Bursa, Türkiye

The perfect 2 days itinerary

Bursa, located in northwestern Turkey, is a city steeped in history and natural beauty. Known as the birthplace of the Ottoman Empire, Bursa boasts numerous historical landmarks, including grand mosques, mausoleums, and traditional bazaars. The city is also famous for its thermal baths and the nearby Uludağ Mountain, a popular destination for skiing and outdoor activities. This 2-day itinerary will guide you through the rich cultural heritage and scenic landscapes of Bursa, offering a memorable experience of this charming city.

What to do in Bursa?

This 2 days itinerary is the perfect guide to the best things to see in Bursa. It includes day-by-day activities, travel tips, and the top places to visit.

Day 1: Historical Landmarks and Local Culture


Begin your exploration of Bursa at the Grand Mosque (Ulu Cami), an architectural masterpiece with its impressive domes and intricate calligraphy. Just a short walk away is the Koza Han, a historic silk market where you can browse through a variety of silk products and enjoy a traditional Turkish tea in the courtyard.


Head to the Green Mosque (Yeşil Camii) and the adjacent Green Tomb (Yeşil Türbe), both adorned with stunning green tiles and intricate designs. Afterward, visit the Bursa City Museum to gain insights into the city's rich history and cultural heritage. For lunch, try the famous İskender kebab, a local specialty.


Spend your evening at the vibrant Bursa Bazaar, where you can shop for souvenirs, spices, and local handicrafts. End your day with a relaxing visit to one of Bursa's renowned thermal baths, such as the Eski Kaplıca, to unwind and rejuvenate.

Day 2: Natural Beauty and Outdoor Activities


Start your day with a scenic drive to Uludağ Mountain, a popular destination for outdoor activities. Take the cable car (Teleferik) to the summit, where you can enjoy breathtaking views of the surrounding landscape. Depending on the season, you can partake in skiing, snowboarding, or hiking.


After descending from Uludağ, visit the Cumalıkızık Village, a UNESCO World Heritage site known for its well-preserved Ottoman-era houses and cobblestone streets. Explore the village and enjoy a traditional Turkish lunch at one of the local restaurants.


Return to Bursa and take a leisurely stroll through the beautiful Merinos Park, a perfect spot to relax and reflect on your trip. For dinner, indulge in more local cuisine, such as pide (Turkish pizza) or manti (Turkish dumplings), at a nearby restaurant.

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