4 days in Istanbul & Madrid Itinerary

4 days in Istanbul & Madrid Itinerary

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4 days in Istanbul & Madrid Itinerary

Start: Belo Horizonte, Brazil
bus + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 day
Fly + bus:  15​h 30​min
End: Belo Horizonte, Brazil

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Tue): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

Before you visit Istanbul, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Belo Horizonte, Brazil to Istanbul is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Brasilia Time (BRT) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 6 hour difference. In June, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
day
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
To find out how to plan a trip to Madrid, use our trip itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Madrid takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Madrid. When traveling from Istanbul in June, plan for a bit warmer days in Madrid, with highs around 36°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 6th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Madrid

Nature Parks
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Retiro Park ©
Retiro Park

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