03-02-2023 - Tips & Guides Updated At: 23-01-2024

Valentine’s Day in Istanbul: A Romantic Getaway in 2024

Here are the most romantic days of the year. Whether in love or not, it is not easy to stay out of Valentine’s Day excitement. Especially if you love romantic dinners, lovely journeys, and new experiences to discover with your loved one, this time of year is the best for you.

On this particular date, Istanbul is even more romantic than ever. In every corner, you can see special lights, heart-shaped balloons, shiny red decorations, and many more. Don’t make a mistake, Istanbul is always romantic if you are in love, but with the Valentine’s Day spree, it is something else!

In this article, we are going to check some romantic things to do if you are planning to be in Istanbul around V-day. But before we begin, check out Istanbul Tourist Pass® and its 100+ handpicked attractions. For you do not get lost in things to do in Istanbul, we have gathered the best for you! From amazing guided tours to family fun places, there are many amazing attractions included in Istanbul Tourist Pass®. Now let’s check out the best thing to do in Istanbul on the famous V-Day!

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Weather in Istanbul in February 2024


Normally in Istanbul, February is the coldest month of the year. Generally, February is the height of winter, just like the vast majority of other European cities. Although the cold is not as severe as it is in Berlin or Vienna, you might be surprised to learn that it can snow in Istanbul in February. But if we talk about 2024, we don’t expect it to snow.

Istanbul is a coastline city, hence daytime temperatures are highly variable. Average daily temperatures of 6°C, 7-8°C highs, and nightly lows of 3–4°C are to be anticipated. Because of the humidity, you may feel the cold more, especially on windy days. especially after Valentine’s Day, we will witness more sunny days than rainy ones. So yes, pack your winter coats and waterproof boots but don’t pack too heavy. If you need anything warmer, Istanbul is a textile paradise, you can easily buy anything you’d like.

What to Do in Istanbul on Valentine’s Day in 2024?

There is so much to do in this amazing city. Here we have listed six different attractions for you to enjoy Valentine's Day the most. Of course, there are so many different options in a city like Istanbul, check out here 100+ amazing ones. Let’s start our journey!

Join a Dolmabahce Palace Guided Tour


Visiting Dolmabahce Palace is a classical tourist attraction for tourists from all over the world. But it is not just a historical place but a place in which sultans and the founder of the Turkish Republic, Ataturk walk, live, and dine. The architecture, the Bosphorus view, paintings, and decorations; are all breathtakingly beautiful.


If you get your ticket and get there by yourself, you miss a lot! But if you join an Istanbul Tourist Pass® guided tour, you may know all about the secrets, daily routines, meanings of paintings, and many more. Our tour guides are very popular among our visitors because they are all friendly people with amazing information about the Palace. So, with your loved one, join one of the guided tours to start your day. Then you may walk around Besiktas and Ortakoy and have a great day altogether. Here is more detailed information about Dolmabahce Palace and the tour, you can see the tour timelines there.

Plan a Dinner on a Bosphorus Cruise


One of the most memorable activities in Istanbul is a nighttime cruise down the Bosphorus. Bosphorus, Istanbul's gem, will astound you as you take in the wonderful seaside atmosphere. You'll get a spectacular experience thanks to the city's flashing lights, the famed Maiden's Tower (now under construction but still), and of course the Bosphorus Bridge!

During your journey to Istanbul, the Bosphorus Dinner Cruise will undoubtedly rank among your top attractions. A cup of delicious Turkish coffee will be served to you after an incredible dinner, and you may listen to traditional music while watching the city lights from just near the Bosphorus Bridge!

City lights, a bit cold but perfect weather, stars in the sky; this perfect romantic experience is free with Istanbul Tourist Pass® if you are wondering. All you need is to make a reservation and if you are planning to go on Valentine’s Day, don’t be late to reserve your seat! Here is more information!

Romantic Dinner in Michelin-Starred Restaurant