17 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

17 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

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17 days in United States & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Karachi, Pakistan
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  14 h 45 min
2
New York City, United States
— 4 nights
+2
Fly + Bus + Train:  5 h 45 min
3
Orlando, United States
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Dallas, United States
— 4 nights
Fly:  26 h
End: Karachi, Pakistan

4
nights
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Dolmabahce Palace. There's lots more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Ortakoy, browse the eclectic array of goods at Grand Bazaar (Kapali Carsi), and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul vacation trip planner.

Karachi, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Traveling from Karachi to Istanbul, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Karachi, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. On the 3rd (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to New York City.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

4
nights
New York City, United States

New York City ©
Writer Pearl Buck once called New York City “a place apart,” and this giant urban center remains unlike any other in the world.
Attractions like Central Park and Statue of Liberty National Monument make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: browse the exhibits of The Metropolitan Museum of Art, admire the masterpieces at Solomon R. Guggenheim Museum, make a trip to 9/11 Memorial, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Paul's Chapel.

To see ratings, photos, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our New York City travel planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to New York City takes 15 hours. You'll gain 7 hours traveling from Istanbul to New York City due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in October; daily highs in New York City reach 23°C and lows reach 15°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Orlando.

Things to do in New York City

Museums Parks Historic Sites
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Central Park ©
Central Park
The Metropolitan Museum of Art ©
The Metropolitan Museum of Art
Statue of Liberty National Monument ©

3
nights
Orlando, United States

Orlando ©
For most people, any mention of Orlando immediately conjures up images of sprawling theme parks filled with characters plucked right out of popular animated movies.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Sun): get in on the family fun at Walt Disney World Resort. On the next day, get in on the family fun at Universal's Islands of Adventure.

To see where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Orlando vacation builder.

Do a combination of bus and flight from New York City to Orlando in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from New York City in October, things will get somewhat warmer in Orlando: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Tue) early enough to travel to Dallas.

Things to do in Orlando

Theme Parks
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Walt Disney World Resort ©
Walt Disney World Resort
Universal's Islands of Adventure ©
Universal's Islands of Adventure

4
nights
Dallas, United States

Dallas ©
One of the country's most popular shopping destinations, Dallas and its sprawling suburbs include more shopping centers per capita than any other urban center in America.
Attractions like The Dallas World Aquarium and Six Flags Over Texas make great kid-friendly stops. Go for a jaunt from Dallas to Fort Worth to see Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: admire the natural beauty at Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Garden, see the interesting displays at The Sixth Floor Museum at Dealey Plaza, explore and take pictures at AT&T Stadium, and appreciate the history behind John F. Kennedy Memorial Plaza.

For ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Dallas trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Orlando to Dallas takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Orlando to Dallas due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Orlando in October; daily highs in Dallas reach 31°C and lows reach 18°C. On the 14th (Sat), you'll travel back home.

Things to do in Dallas

Parks Theme Parks Museums

Side Trips

Arlington, Fort Worth Stockyards National Historic District
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Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens ©
Dallas Arboretum & Botanical Gardens
The Dallas World Aquarium ©
The Dallas World Aquarium
Six Flags Over Texas ©
Six Flags Over Texas

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