7 days in Cape Town & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in Cape Town & Istanbul Itinerary

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Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights

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Cape Town, South Africa

— 2 nights

Mother City

Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Fri): do a tasting at Klein Constantia, kick back and relax at Boulders Beach Penguin Colony, and then admire the natural beauty at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the awesome beauty at Table Mountain National Park and then explore and take pictures at Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Cape Town online attractions planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cape Town is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to South Africa Standard Time, which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, Cape Town is colder at night with lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks · Nature · Beaches · Outdoors
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 3 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque and then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia. On the next day, stop by Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul day trip planning tool.

You can fly from Cape Town to Istanbul in 15 hours. The time zone difference moving from South Africa Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cape Town in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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