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Reviewed on May 18, 2021
|Number of Daily Flights||3|
|Earliest Flight Departure Date||Aug 7|
|Latest Flight Departure Date||Aug 7|
|Popular Airlines||Turkish Airlines|
San Francisco International (SFO) is located 13 miles south of downtown San Francisco, CA, near San Bruno. It is accessible from US-101. The typical flight duration from SFO is 16 hours to Istanbul Atatürk Airport (IST).
You can reach downtown Istanbul, Turkey via E-5 Karayolu, and buses, taxis and rail service is available at the terminal.
Istanbul is noted for its history and culture. Explore the city’s history by seeing the Hagia Sophia, the Blue Mosque, Topkapi Palace, Dolmanbahce Palace, Chora Church or the Istanbul Archaeology Museum. Sample the area’s culture at the Istanbul Museum of Modern Art, Istanbul Modern Museum or the Grand Bazar.
You can also try the Vialand Theme Park, Istanbul Aquarium, the Istanbul Cable Car ride or Florya Beach. Sports fans can catch a football match at Sukru Saracoglu Stadium. Enjoy nightlife and music at the Babylon, 11:11, Faces or Partie Music Club.
Fall is the best time to visit Istanbul. Temperatures are moderate in the 60s and 70s, the weather is drier, and airfare and hotel rates are low.
Most of the hotels are located in the downtown area, offering easy access to popular attractions. Public buses, taxis and rail are popular ways to get around the city.