15 days in Turkey Itinerary

15 days in Turkey Itinerary

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15 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Istanbul
1
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Drive:  2​h
2
Bursa
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sapanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Istanbul
— 5 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
5
Antalya
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
End: Istanbul


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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.
Step off the beaten path and head to Food Tours and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Spend the 22nd (Sat) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and walk around Emirgan Park.

For maps, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In June, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 79°F, while at night they dip to 63°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Tue) early enough to drive to Bursa.

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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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 25th (Tue), take a peaceful walk through Karacabey Longoz Ormanlari, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yesil Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Yildirim Bayezit Mosque (Yildirim Bayezit Camii), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. On the 26th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Somuncu baba hazretleri, take in the spiritual surroundings of Osmangazi Orhangazi Turbesi, appreciate the history behind Tombs of Osman and Orhan, take in the spiritual surroundings of I. Murat Hudavendigar Mosque, then see the interesting displays at Ataturk Museum, and finally test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms.

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Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June in Bursa, expect temperatures between 81°F during the day and 64°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) so you can travel to Sapanca.

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Osmangazi
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Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
I. Murat Hudavendigar Mosque ©
I. Murat Hudavendigar Mosque
Yesil Camii ©
Yesil Camii

1
night
Sapanca

Sapanca ©
Start off your visit on the 27th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Izmit Saat Kulesi, then walk around Sakarya Golpark, and then explore the activities along Sapanca Lake.

To see other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Sapanca trip planner.

You can drive from Bursa to Sapanca in 2 hours. Traveling from Bursa in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Sapanca, with lows of 55°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Izmit Saat Kulesi, Sakarya Golpark
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Sapanca Lake ©
Sapanca Lake
Sakarya Golpark ©
Sakarya Golpark
Izmit Saat Kulesi ©
Izmit Saat Kulesi

5
nights
Istanbul

Istanbul ©
You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and Yuruyen Kosk. Take a break from Istanbul with a short trip to Yalova Kent Orman Cifte Selale in Yalova, about 1h 25 min away. See some other sides of Istanbul: take a stroll through Ortakoy, explore the activities along Bosphorus Strait, admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici, and explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul day trip planner.

You can drive from Sapanca to Istanbul in 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sapanca in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Wed) so you can travel to Antalya.

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Yalova
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Besiktas ©
Besiktas
Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

1
night
Antalya

Antalya ©
Offering both sandy beaches packed with modern amenities and a historical town center filled with Roman ruins and Ottoman mosques, Antalya serves as one of the country's major tourist destinations.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): wander the streets of Kaleici and then take in the dramatic scenery at Duden Waterfalls.

To see photos, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Antalya day trip planning site .

Do a combination of train and flight from Istanbul to Antalya in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, things will get somewhat warmer in Antalya: highs are around 95°F and lows about 74°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Thu) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Antalya

Neighborhoods Parks Nature
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Kaleici ©
Kaleici
Lower Duden Waterfalls ©
Lower Duden Waterfalls

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