10 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Selcuk Itinerary

10 days in Istanbul, Bursa & Selcuk Itinerary

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Istanbul — 3 nights

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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and relax and rejuvenate at some of the best spas.

To find photos and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul online holiday planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. Traveling from Cairo in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 11°C, while days are colder, around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Fri) so you can drive to Bursa.
Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Spas
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Bursa — 3 nights

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.
Go for a jaunt from Bursa to Uludag National Park to see Uludag Ski Resort about 58 minutes away. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, contemplate the long history of Tombs of Osman and Orhan, stroll through Uludag Ski Center, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Green Tomb.

To find reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Bursa attractions app.

You can drive from Istanbul to Bursa in 2 hours. Other options are to do a combination of ferry and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul in February, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Bursa, with lows of 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Mon) to allow time to fly to Selcuk.
Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors · Winter Sports
Side Trip
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Selcuk — 3 nights

An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Ancient City of Ephesus, wander the streets of Sirince Koyu, steep yourself in history at Public Latrine, and pause for some serene contemplation at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

Before you visit Selcuk, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can fly from Bursa to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In February, daytime highs in Selcuk are 16°C, while nighttime lows are 4°C. On the 24th (Thu), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can fly back home.
Historic Sites · Neighborhoods
Side Trip
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Izmir Province travel guide

Ruins · Beaches · Landmarks
İzmir Province represents a land where undulating mountains fading into the indigo sky serve as a backdrop to lush green vineyards. Its abudance of ancient ruins and location on the Aegean coast make this Mediterranean province a prime holiday destination. The province boasts a fascinating history, having been ceded to the Greeks following World War I, only to be later reclaimed in the Turkish War of Independence. The coastal towns, ancient cities, warm climate, and superb local fish and herb cuisine are among the delights of this vacation spot.