8 days in Turkey Itinerary

8 days in Turkey Itinerary

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Istanbul
— Few hours
2
Bursa
— 1 night
3
Uludag National Park
— 1 day
4
Bursa
— 1 night
5
Pamukkale
— 1 night
6
Istanbul
— 3 nights

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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.
To see traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Doha in October: highs in Istanbul hover around 28°C, while lows dip to 26°C. You'll set off for Bursa on the 18th (Fri).

Things to do in Istanbul

Tours · Shopping · Nightlife
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1
night
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 18th (Fri): look for gifts at Covered Bazaar (Bedesten), then test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and then visit Cumalikizik.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Bursa tour builder.

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Istanbul in October, with highs in Bursa at 23°C and lows at 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) to allow enough time to drive to Uludag National Park.

Things to do in Bursa

Neighborhoods · Shopping · Fun & Games
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Cumalikizik ©
Cumalikizik
Covered Bazaar (Bedesten) ©
Covered Bazaar (Bedesten)

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day
Uludag National Park

Uludag National Park
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): see the interesting displays at Kupeli Ev and then fly down the slopes at Kardanadam.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Uludag National Park trip builder site.

Getting from Bursa to Uludag National Park by car takes about 1.5 hours. October in Uludag National Park sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to drive to Bursa.

Things to do in Uludag National Park

Outdoors · Winter Sports · Parks

Side Trip

Kupeli Ev
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1
night
Bursa

Bursa
For ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Bursa tour itinerary maker site.

You can drive from Uludag National Park to Bursa in 1.5 hours. You'll set off for Pamukkale on the 20th (Sun).

Things to do in Bursa

Parks · Shopping · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 19 — 20:

1
night
Pamukkale

Pamukkale ©
A popular spa since the second century BCE, the modern city of Pamukkale continues to draw worldwide attention with its hot springs and travertines--naturally formed calcite bathing pools.
On the 20th (Sun), take in the dramatic scenery at Guney Selalesi, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Anatolia Cemetery, and then take in the natural beauty of Pamukkale Thermal Pools. Here are some ideas for day two: stop by Babadaglilar Ishani, then browse the different shops at Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi, and then do a tasting at Pamukkale Winery.

To find maps, where to stay, reviews, and tourist information, read our Pamukkale trip planning website.

You can drive from Bursa to Pamukkale in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or do a combination of bus and taxi. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Pamukkale

Shopping · Nature · Parks

Side Trip

Denizli
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Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi ©
Teras Park Alisveris Merkezi
Pamukkale Thermal Pools ©
Pamukkale Thermal Pools
Anatolia Cemetery ©
Anatolia Cemetery

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Istanbul

Istanbul ©
Do some cultural sightseeing at Hagia Sophia Museum and Ortakoy. Step off the beaten path and head to Istanbul Archaeological Museum and Sultanahmet Square. Enjoy Istanbul some more: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Yeni Camii, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

To find other places to visit, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning tool.

Getting from Pamukkale to Istanbul by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of taxi and bus. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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