13 days in Istanbul & Amsterdam Itinerary

13 days in Istanbul & Amsterdam Itinerary

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13 days in Istanbul & Amsterdam Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
2
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 10 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Head to Kapali Carsi and Vezirhan Handmade Carpets & Klimsfor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, view the masterpieces at Constantine Art Gallery, and stop by Mısır Çarşısı.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In May, daytime highs in Istanbul are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Shopping Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Mısır Çarşısı ©
Mısır Çarşısı

10
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Head to Albert Cuyp Market and De 9 Straatjesfor some retail therapy. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Amsterdam: The Hague (The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery, Passage, &more) and Delft (Gemeenlandshuis van Delfland & Prinsenkwartier). And it doesn't end there: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, look for gifts at Van Stapele Koekmakerij, walk around Vondelpark, and shop like a local with Leidseplein.

For other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam itinerary planning site.

Fly from Istanbul to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in May, things will get a bit cooler in Amsterdam: highs are around 20°C and lows about 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

The Hague, Delft, Raaks Halle
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Albert Cuyp Market ©
Albert Cuyp Market
The Mauritshuis Royal Picture Gallery ©

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