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
— 3 nights
Drive:  2​h 45​min
3
Sapanca
— 1 night
Drive:  1​h 30​min
4
Istanbul
— 4 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.
Spend the 28th (Fri) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), get to know the fascinating history of Sultanahmet District, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul attractions planning tool .

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major airports are Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In June, plan for daily highs up to 79°F, and evening lows to 63°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Wed): explore the activities along Golyazi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Emir Sultan Camii, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Ulu Cami. On the 27th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) and then take a stroll through Cumalikizik.

To find photos, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, use the Bursa trip site .

Getting from Istanbul to Bursa by car takes about 2 hours. Other options: take a bus. In June, daily temperatures in Bursa can reach 81°F, while at night they dip to 64°F. On the 28th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Sapanca.

Things to do in Bursa

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks

Side Trip

Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)
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Ulu Cami ©
Ulu Cami
Emir Sultan Camii ©
Emir Sultan Camii
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii) ©
Green Mosque (Yesil Camii)

1
night
Sapanca

Sapanca ©
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Izmit Saat Kulesi.

To see traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Sapanca tour itinerary maker app .

You can drive from Bursa to Sapanca in 2 hours. Traveling from Bursa in June, plan for slightly colder nights in Sapanca, with lows around 55°F. On the 29th (Sat), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can drive to Istanbul.

Things to do in Sapanca

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trip

Izmit Saat Kulesi
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Sapanca Lake ©
Sapanca Lake
Izmit Saat Kulesi ©
Izmit Saat Kulesi

4
nights
Istanbul

Spend the 2nd (Tue) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Enjoy Istanbul some more: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani), enjoy breathtaking views from KIz Kulesi, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

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

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

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Tours Museums
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Balloon Rides
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): take a stroll through Kaleici and then admire the sheer force of Duden Waterfalls.

For maps, where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Antalya holiday planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Antalya by combination of train and flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in July, things will get a bit warmer in Antalya: highs are around 95°F and lows about 74°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) so you can 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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