I’ve been going through all your valuable feedback in this forum and have come up with an itinerary. If you could have a look and let know your feedback, it would be very helpful.
I’m travelling with my wife and 2 year old daughter (using a stroller). We have 3.5 days for going around and will be based in a hotel in Sirkeci.
I’m especially looking forward to hear if the itinerary can be done with a 2 year old child in a stroller (especially in the bazaars). I don’t want to rush in seeing places just for the sake for seeing it.
Checking in to the hotel late night
Taksim (any other recommendation?)
Board the Bosphorus Cruise at 10:35
Go around the Sariyer village
Take Bus 25E to Emirgan
Have lunch inside the park at Sari Kosk (Yellow Mansion)
Take bus 25E from Emirgan to Rumeli Hisari
Stroll around Rumeli Hisari
Walk from Rumeli Hisari to Bebek
Rest at Bebk for a while
Walk from Bebek to Arnavutkoy
From Arnavutkoy take the bus 25E to Ortakoy for dinner
Take bus 25E bus to Kabatas
Take tram from Kabatas to Sultanmhet
Late evening if possible, use the Hammam facility near our hotel
Reach Kadikoy by 9 am
Roam around. Lunch at Ciya
Return to hotel by 2pm