15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Dubai
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Travel:  2 h
2
Burgazada
— 5 nights
Travel:  2 h 15 min
3
Buyukada
— 1 night
Drive:  3 h 30 min
4
Bursa
— 3 nights
Shuttle + Fly:  8 h 15 min
End: Dubai

4
nights
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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Bosphorus Cruise, Sultanahmet District, Topkapi Palace, and other attractions.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of shuttle and flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Dubai to Istanbul is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in December, things will get colder in Istanbul: highs are around 7°C and lows about 7°C. On the 2nd (Thu), you'll travel to Burgazada.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Beyoglu ©
Beyoglu

5
nights
Burgazada

Burgazada ©
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ulu Cami and Aya Yorgi Church.

For maps, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Burgazada route app .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Burgazada. January in Burgazada sees daily highs of 10°C and lows of 10°C at night. On the 7th (Tue), you'll travel to Buyukada.

Things to do in Burgazada

Historic Sites

Side Trips

Aya Yorgi Church, Ulu Cami
Highlights from your plan
Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Aya Yorgi Church ©
Aya Yorgi Church

1
night
Buyukada

Buyukada
To find photos, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Buyukada route builder .

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Burgazada to Buyukada. In January, daytime highs in Buyukada are 10°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Buyukada

Parks Nature Wildlife

3
nights
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Thu): test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms, then admire the landmark architecture of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii. On your second day here, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Isabey CAMii, stroll through Uludag Ski Center, and then take an in-depth tour of Ordekli Culture and Art Center.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Bursa trip planning tool .

Traveling by car from Buyukada to Bursa takes 3.5 hours. Traveling from Buyukada in January, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be little chillier in Bursa, with lows of 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Outdoors Parks

Side Trip

Somuncu Baba FIrInI ve Cilehanesi
Highlights from your plan
Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii
Isabey CAMii ©
Isabey CAMii
Bursa Archaeological Museum ©
Bursa Archaeological Museum

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