18 days in London & Istanbul Itinerary

18 days in London & Istanbul Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
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London, United Kingdom

— 10 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Appreciate the collections at Natural History Museum and ART @ MG - Mardleybury Gallery. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Westminster Abbey and Winchester Cathedral. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Joe's Bows (in Hernhill), Haddenham Galleries Craft Centre (in Haddenham) and Colchester Arts Centre (in Colchester). Next up on the itinerary: indulge your senses at Hampshire Wine School, identify plant and animal life at The Big Cat Sanctuary, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and pause for some serene contemplation at St. Paul's Cathedral.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the London sightseeing app.

Lahore, Pakistan to London is an approximately 12-hour flight. Traveling from Lahore to London, you'll gain 5 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Lahore in February: highs in London hover around 9°C, while lows dip to 1°C. On the 14th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Istanbul.

Things to do in London

Museums · Shopping · Historic Sites · Parks

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Museum-lovers will get to explore Galata Tower and Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami . Next up on the itinerary: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, stop by Ortakoy, view the masterpieces at Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi, and take a stroll through Taksim Square.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online tour planner.

Getting from London to Istanbul by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from London in February, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods