9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Bursa
— 2 nights
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Izmit
— 3 nights
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Istanbul
— Few hours

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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.
Visit Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque for their historical value. Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, and visit Taksim Square.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planning tool.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be little chillier, around 14°C, while days are much colder, around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia ©
Hagia Sophia
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

2
nights
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 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Mudanya Armistice House Museum and then stop by Cumalikizik. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: hunt for treasures at Koza Hani and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb.

To find where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, use the Bursa trip maker site.

Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. In April in Bursa, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to drive to Izmit.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trip

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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Green Tomb ©
Green Tomb
Mudanya Armistice House Museum ©
Mudanya Armistice House Museum

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nights
Izmit

Izmit ©
İzmit, ancient Nicomedia, is a city in Turkey, the administrative center of the Kocaeli Province as well as the Metropolitan Municipality. Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi, see the interesting displays at Gayret Gemi Museum, then browse the different shops at Outlet Center Izmit, and finally fly down the slopes at Kartepe Ski Center. Keep things going the next day: kick back and relax at Mavi Bayraklı Plajı, identify plant and animal life at Pembe Kayalar, and then kick back and relax at Sardala Koyu.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Izmit trip itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by car from Bursa to Izmit takes 2 hours. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Bursa in April since evenings lows in Izmit dip to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Izmit

Parks · Outdoors · Beaches · Museums

Side Trips

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Pembe Kayalar ©
Pembe Kayalar
Gayret Gemi Museum ©
Gayret Gemi Museum
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi ©
Selim Sirri Pasa Konagi

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, then take a stroll through Istiklal Street, and then contemplate the long history of Historic Areas of Istanbul.

To find maps, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website.

Getting from Izmit to Istanbul by car takes about 1.5 hours. Traveling from Izmit in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your plan
Galata Tower ©
Galata Tower
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Istiklal Street ©
Istiklal Street

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