We have 3 whole days in Istanbul in 2 weeks time but realise I still haven't sorted our itinerary!
We are a couple in our 30s who love walking and history but have made the mistake in the past of trying to cram too much into our city breaks. We are staying in Sultanhmet.
This is the itinerary so far:
The blue mosque
Galata bridge & tower
Spend some time on Asian side
poss. Istanbul modern museum
We also wanted to fit in Dolmabache but just realised it's not open Thursday which scuppers plans for visiting whilst we were in the vicinity though so I am thinking of adding this to Tues or Wed. We also thought of visiting Miniaturk but only if we had time.
Is this itinerary realistic or are there any glaring things we are missing out on?
Also where is best to stop off at on the Asian side? There seem to be so many great places to visit there!
And finally what's the best way to get to the Rumeli fortress and Dolmabache palace?