$544 - Roundtrip Direct Flights to Istanbul from Chicago
Just announced, Turkish Airlines is offering roundtrip direct flights between Istanbul and Chicago for $544 including all taxes and fees.
Flights are offered on many different days in late August, September and October, but the cheapest flights are usually Monday through Friday.
Flights on other days are still under 600 dollars.
I’ve searched for flights to Istanbul in the past from all major cities in the US, and the price has always been towards 1,000 dollars.
What Can You Do in Istanbul?
What can you not do? Most people head straight to the old city, where the Hagia Sofia is a highlight and from where the Byzantine Empire was based more than 1,000 years ago.
Other highlights are the Blue Mosque, the Archaeological Museum, and Topkapi Palace. You can also take ferry rides up the coastline of the Black Sea and across the Bosphorus Straight.
I’d head straight to a hookah bar, personally, and then see if Galatasaray was playing a match any time soon.
Here are more attractions in Turkey.