Istanbul Turkey Travel Hacking and Highlights

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Are you excited for this Istanbul, Turkey travel hacking and highlights?

Istanbul Travel Hacking and Highlights.

Hi! Day #4 of a favorite  travel image challenge. However, I decided to add a twist to the challenge, and I wanted to mention travel hacking strategies and highlights!

Like some of you, ✈ I wished I was better at travel hacking, and I decided to do some research to look for sweet spots, so I can reference it for future travel!

So, #SAVE this post if you want travel hacking strategies about Istanbul, Turkey!

Just for background, I have been nominated by @jesslynn4686 for the 10 day favorite travel image challenge.

Every day I will post an image from my travel pictures that I love, without explanation, and nominate somebody to take the challenge.

That’s 10 days. 10 travel photos. 10 nominations. 0 explanations.

I will nominate another person every day.

Anyways, now moving on to the travel hacking strategies and highlights!

Here’s are the 5 highlights of things to do:

1) The Blue Mosque

2) Hagia Sophia Museum

3) Topkapi Palace Museum

4) Grand Bazaar

5) Galata Tower

Hotels: Grand Hyatt Istanbul at 12,000 points per night. Hyatt is a 1:1 transfer on @chase.

Hostel:  There are many in Istanbul, use the @capitalone purchase eraser to wipe out the charge.


@aircanada @aeroplan which has transfer partners with @americanexpress, @capitalone, and @marriottbonvoy

****Aeroplan passes surcharges from several Star Alliance partners. However, award tickets booked on airlines such as SWISS and United will only come with the standard taxes and fees.

@americanair which has a transfer partner with @marriottbonvoy

@avianca which has which has transfer partners with @americanexpress, @citi, @capitalone, and @marriottbonvoy

@klm @flyingblue which has transfer partners with @chase, @citi, @americanexpress, and @marriotbonvoy

@turkishairlines which has transfer partners with @citi and @marriotbonvoy

Thank you  @10xtravelblog  for the research!

Please note, I have not stayed at every single accommodation and flew at every airline mentioned, but like many of you I want to save this in my back pocket when travel is safe again to book.

I’m tagging  @jasminkizil for this post! Please note, none of my friends are required to provide any travel hacking tips. I only provided them, so I can easily reference this post for a future trip!

Swipe ↔️ for the travel hacking details. Link in my bio for this travel hacking guide in an article. Feel free to send this post to a friend, so you can you have this ready when traveling is safe again!

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