29 days in Bursa & Izmir Itinerary

29 days in Bursa & Izmir Itinerary

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Fly to İstanbul Airport, Drive to Bursa
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Bursa
— 6 nights
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Izmir
— 22 nights
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Bursa — 6 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.
Bursa is known for sightseeing, shopping, and historic sites. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Ulu Cami, take in the spiritual surroundings of Green Tomb, hunt for treasures at Koza Hani, and see the interesting displays at Tofas's Bursa Museum Of Anatolian Cars.

To find out how to plan a trip to Bursa, use our trip itinerary maker.

Stuttgart, Germany to Bursa is an approximately 9.5-hour combination of flight and car. You can also fly; or drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Stuttgart to Bursa. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Stuttgart in August; daily highs in Bursa reach 35°C and lows reach 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can fly to Izmir.
Historic Sites · Nature · Museums · Parks
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Izmir — 22 nights

The birthplace of Homer, the ancient port city of Izmir boasts a colorful heritage that includes traces of Greek, Armenian, and Jewish cultures.
You'll find plenty of places to visit near Izmir: Temple of Apollo (in Didim), Kusadasi (Hammam Kusadasi, Waterskiing & Jetskiing, &more) and Selcuk (Ancient City of Ephesus, Ephesus Museum, &more). There's still lots to do: take a stroll through Kemeralti Market, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of St. Jonh, stop by Alsancak, and walk around Konak Square.

For photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Izmir trip planner.

You can fly from Bursa to Izmir in 3 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Bursa in August, things will get little chillier in Izmir: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sat) to allow time to fly back home.
Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Shopping
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