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Flight time to Istanbul

The average flight time to Istanbul from the UK is 3 hours 50 minutes

Things to do in Istanbul

This major city in Turkey attracts loads of tourism due to its rich culture and sights. You'll see many influences across Istanbul, noting the previous empires that once ruled over the city. From Roman influences to Egyptian, they can all be explored in this fantastic city. 

Great things to do in Istanbul include:

  • Hagia Sophia
  • Sultan Ahmed Mosque
  • Topkapi Palace
  • Grand Bazaar
  • Basilica Cistern
  • Hippodrome of Constantinople
  • Suleymaniye Mosque
  • Dolmabahce Palace

When to visit Istanbul

Istanbul experiences hot summers and cold winters. In the winter time, the city even experiences snow fall. The most ideal time to visit this Turkish city is during the spring and autumn. During these months the temperatures are pleasant and mild. Due to Istanbul's proximity to the sea, the city can be quite windy, especially during the winter.

Average high and low temperatures for each month:

  • January: 9° / 3°
  • February: 9° / 3°
  • March: 12° / 5°
  • April: 17° / 8°
  • May: 22° / 12°
  • June: 26° / 17°
  • July: 28° / 19°
  • August: 28° / 19°
  • September: 25° / 16°
  • October: 20° / 12°
  • November: 15° / 8°
  • December: 11° / 5°