9 days in Turkey Itinerary

9 days in Turkey Itinerary

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9 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— 2 nights
+2
bus + train + Fly:  7​h
3
Goreme, Cappadocia
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h
End: Kuwait City

3
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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Head to Kapali Carsi and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisifor plenty of shopping. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, and examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To see ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel planner.

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, things will get much colder in Istanbul: highs are around 34°C and lows about 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Fri) early enough to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Bursa City Museum, contemplate the long history of Koza Hani, and then admire the striking features of Ulu Cami. On the next day, grab your bike and head to Uludag Ski Center.

To find maps, reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Bursa journey planner.

Drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. In July, plan for daily highs up to 36°C, and evening lows to 23°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Bursa

Winter Sports Outdoors Trails
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Koza Hani ©
Koza Hani
Bursa City Museum ©
Bursa City Museum

1
night
Goreme, Cappadocia

Goreme ©
Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sun): view the masterpieces at Naile Art Gallery- Ebru Art Center, look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, then take in the exciting artwork at Chez Galip, then take a memorable tour with Royal Balloon, and finally take an in-depth tour of Goreme Acikhava Muzesi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the wealth of natural beauty at Goreme National Park.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Goreme road trip site .

Do a combination of bus and flight from Bursa to Goreme in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus, ferry, and flight; or drive. Traveling from Bursa in July, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Goreme, with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Goreme

Historic Sites Nature Parks

Side Trips

Chez Galip, Alaturca Taner
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Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme ©
Museu a Ceu Aberto de Goreme
Royal Balloon ©
Royal Balloon

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