8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
+2
Fly + train + bus:  9​h
1
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

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.
On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: fly down the slopes at Kardanadam, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Ulu Cami, and then test your problem-solving skills at popular escape rooms.

To see traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Bursa trip planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Bursa is an approximately 9-hour combination of flight and bus. You can also do a combination of flight, bus, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Kuwait City in January, with highs in Bursa at 11°C and lows at 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Tue) so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Osmangazi, Kardanadam
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Bursa Bilim Merkezi ©
Bursa Bilim Merkezi
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii
Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars ©

5
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder app .

You can drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in January, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 10°C in Istanbul. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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