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20th Mar to 25th Mar, 2024Moderate Budget Road Trip
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Things to do in İstanbul in March

Day 1 - Thursday 21st, Mar
morning -

Visit the Hagia Sophia, a former church and later an Ottoman imperial mosque, now a museum.

afternoon -

Explore the Blue Mosque, an iconic symbol of Istanbul known for its stunning blue tiles.

evening -

Enjoy a traditional Turkish dinner at Matbah Ottoman Palace Cuisine, offering authentic Ottoman recipes in a historic setting.

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Day 2 - Friday 22nd, Mar
morning -

Visit Ortakoy Mosque and explore the bustling Ortakoy Square, known for its vibrant atmosphere and local boutiques.

afternoon -

Take a Bosphorus Cruise to admire the scenic beauty of Istanbul from the water and pass by iconic landmarks such as the Dolmabahce Palace and the Rumeli Fortress.

evening -

Dine at Mangerie, a stylish restaurant with breathtaking views of the Bosphorus Bridge and delicious Mediterranean cuisine.

Day 3 - Saturday 23rd, Mar
morning -

Visit the bustling Istiklal Street, a vibrant pedestrian street lined with shops, cafes, and street performers.

afternoon -

Explore Taksim Square and take a nostalgic ride on the historic red tram, passing through the lively area of Beyoglu.

evening -

Indulge in a Turkish meze experience at Meze by Lemon Tree, offering a delightful selection of small dishes and flavors.

Day 4 - Sunday 24th, Mar
morning -

Explore the vibrant Kadikoy Market, known for its fresh produce, local delicacies, and colorful stalls.

afternoon -

Visit Moda Park to enjoy a relaxing afternoon with beautiful views of the Marmara Sea and the Princess Islands.

evening -

Dine at Ciya Sofrasi, a renowned restaurant offering an authentic taste of Turkish cuisine with a focus on regional specialties.

Day 5 - Monday 25th, Mar
morning -

Visit the Galata Tower for panoramic views of the city and the Golden Horn, and explore the charming streets of Karakoy.

afternoon -

Explore the trendy Karakoy neighborhood, known for its hip cafes, art galleries, and quirky boutiques.

evening -

Dine at Karakoy Lokantasi, a popular spot for traditional Turkish comfort food in a modern and cozy setting.

Day 6 - Tuesday 26th, Mar
morning -

Take a leisurely stroll along the historic Galata Bridge and absorb the lively atmosphere before departing.

afternoon -

Enjoy a final lunch at Furreyya Galata, known for its fresh seafood and stunning views of the Bosphorus.

evening -

Bid farewell to Istanbul with a memorable Turkish delight and tea tasting experience at Hafiz Mustafa 1864, a historic confectionery renowned for its sweets.

Weather in İstanbul in Invalid date
Avg Temp8°C to 13°C
Chance of Rain50%

March in Istanbul typically experiences mild and rainy weather, with occasional sunshine. So we are suggesting you pack accordingly.

Things to Carry on your trip to İstanbul

Clothing & Apparel

Comfortable T-shirts -

Choose breathable fabrics like cotton or moisture-wicking materials.

Lightweight pants -

Pack versatile pants that can be dressed up or down.

Light jacket or sweater -

March weather in Istanbul can be unpredictable, so pack a layer for warmth.

Comfortable walking shoes -

You'll be doing a lot of walking in Istanbul.


Sunglasses -

Protect your eyes from the sun.

Hat -

Keep the sun off your face and head.

Travel scarf -

Versatile accessory for warmth, style, and sun protection.

Essentials & Must Haves

Passport and visa (if required) -

Ensure your passport is valid and obtain a visa if necessary.

Travel insurance -

Protect yourself against unexpected events.

Cash and credit cards -

Carry a mix of local currency and credit cards.

First-aid kit -

Include basic supplies for minor emergencies.

Medications (if any) -

Pack any essential medications in their original containers.

Good to Have

Travel guidebook or app -

Research and plan your itinerary.

Reusable water bottle -

Stay hydrated and reduce waste.

Universal travel adapter -

Ensure you can charge your devices.

Local SIM card -

Stay connected and avoid roaming charges.


Smartphone -

Take photos, navigate, and stay connected.

Camera (optional) -

Capture memories and scenic views.

Headphones or earbuds -

Listen to music, podcasts, or audiobooks.

Power bank -

Keep your devices charged on the go.

Good to Knows

Payment Options -

Cash and credit cards are widely accepted in Istanbul. Euros and US dollars are also commonly accepted in tourist areas.

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