Outdoor Activities in Istanbul

Outdoor activities in Istanbul are a mix of adventure sports and some laid-back vibes amidst scenic beauty. Istanbul comes with an ideal terrain and atmosphere to spend active holidays and make plenty of unforgettable memories. So, explore the wilderness of Istanbul and spend some time in the lap of nature with these exciting outdoor activities Istanbul has to offer. From the most adventurous experiences to the most popular ones, the following list combines it all to make sure you do not miss these unique experiences while planning a trip to Istanbul.

From sunrise to sunset, let's discover the best spots for outdoor activities in Istanbul:

  1. #1 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 9501 itineraries
    Sultan Ahmed Mosque

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Architecture

    Address: At Meydanı No:7, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 08:30 am - 04:45 pm Details

    Sprawling, lavish and yet elegant, this is Turkey’s most popular mosque. It was built in the early 17th century. It’s interiors are decorated with over 20000 hand made tiles with tulip pat...Read more

  2. #2 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 7445 itineraries
    Topkapi Palace

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Arts And Crafts

    Address: Topkapı Sarayı, Cankurtaran Mahallesi, 34122 Fatih/İstanbul

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:45 pm Details

    This was the promary residence of the Ottoman Kings for 400 years during their six century reign, as well as an important dimplomatic royal entertainment hub. People are drawn here primary by exhibits...Read more

  3. #3 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 9327 itineraries
    Hagia Sophia

    Tags: Mosque, Religious Site, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Sultanahmet Mh., Ayasofya Meydanı, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Through its history, the Hagia Sofia has seen several changes like being converted from an Orthodox Church to a mosque and then finally being converted into a museum. It is as stunning from the inside...Read more

  4. #4 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 5098 itineraries
    Miniaturk

    Tags: Park

    Address: Sutluce Quarter, Imrahor Street34445 Sutluce - Beyoglu / Istanbul

    Timings: 09:00 am - 06:00 pm Details

    One of the worlds largest miniature parks, it contains about 122 models of world famous stuctures from Turkish history built at 1/25 of the actual scale. It’s said that if you haven’t time...Read more

  5. #5 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 7160 itineraries
    Grand Bazaar

    Tags: Market, Shopping Center

    Address: Beyazıt Mh., İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    Established in the 1450s this is one of the largest and oldest covered markets in the world. A true example of human hardiness, the bazaar has survived numerous fires, earthquakes and wars and continu...Read more

  6. #6 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 7153 itineraries
    Istanbul Archaeological Museum

    Tags: Art And Culture, Museum, Specialty Museum

    Address: 34122 Fatih/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    There are actually three museums here dedicated to Archeology, the Islamic Arts and the Ancient Orient. Built in the 19th century, the museums have gained quite an impressive collection including what...Read more

  7. #7 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 5908 itineraries
    Suleymaniye Hamami

    Tags: Leisure, Spa

    Address: Mimar Sinan Cad. No 20, Suleymaniye/Fatih, 34116 Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 11:00 pm Details

    Suleymaniye Hamami is considered as one of the Turkish Baths. This hamam was in operation since the year of 1550 and is considered as one of the oldest hamams in the Istanbul. This hamam was designed ...Read more

  8. #8 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 7217 itineraries
    Basilica Cistern

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Architecture

    Address: Alemdar Mh., Yerebatan Cd. 1/3, 34410 Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:30 pm Details

    The Sunken Cistern is an ancient water reservoir built during the 5th century on the site of what used to be a famous basilica. It’s said over 7000 slaves were used in the construction of this c...Read more

  9. #9 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 5173 itineraries
    Dolmabahce Palace

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Palace, Architecture

    Address: Dolmabahce Cad., 34357 Besiktas, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 04:00 pm Details

    Constructed in the 1850’s at a cost of 35000 tonnes of gold at the time of its construction, this palace had been home to six sultans over the years. It’s the biggest palace in the city, c...Read more

  10. #10 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 2545 itineraries
    Chora Church

    Tags: Church, Museum, History Museum, Landmark

    Address: Ayvansaray Mh., Kariye Cami Sk. No:26, Fatih/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 05:00 pm Details

    This well reserved Byzantine Church is perhaps the most beautiful of it’s kind still existing. It was built originally in the 5th century and then underwent extensive renovations in the 11t...Read more

  11. #11 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 6617 itineraries
    Galata Tower

    Tags: Landmark, Historical Site, Tower, Architecture

    Address: Bereketzade Mh., Galata Tower, Beyoglu, Turkey

    Timings: 09:00 am - 07:00 pm Details

    This striking tower is one of Istanbul's best known landmarks. It is 67 metrers tall and 35 metres high from sea level. It’s almost 700 years old and was used to spot fires within the city. From...Read more

  12. #12 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 4078 itineraries
    Emirgan Park

    Tags: Outdoors, Park, Landmark, Historical Site

    Address: Emirgan Mah., 34467 Emirgan/İstanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 07:00 am - 10:30 pm Details

    Take a trip to the pristine Emirgan Park and have a thorough experience of the park with the help of Emirgan Park tickets. While the entry to the park is absolutely free and there are no tickets for E...Read more

  13. #13 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 2882 itineraries
    Solar Beach

    Tags: Outdoors, Beach, Leisure, Water Sport

    Address: Kumkoy Mahallesi, Tatlısu Caddesi No:4, Sarıyer/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 24-hrs Details

    The largest beach in Istanbul is a lively place. Pristine sands, clear water and a diverse cuisine make this a perfect shore experience. There are occasionally things happening here, and there is a ba...Read more

  14. #14 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 2747 itineraries
    Babalu Park

    Tags: Theme Park

    Address: Ziyagokalp, Istiklal Cd. No:15, 34480 Basaksehir, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 10:00 pm Details

    This is what every parent wishes theme parks for kids were like. Devoid of arcade games and flashy lights, the park instead focuses on unusual physical activits that keep the kids involved. The Tri-Fo...Read more

  15. #15 of 438 Outdoors Activities in Istanbul
    - Used in 2940 itineraries
    Istanbul Modern

    Tags: Art Museum, Museum

    Address: Meclis-i Mebusan Cad., 34433 Beyoglu/Istanbul, Turkey

    Timings: 10:00 am - 08:00 pm Details

    Istanbul modern is the museum of the modern art and is one of the best arts available in Istanbul. This place was inaugurated in 2004. This place prominently features the Turkish artwork. This museum ...Read more