I am keep making the itinerary for almost 3 days. Now I need a help to polish or add or any suggestion to any change to this itinerary.
Here we go- (it is for 4 people me, my hubby, and my 2 daughters 23, 24) leaving Dec 18, arriving on the 19th by 2.00pm, Dec 20 and Dec 21 in Istanbul then Dec 22 by noon off to Egypt.
Ok, What I decided (of course I discuss with my family) -
Dec 19 Wednesday Afternoon
Go to the closest drugstore and purchase a product called Lomotil.
(I know its funny but we should have this before we hit any restuarant (lol))
Spice Bazaar then to Grand Bazaar. Have Coffee at "Sark Kahvesi" in Grand Bazzar
Also visit little bazaar by the Blue Mosque, Arasta Bazaar
Dec 20 Thursday, Morning
Topkapi Palace, Istanbul
Plan 3-4 hours. Have a lunch in Konyali restaurant in the Topkapi gardens
After Lunch Visit Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya)
plan 90 minutes
Basilica Cistern plan 60-75 minutes
Blue Mosque plan 40 minutes.
From 5.30 pm to night
Go back to hotel relax, change, and go out again by 7.00pm
Have dinner at "Hamdi" in Eminonu or Barrens (as TA recommended)
Dec 21 Friday Morning
By 1.00 pm see these 2 things -
Dolmabahce Palace and Suleymaniye Mosque
Have Lunch (may be we don’t want lunch)
Take Ferry TurYol at 1.00 or 2.00 come back by 3.00 or 4.00. Then until 9.00pm See Galata Tower, Galata bridge, Taksim Square, Istiklal Street and Kanyon mall. Have dinner at Mall.
Dec 22 Saturday Until 12.00pm (this day is one of daughter's birthday.) Haven't decided what to do. As we have flight at 1.30pm to Cairo.
Please feel free to add any thing. I will appreciate that. I still don't know what restuarant to go for dinner on 21st. My daughters like to go to one of the clubs in the night (don't know which one) and also what to do on 22nd.
We are living in Sultanahmet area jsut next to grand bazaar.
thank you in advance.