Can someone help with four days itinerary for Istanbul?

Help needed in planning a four days in Istanbul and around for last week of September.

alifouz 16/07/14    Where to goAsia Link Report

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Hi,

Four days in Istanbul is perfect. Obviously you need to get round the main sights (Blue Mosque, Aya Sofya, Bazaar etc) but I’d do those early on a weekday if possible as they get busy. You’ll need to try some of the amazing food there (Kenan Üsta Ocakbaşi is by far my favourite place for kebabs) and try a hammam out.

Also, make sure you get on the river, and visit Kadiköy – it’s a lot less hectic.

There are a load more ideas here: http://www.roughguides.com/destinations/europe/turkey/istanbul-around/

Tim Chester 16/07/14    Link Report

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Any recommendation on budget accommodation for 3 couples? Preferably in Sultanahmet

alifouz 18/07/14    Link Report

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There are a bunch of decent hostels in the Sultanahmet area.

Istanbul Hostel (http://www.istanbulhostel.net/) was a nice spot when I was there in May 2013, and Orient has probably the best views from its rooftop bar (http://www.orienthostel.com/). Antique and Big Apple are OK too.

Tim Chester 18/07/14    Link Report

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Hotels was the ones we were looking for. Do u recommend renting a car to do city tour or public transport?

alifouz 18/07/14    Link Report

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Ah I see. I was there to research budget trips, so only checked out hostels I’m afraid. I would recommend steering clear of a car – traffic is pretty hectic – and using the tram.

Tim Chester 18/07/14    Link Report

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