16 days in Turkey Itinerary

16 days in Turkey Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey route planner

Make it your trip
Fly
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Istanbul
— 7 nights
Drive
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Eskisehir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bolu
— 2 nights
Drive
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Bursa
— 3 nights
Fly

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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 landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, stop by Ortakoy, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online travel route planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 1 hour. Traveling from Cairo in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. You will leave for Eskisehir on the 12th (Mon).

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Shopping

Eskisehir

— 3 nights
Eskişehir is a city in northwestern Turkey and the capital of the Eskişehir Province. Eskisehir is known for museums, theme parks, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stroll around Eskisehir Science Arts and Culture Park, get in on the family fun at Sazova Park, admire the landmark architecture of Leaded Mosque - Eskisehir, and make a trip to Sultan Sucaaddin Veli Turbe ve Kulliyesi.

To see more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Eskisehir planning tool.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Eskisehir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and train; or take a bus. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for slightly colder days in Eskisehir, with highs around 22°C, while nights are colder with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Bolu.

Things to do in Eskisehir

Parks · Historic Sites · Beaches · Outdoors

Bolu

— 2 nights
Bolu is a city in Turkey, and administrative center of the Bolu Province. Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): explore the wealth of natural beauty at Bolu Golcuk Tabiat Parki. On the next day, take your sightseeing to a higher altitude at Mountain Bolu, then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Golcuk, and then explore the activities along Seben Lake.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Bolu trip planner.

Traveling by car from Eskisehir to Bolu takes 4 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Bursa.

Things to do in Bolu

Parks · Nature · Wildlife

Bursa

— 3 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.
Bursa is known for shopping, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Sultan Camii, delve into the distant past at Muradiye Complex, and see the interesting displays at Bursa Bilim Merkezi.

To find where to stay, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Bursa vacation planning site.

Getting from Bolu to Bursa by car takes about 3.5 hours. In October, plan for daily highs up to 23°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Turkey travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.