12 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

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12 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

Start: Jeddah
Fly:  4 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— Few hours
Drive:  2 h
2
Bursa
— 1 night
Drive:  2 h
3
Istanbul
— 9 nights
Fly:  6 h 45 min
End: Jeddah

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hours
Istanbul

Istanbul
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.
To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul itinerary planning site .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 7-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Jeddah in January, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 10°C and lows about 10°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you're off toBursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Nightlife Shopping

1
night
Bursa

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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Korupark Shopping Center as well as Uludag Ski Center. Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): hit the slopes at Uludag Ski Center, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isabey CAMii, then hunt for treasures at Koza Hani, and finally look for gifts at Korupark Shopping Center. Here are some ideas for day two: test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms and then wander the streets of Cumalikizik.

For ratings, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Bursa day trip planning tool .

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in January, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Bursa. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks Trails Outdoors
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Korupark Shopping Center ©
Korupark Shopping Center
Isabey CAMii ©
Isabey CAMii

9
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
For shopping fun, head to Mısır Çarşısı or Hilltown AVM. You'll enjoy a bit of beach vacationing at Silivri Sahili and Aqua Beach. Explore Istanbul further: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the activities along Selale Parkuru, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

For maps, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online vacation planner .

Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can ride a ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in January, expect a bit warmer with lows of 10°C in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Wildlife Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Bentler Tabiat Parki ©
Bentler Tabiat Parki
Taksim Square ©
Taksim Square

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