3 Days in Istanbul

I have had so many requests to do a tour guide of my favorite places to visit in Istanbul so I decided to do a 3 day Itinerary for those that are visiting for a quick stopover.  This is my third visit to Istanbul as the last ones were all business trips so I didn’t get a chance to explore the city properly. So now I’m  going to share some of my favorite spots not to miss!  I highly recommend you stay in the Karakoy district of Istanbul, as it is within walking distance of every major attraction.  I have stayed at the Raffles (stunning hotel), the W Istanbul   (trendy hotel), and the 7-Hills Palace (boutiqueHotel) in Istanbul, and the Karakoy district by far is the best location. My stay at the JW Marriot Istanbul was outstanding. The hotel’s prime location, incredible breakfast buffet with views, and delightful staff created a five star experience.

Day 1 - Sultanahmet District

3 days in Istanbul itinerary
tour guide istanbul day 1

Day 2 - Balat, Cukurcuma & Istiklal Caddesi

tour guide istanbul day 2
Tour guide Istanbul day 2

Day 3 - Asia Side of Istanbul

istanbul tour guide day 3
istanbul travel guide day 3

Photography and edits by Tanna Sig © Photography of me by @luckycankurt


  1. Axel from Germany

    this is awesome. Thank you!

  2. Ling from China

    What an outstanding guide. Thank you for all the great photos and sugestions. Im taking a cruise their and this is very helpful for me to plan as I only have a couple of days in Istanbul. Ling from China!

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