8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Bursa & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Amman
Drive:  14​h 15​min
1
Bursa
— 1 day
Drive:  1​h 45​min
2
Istanbul
— 6 nights
+2
Fly + foot + bus:  6​h 30​min
End: Amman

1
day
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 9th (Thu): delve into the distant past at Muradiye Complex, see the interesting displays at Bursa City Museum, and then admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami.

For traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Bursa trip planning app .

Amman, Jordan to Bursa is an approximately 18.5-hour car ride. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Eastern European Time is 1 hour. When traveling from Amman in August, plan for a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Bursa: temperatures range from 35°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Thu) early enough to drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Muradiye Camii
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Muradiye Complex ©
Muradiye Complex
Bursa City Museum ©
Bursa City Museum
Muradiye Camii ©
Muradiye Camii

6
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.
Step out of the city life by going to Selale Parkuru and Florya Sahil Parkı. Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, admire the landmark architecture of Suleymaniye Cami , and tour the water at your own pace with Bosphorus Tours Istanbul.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul travel route planner.

Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In August, plan for daily highs up to 34°C, and evening lows to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Outdoors Beaches
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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