14 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

14 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 7 nights
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Bursa
— 6 nights

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Istanbul

— 7 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary site.

If you are flying in from Lebanon, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. December in Istanbul sees daily highs of 7°C and lows of 7°C at night. On the 26th (Sat), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Shopping

Bursa

— 6 nights
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.
Get out of town with these interesting Bursa side-trips: Mudanya Armistice House Museum (in Mudanya) and Uludag National Park (Kardanadam & Uludag Ski Resort). categoryPhrases.sentence.On_the_day_spend_an_exhilarating_day_on_the_slopes_at. The adventure continues: admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Osman and Orhan, delve into the distant past at Muradiye Complex, and hunt for treasures at Koza Hani.

To find reviews and more tourist information, read our Bursa trip builder app.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Bursa: temperatures range from 12°C by day to 6°C at night.

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Outdoors

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