9 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

9 days in Istanbul & Bursa Itinerary

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Istanbul
— 4 nights
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Bursa
— 1 day
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Istanbul
— 2 nights
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Istanbul — 4 nights

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.
You've added Istiklal Caddesi, Mihrimah Sultan Camii (Iskele Camii), CamlIca Mosque, and other attractions to your itinerary.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool.

Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Malaysia Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -5 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Kuala Lumpur in March: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 14°C and lows are around 14°C. On the 8th (Wed), you'll have the morning to explore before heading off to Bursa.
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Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
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Bursa — 1 day

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.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Uludag Ski Center, Green Tomb, Ulu Cami, and other attractions. On the 8th (Wed), take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Mosque, browse the eclectic array of goods at Koza Hani, then admire the landmark architecture of Ulu Cami, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb, and finally stroll through Uludag Ski Center.

To see reviews, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Bursa attractions planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in March, Bursa is little chillier at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) to allow enough time to drive to Istanbul.
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Historic Sites · Winter Sports · Trails · Outdoors
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Istanbul — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

You've added Yeni Camii, Mısır Çarşısı, Bosphorus Tour Istanbul, and other attractions to your itinerary. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, stop by Mısır Çarşısı, then tour the water at your own pace with Bosphorus Tour Istanbul, and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find where to stay, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planner.

Drive from Bursa to Istanbul in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and ferry; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in March, plan for a bit warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to fly back home.
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Tours · Outdoors · Transportation · Shopping
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