Istanbul, Turkey Travel Guide Last Updated: Jan 2022

The classic east-meets-west destination, Istanbul is absolutely one of the world’s most interesting and most historic cities. Famous divided by the Bosphorous Straight, Istanbul has a huge section in Asia and a smaller and more important section in Europe.

Why Visit Istanbul

Istanbul Facts

Population 12,800,000
Area 12,800,000
Timezone UTC+2
Currency Turkish lira

Things To Do In Istanbul

WHERE TO EAT AND DRINK IN Istanbul

Budget breakfastYour hotel will likely include breakfast, but if it doesn't you'll have many options of local favorites nearby.$1.88 - $3.77
Budget lunchSandwiches and other Mediterranean dishes are usually good bargains in local shops.$2.42 - $4.31
Budget dinnerAvoiding the most touristy places should find you with high quality at reasonable prices.$3.77 - $5.39
Beer (pint)Restaurants and local pubs will be cheaper than night clubs for beer in Istanbul.$2.69 - $4.31
Raki (.17L pitcher)This anise-flavored local liquor is traditionally diluted with water.$3.23 - $5.39
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BEST TOURS in Istanbul

WHEN TO VISIT Istanbul

TEMPERATURE AND RAINFALL

Month High F Low F Precipitations(INCH)
January48373.4
February48372.8
March52392.5
April62461.8
May71541.3
June79611.0
July83650.9
August83660.9
September77601.7
October68542.8
November60473.3
December52424.2

Istanbul WEATHER ADVICE

SUNRISE AND SUNSET

21 Mar6:06am6:17pm
21 Jun5:32am8:40pm
21 Sep6:50am7:04pm
21 Dec7:26am4:39pm

Where to stay in Istanbul

Istanbul Hotel Seasons

Istanbul Hotel Prices

Rating Price(USD)
starstarstarstarstar30.69 - 41.58
starstarstarstarstar51.49 - 133.66
starstarstarstarstar69.31 - 334.65
starstarstarstarstar118.81 - 383.17
starstarstarstarstar190.10 - 643.56
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Istanbul Hostel Prices

Type Price(USD)
Hostel Bed22.77 - 34.65

Getting to Istanbul

GETTING AROUND Istanbul

Istanbul TRANSPORT PRICES

Type Price(USD)
Taxi from airport to city center3.12 - 3.34
Express bus from airport to city center0.59
3km taxi ride in Istanbul0.65 - 1.08
Metro ride in Istanbul0.27
Tram ride in Istanbul0.27
Private minivan (dolmus)0.22 - 0.54
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WHERE TO GO BEFORE AND AFTER