Edited by Holly Stark
48 hours may not sound like long when venturing into one of the world’s most vibrant and historic cities, but you’ll be surprised by how much you can fit in. Istanbul, Turkey’s ancient and largest city straddles two continents: Asia and Europe. Surrounded by the glistening Bosphorus and home to a rich history of empires, from Byzantine to Roman to Ottoman, Istanbul is a city not to be missed. With a vast choice of historical monuments, grand emporiums, and scenic beauty to explore, you might be wondering is 2 days in Istanbul enough? With an amazing cultural and architectural heritage, and endless things to do in Istanbul, your 2 days in Istanbul itinerary will be packed with the best of the capital. From visiting the majestic mosques and ornate museums to tasting your way through the best of traditional Turkish cuisine to soaking up the vibe of a cosy cafe or art gallery, enjoy the best of Istanbul during your 48 hours in the capital.