5hrs in Istanbul

Nov 26th, 2010, 06:54 PM
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5hrs in Istanbul

I have 5hrs in Instanbul between flights...any suggestions? thanks.
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Nov 26th, 2010, 08:29 PM
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Istanbul airports require more time than US airports. Either airport is about 35 to 40 minutes from the sights depending on traffic.

And depending on your airline you might not be able to get a boarding pass until two hours before flight time.
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Nov 27th, 2010, 06:17 AM
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Thanks!
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Dec 2nd, 2010, 07:28 PM
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soobloo, you can still see something of Turkey though. Use their metro trains to go a few stops down to Atakoy. Get off there and you'll be in a really pretty area near the water with lots of shops and restaurants. It's away from the tourist areas so you'll be seeing real Turkey. So lovely and one of the highlights of our trip to Turkey. It'll just make you dream about going back to see much more!
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Dec 9th, 2010, 03:07 PM
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be careful on timing. I think you can go to Historic district of Istanbul and pass some time here..
At least see the atmosphere there, u wont be regretful
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