27 days in Turkey Itinerary

27 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Make it your trip
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Istanbul
— 10 nights
Drive
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Antalya
— 4 nights
Drive
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Izmir
— 3 nights
Drive
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Bursa
— 7 nights
Drive
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Istanbul
— 1 night

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Istanbul

— 10 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: contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul online travel planner.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. In May, Istanbul is much colder than Mumbai - with highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) early enough to fly to Antalya.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours

Antalya

— 4 nights
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Get out of town with these interesting Antalya side-trips: Kemer Cumhuriyet MeydanI (in Kemer), Side (Ancient Theater & Temple of Apollo) and Manavgat Mosque (in Manavgat). There's still lots to do: stop by Kaleici, delve into the distant past at Hadrian's Gate, stop by Lidya Suzani Carpet Gallery, and enjoy the sand and surf at Kleopatra Beach.

For photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, read Antalya trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Antalya takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect nights in Antalya to be about the same, around 18°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Sun) so you can fly to Izmir.

Things to do in Antalya

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Izmir

— 3 nights

Pearl of the Aegean

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
Explore Izmir's surroundings by going to Selcuk (Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House), Ancient City of Ephesus, &more). There's still lots to do: stroll around Izmir Wild Life Park, visit Alsancak, wander the streets of Kemeralti Market, and look for gifts at Has Deri Leather Shop.

To find ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Izmir trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Antalya to Izmir takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Antalya in May; daily highs in Izmir reach 19°C and lows reach 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Thu) early enough to catch the flight to Bursa.

Things to do in Izmir

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping

Side Trip

Bursa

— 7 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.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Bursa: Iznik (1. Murat Hamami & Iznik Ayasofya (Orhan Cami)) and Yalova (Cevdet Aydin Parki & Yuruyen Kosk). There's lots more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Sultan Camii, browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani, and pause for some photo ops at Tombs of Osman and Orhan.

To find traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read Bursa day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Izmir to Bursa takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Izmir in May: high temperatures in Bursa hover around 26°C and lows are around 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Istanbul

— 1 night

Queen of Cities

Start off your visit on the 28th (Fri): get the lay of the land with Walking tours.

To see reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours
Highlights from your trip

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · Sacred & Religious Sites · History Museums
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.