What We Love About Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and the only country in the world that cuts across two continents – Asia and Europe. It may not be Turkey's capital city, but it is undeniably a top destination for travelers from all over the world! Influenced by the unique combinations of the charms of the old city and the excitement of the new city, Istanbul is nothing short of spectacular. Take a stroll down the busy Istiklal Street, lose yourself in the iconic Grand Bazaar, and explore the city’s various beautiful landmarks like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and more!

Don't miss: History and Culture Iconic Landmarks Natural Wonders

26°C 24°C

FRI,23 Aug. (Local Time)

View weather conditions for the next 7 days
24 Aug SAT 29° 24°
25 Aug SUN 29° 24°
26 Aug MON 29° 24°
27 Aug TUE 28° 24°
28 Aug WED 27° 23°
29 Aug THU 26° 23°
30 Aug FRI 25° 21°

Istanbul Travel Guides & Tips

[Itinerary] 1 Week In Turkey For First Timers

Straddling Eastern Europe and Western Asia, Turkey will excite even the most jaded travellers. From stunning natural wonders of rugged canyons to impressive architecture, ancient ruins and more - prepare to be utterly blown away!

Hew Lee Yee· 5 Oct 2018

Book the Best Activities in Istanbul 1/1

Istanbul Essentials

Discover the wonders of this ancient city as you traverse its crowded streets with your tour guide

Travel Planning & Preparations

Top Things to Do in Istanbul 2019

Istanbul Travel Information

About Istanbul

Istanbul is Turkey’s largest city and the only country in the world that cuts across two continents – Asia and Europe. It may not be Turkey's capital city, but it is undeniably a top destination for travelers from all over the world!


Influenced by the unique combinations of the charms of the old city and the excitement of the new city, Istanbul is nothing short of spectacular. Take a stroll down the busy Istiklal Street, lose yourself in the iconic Grand Bazaar, and explore the city’s various beautiful landmarks like Topkapi Palace, Blue Mosque, and more!

View popular activities on the map

Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    10°

  • MAR - MAY
    20°

  • JUN - AUG
    28° 17°

  • SEP - NOV
    25°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +03:00

  • Currency
    Turkish Lira

    1USD = 5.76TRY

  • Best Time To Visit
    • APR

      International Istanbul Tulip Festival

Nearby Destinations to Istanbul

Popular Activities in Istanbul