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Help with 3 days itinerary

Baabda, Mont-Liban...
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Help with 3 days itinerary

Hi all,

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!

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1. Re: Help with 3 days itinerary

I suggest that you visit Istiklal on day 1 and on day 2 start with an early visit at Topkapi palace..Spend some hours there and then go to the bazaars for shopping!The rest are fine(be sure to check what time the archeological museum closes).

Grigoris

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2. Re: Help with 3 days itinerary

Hi Fares, You should have some time left on Friday and I would try to go to the Spice Bazaar. Actually I would probably switch these days because I don't like to visit the bazaars or Istiklal on Saturday because they are so crowded. The Spice Bazaar, however, is the most crowded so I really would do that on Friday.

The only shops that are closed on Sunday are those in the Grand Bazaar. Everything else is open including the Spice Bazaar and the smaller and less intense Arasta Bazaar.

Most visitors want to see Topkapi, and you could do this on Day Two if you moved the Spice Bazaar to Day One. The Grand Bazaar closes at 7pm, but shops on Istiklal are open later so you can extend your day a bit if you run out of time b

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3. Re: Help with 3 days itinerary

Thank you both for your help, i will take your advises into consideration and modify my plans accordingly. Thanks :)

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