8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Turkey vacation planner

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Bursa
— 1 night
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Istanbul
— 6 nights
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Bursa

— 1 night
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 18th (Sat): take a peaceful walk through Ataturk Kent OrmanI, steep yourself in history at Misi Village, then get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, and finally admire the striking features of Ulu Cami.

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Muscat, Oman to Bursa is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone changes from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a -1 hour difference. Traveling from Muscat in April, expect Bursa to be much colder, temps between 21°C and 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sat) so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums
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Istanbul

— 6 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.
We've included these beaches for you: Silivri Sahili and Florya Sahil Parkı. Explore hidden gems such as Chora Museum and Beyoglu. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

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Traveling by car from Bursa to Istanbul takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. In April, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Fri) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Parks · Museums · Nature