Exotic Istanbul can take weeks to explore the nooks, crannies, Turkish coffee shops, kebab stands and more. What happens if you don’t have weeks? Fortunately, it’s possible to see the major jewels in this metropolitan city where East meets West and past meets present in 24 hours. Sure, you’ve got to move quick, but one day in Istanbul hitting the big attractions can be accomplished.
So, what shouldn’t you skip out on?
The neighborhood of Sulthanamet and its surroundings are the place to start the day. Here, charming little shops serving coffee and traditional breakfast line the streets.