I'll be landing in istanbul this friday morning with family and ill be leaving on monday night.
I was trying to plan a itinerary and i would like your opinion and help.
Ill be staying at a hotel on "Refik Saydam Cad. " Highway.
On friday i was thinking we visit aghia sophia and blue mosque, have lunch somewhere and visit the basilica cistern. then i have no idea what to do at night.
Saturday i was thinking to go shopping, go to grand bazaar, egeptian bazaar and istiklal street ( have lunch somewhere there, i think those 3 places will take a whole day right?)
Sunday i have a half day cruise, and i know all shops close, so i was thinking to go after the cruise to the archeological museum, and have dinner somewhere.
On monday i will leave it to pack and for last day shopping.
I would like your advise on this plan, what do you think i should add or change? Where can i include visit to galata tower? And is there anything i must see other than what i mentioned.
Thank you very very much for your help, i really appreciate it, i cant wait to go!