Tulips blooming in the gardens outside Topkapı Palace in Istanbul.

Planning Your Time in Istanbul

Before you visit Istanbul, here’s some advice to help decide how long to stay in the city, what time of year to visit, where to spend your time & more.

Cars travel along a divided road along the coast of the Marmara Sea.

Getting Around Turkey

Getting around Turkey by air, rail, and road all have their own definite pros and cons. Use this guide to choose the best method for every occasion.

A richly appointed lobby in the Mardan Palace luxury hotel in Turkey.

The Rise of Tourism in Turkey

With the most archaeological sites worldwide, sun-kissed coasts and exorbitant seaside resorts, Turkey is one of the top visited countries in the world.