from several boats on the Golden Horn. 

After you take in the view, it’s time to cross the street to visit your first bazaar. Take the underground passage, but beware that it will be crowded down there, mind your step and try to not look at the flashing toys and Adidas shoes for $10 sold by local vendors, they might distract you and you can trip on the uneven floor.

[Picture of the Spice Market (Mısır Çarşısı, or Egyptian Bazaar)]

[Map of the area with walking directions]

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Who is this guide for?

For first-time visitors to Istanbul and avid explorers!

 

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Though we're world travelers, we're just a small business located in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

We're a Small Business

Though we're world travelers, we're just a small business located in Durham, North Carolina, USA.

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We try to include a small appreciation gift directly from us so you know you're getting a personal touch whenever you order directly.

About the Author

Clare Auchterlonie

Since 2001, I have lived in Los Angeles, I came here on a whim from Londand and for the most part, I haven't looked back. Maybe once, when I ran out of tea bags. Always looking for new things to discover in my adopted city - I'm a Resident Tourist!

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