7 days in Cape Town & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in Cape Town & Istanbul Itinerary

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7 days in Cape Town & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Istanbul, Turkey
Fly:  19 h 30 min
1
Cape Town, South Africa
— 2 nights
Fly:  19 h 30 min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
End: Istanbul, Turkey

2
nights
Cape Town, South Africa

Cape Town ©
Sweeping beaches, towering hilltops, and picturesque vineyards adorn the landscape of Cape Town, dominated by the imposing Table Mountain.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Fri): learn about winemaking at Klein Constantia, stroll through Boulders Beach, and then take in nature's colorful creations at Kirstenbosch National Botanical Garden. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Table Mountain and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Victoria & Alfred Waterfront.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Cape Town holiday planner.

Istanbul, Turkey to Cape Town is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Cape Town

Parks Nature Outdoors
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Table Mountain National Park ©
Table Mountain National Park
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront ©
Victoria & Alfred Waterfront

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque and then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Mon): appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To find where to stay and more tourist information, read Istanbul itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Cape Town to Istanbul with the Route module. October in Istanbul sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 11th (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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