21 days in Bursa Province & Trabzon Province Itinerary

21 days in Bursa Province & Trabzon Province Itinerary

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Iznik
— 1 night
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Bursa
— 10 nights
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Uludag National Park
— 1 night
Drive to Istanbul Airport, Fly to Trabzon International Airport
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Trabzon
— 7 nights
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Uzungol
— 1 night
Drive to Trabzon International Airport, Fly to Istanbul Airport

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Iznik

— 1 night
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Sun): examine the collection at Iznik Museum, admire the striking features of Suleyman Pasha Madrasah, then admire the landmark architecture of 1. Murat Hamami, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami). Here are some ideas for day two: contemplate the waterfront views at Iznik Golu, view the masterpieces at Iznik Vakfi Atolyeleri, and then don't miss a visit to Nicaea.

For more things to do, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Iznik road trip website.

Istanbul to Iznik is an approximately 2-hour car ride. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Istanbul in July since evenings lows in Iznik dip to 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Mon) so you can go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Iznik

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

Bursa

— 10 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.
For shopping fun, head to Koza Hani or Anatolium Avm. Mudanya Armistice House Museum and Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars will appeal to museum buffs. There's much more to do: wander the streets of Cumalikizik, explore the ancient world of Iznik, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Emir Sultan Camii, and don't miss a visit to Green Mosque.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa attractions planner.

Traveling by car from Iznik to Bursa takes 1.5 hours. Traveling from Iznik in July, plan for a bit warmer nights in Bursa, with lows around 23°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Uludag National Park

— 1 night
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): stroll through Kardanadam, fly down the slopes at Uludag Ski Resort, and then examine the collection at Kupeli Ev.

For photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Uludag National Park route maker tool.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Uludag National Park takes 1.5 hours. In July, daytime highs in Uludag National Park are 36°C, while nighttime lows are 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Trabzon.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports · Museums

Side Trip

Trabzon

— 7 nights
Trabzon, historically known as Trebizond is a city on the Black Sea coast of northeastern Turkey and the capital of Trabzon Province. You'll explore and learn at Trabzon Hagia Sophia Museum and Trabzon Sehir Muzesi. Head to Forum Trabzon and Trabzon Cevahir Outletfor some retail therapy. Step out of Trabzon to go to Duzkoy and see Çal Mağarası, which is approximately 1 hour away. The adventure continues: take some stellar pictures from Soumela Monastery, get to know the fascinating history of Boztepe, see the interesting displays at Trabzon Museum, and take an in-depth tour of Trabzon Tarihi Muzesi.

To find reviews, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Trabzon trip itinerary planner.

Explore your travel options from Uludag National Park to Trabzon with the Route module. While traveling from Uludag National Park, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Trabzon, ranging from highs of 31°C to lows of 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Fri) early enough to travel to Uzungol.

Things to do in Trabzon

Parks · Historic Sites · Nature · Museums

Side Trips

Uzungol

— 1 night
Uzungöl is a lake situated to the south of the city of Trabzon, in the Çaykara district of Trabzon Province, Turkey. Start off your visit on the 24th (Sat): identify plant and animal life at Sarikaya Yaylasi and then explore the activities along Uzungol.

For where to stay, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Uzungol road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Trabzon to Uzungol takes 2 hours. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Uzungol

Parks · Wildlife · Nature

Side Trip

Bursa Province travel guide

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Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · Flea Markets
Mosques, bazaars, monuments, museums, parks, hot springs, and beaches are among the tourist attractions in the seaside holiday spot of Bursa Province. The capital of the Ottoman State between 1326 and 1365, the city of Bursa retains many impressive landmarks from the Ottoman period, including mausoleums of the sultans and edifices throughout the city. Chow down on famous Turkish dishes, including skender kebap, turkish delight, and candied marron glacés from a park bench among the city's many gardens, which give it its nickname, "Green Bursa." Outside the city, the popular ski resort of Mount Uludağ and the therapeutic thermal water in spas draw visitors to the province for health and relaxation.

Trabzon Province travel guide

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Lookouts · Specialty Museums · Historic Sites
Find yourself surrounded by grassy hills, rushing streams, and waterfalls in Trabzon Province. The main city is well-known for anchovies, cherries, hazelnuts, and tea, which play a large role in the local cuisine. Ancient empires make their presence felt in the monasteries, mosques, and castles. The main attractions are the Sümela Monastery built on a very steep mountainside above lush forests, and the natural beauty of Uzungöl Lake. Within the city, tourists can explore the busy pedestrian shopping promenades or recharge at the tea garden in the city square.