10 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Trabzon Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Trabzon Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Drive
2
Bursa
— 1 night
Fly
3
Trabzon
— 4 nights
Fly

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Istanbul

Queen of Cities

A physical and cultural bridge between Europe and Asia, the transcontinental city of Istanbul serves as a living reminder of the Roman, Byzantine, and Ottoman empires.
Visit Hagia Sophia and Galata Tower for their historical value. You'll explore and learn at Topkapi Palace and Chora Museum. Next up on the itinerary: take a stroll through Taksim Square, shop like a local with Istiklal Street, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and stop by Ortakoy.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul trip planner.

Muscat, Oman to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from Muscat to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Plan for cooler temperatures traveling from Muscat in December, with highs in Istanbul at 7°C and lows at 7°C. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Topkapi Palace ©
Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
Galata Tower ©
History Museum
Galata Tower
4.3

1
night
Bursa

The first Ottoman capital and a World Heritage Site, Bursa is known as "The Royal Springs" for its famous hot mineral waters--though it offers much more than your typical spa destination.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): hunt for treasures at Koza Hani. On the next day, boost your wellbeing at Oylat Thermal Spring and then identify plant and animal life at Sadagi Kanyonu.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa sightseeing planning site.

Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in December, expect nights in Bursa to be about the same, around 6°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) early enough to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Historic Sites · Shopping · Spas

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Koza Hani ©
Flea Market
Koza Hani
4.5

4
nights
Trabzon

Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. Get outdoors at Kackar Daglari Milli Parki and Cal-Camili Tabiat Parki. Spend the 8th (Tue) exploring nature at Surmene Camburnu Tabiat Parki.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and more tourist information, read Trabzon route maker site.

Fly from Bursa to Trabzon in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Trabzon

Nature · Parks · Wildlife

Side Trip

Highlights from your trip
Cal-Camili Tabiat Parki ©
National Park
Cal-Camili Tabiat Parki
4.8

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