7 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Ankara Itinerary

7 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Ankara Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 3 nights
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Bursa
— 1 night
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Ankara
— 2 nights

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

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, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find photos, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planning app.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul. When traveling from Bengaluru in February, plan for much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 11°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, take in the spiritual surroundings of Isabey CAMii, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii, then admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, and finally take an in-depth tour of Ordekli Culture and Art Center.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Bursa online travel planner.

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, Bursa is a bit cooler at night with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Wed) early enough to travel to Ankara.

Things to do in Bursa

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Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii
Isabey CAMii ©
Isabey CAMii
Bursa Archaeological Museum ©
Bursa Archaeological Museum

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Ankara

Ankara ©

Heart of Turkey

Turkey's capital and second-largest city, Ankara supports a large population of foreign diplomats and young students, contributing to the city's international feel.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): examine the collection at Gokyay Chess Museum, see the interesting displays at Altindag Belediyesi Sair ve Yazarlar Evi, make a trip to Musa aga camii, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Tacettin Sultan Cami, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anitkabir.

To see maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Ankara journey planner.

You can fly from Bursa to Ankara in 4 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of bus and train. While traveling from Bursa, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Ankara, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Ankara

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Anitkabir ©
Anitkabir
Tacettin Sultan Cami ©
Tacettin Sultan Cami
Gokyay Chess Museum ©
Gokyay Chess Museum

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