14 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Buyukada Itinerary

14 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Buyukada Itinerary

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14 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Buyukada Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 8 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— 3 nights
Drive:  3​h 30​min
3
Buyukada
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 15​min
End: Istanbul

8
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
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.
Your day-by-day itinerary now includes Isfanbul, Little Hagia Sophia, Istiklal Street, and other attractions you added. Head to Kapali Carsi and Misir Carsisifor plenty of shopping. Get a sense of the local culture at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, stroll through Kisirkaya Beach, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner .

If you are flying in from Iraq, the closest major airports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. August in Istanbul sees daily highs of 34°C and lows of 25°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for the car ride to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Shopping Historic Sites
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take in the dramatic scenery at Saitabat Selalesi, take a stroll through Cumalikizik, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb. Keep things going the next day: hunt for treasures at Koza Hani, then get engrossed in the history at Bursa Archaeological Museum, and then examine the collection at Mudanya Armistice House Museum.

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Traveling by car from Istanbul to Bursa takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. August in Bursa sees daily highs of 35°C and lows of 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Buyukada.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Mudanya Armistice House Museum
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Mudanya Armistice House Museum ©
Mudanya Armistice House Museum

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nights
Buyukada

Buyukada ©
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Sun): kick back and relax at Nakibey Plaj, see the interesting displays at Adalar Müzesi / Museum of the Princes' Islands, then don't miss a visit to Buyukada Rum Yetimhanesi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Aya Yorgi Church.

To find photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, use the Buyukada trip planner .

Traveling by car from Bursa to Buyukada takes 3.5 hours. In August, daily temperatures in Buyukada can reach 35°C, while at night they dip to 24°C. You will leave for home on the 19th (Mon).

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Parks Beaches Outdoors
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Nakibey Plaj ©
Nakibey Plaj
Aya Yorgi Church ©
Aya Yorgi Church

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