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Athens to Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara

16 days

This itinerary brings you through Turkey (Western Asia) and it is a roundtrip from Athens (Athens in detail). Most popular part is Istanbul (more about Istanbul itineraries).
The itinerary visits mainly very big cities. Do you like museums? Then you will enjoy
Istanbul, Bursa and Ankara. You find the nightlife at Istanbul. Many cities are cold in December. During your travel you have to speak Turkish. English should be enough for communication everywhere. You can pay with Lira everywhere. There are two flight connections. These are Athens (Athens in detail) - Istanbul and Ankara - Athens (Athens in detail).
"Athens is both historical and modern and an exciting place to Enjoy a Short Break in Athens."shortholidaysandgetaways.com
"Athens is the dream city for history lovers but there are a few things you should knowbefore visiting Athens with kids!"justgoplacesblog.com
"Athens is one of the few European capitals where you can take a short tram ride to the beach."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Athens is one of those cities steeped in history and mystery."albomadventures.com
"Athens is one of the oldest city in the world and has a great deal of history from the ancient Athens."paulinetravels.com
"Athens is a living museum as well as a modern city with all the vibrant hustle and bustle, it's truly amazing!"journeywonders.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Alternative
Food
Art
Street Art
Very Touristic
Cheap
Athens at a glance

FlyTransfer

Duration: 7 hours 23 minutes

Costs: $49.00 - $214.00

"Ankara is so much cheaper than Istanbul (see itineraries)!"dontstopliving.net
"Ankara is nothing short of enthralling."myitchytravelfeet.com
"Ankara is the capital of modern day Turkey."albomadventures.com
"Ankara is the capital."travelwithbender.com
"Ankara is the real capital city of Turkey (see itineraries)."dontstopliving.net
"Ankara is the federal capital of Turkey and acts as a bit of foil to Istanbul."thebrokebackpacker.com
Culture
Very Touristic
Cheap
Architecture
River
National Park
Ankara at a glance
Highlight

Train, busTransfer

Duration: 4 hours 49 minutes

Costs: $6.00 - $9.00

"Bursa is rightly known as the Green City."davestravelcorner.com
"Bursa is also home to thermal springs nearby at Cekirge, famously used by Byzantine imperial families."stridetravel.com
"Bursa is a great little city!"reflectionsenroute.com
"Bursa is famous for being the first to offer Iskender Kebab, and as you walk the streets, your mouth can't help but water as you pass by the huge slabs of meat on their vertical rotisseries."reflectionsenroute.com
"Bursa is the fourth largest city in Turkey (see itineraries) and has for centuries been a center of trade."reflectionsenroute.com
"Bursa is an out of the way gem!"reflectionsenroute.com
Historic
Culture
Nature
Food
Mountain
Architecture
Bursa at a glance
Great

BusTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 26 minutes

Costs: $7.00 - $12.00

"Istanbul is a city bursting with history at the seems."francistapon.com
"Istanbul is a fantastic city to eat, from cheap fast food like shwarma to high-end dining, it hits the spot."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Istanbul: the place where history and kebabs come from."manversusworld.com
"Istanbul is one of the most favorite places for all the traveler."gastrotravelogue.com
"Istanbul: You will love the city - Great food and basically amazing architecture."migrationology.com
"The city of Istanbul is rich in art and architecture which you simply cannot afford to miss."digitaltravelguru.com
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Alternative
Capital
Food
Shopping
Very Touristic
Architecture
Cheap
Stressful City
Art
city of Istanbul

FlyTransfer

Duration: 3 hours 7 minutes

Costs: $96.00 - $280.00

"Athens is both historical and modern and an exciting place to Enjoy a Short Break in Athens."shortholidaysandgetaways.com
"Athens is the dream city for history lovers but there are a few things you should knowbefore visiting Athens with kids!"justgoplacesblog.com
"Athens is one of the few European capitals where you can take a short tram ride to the beach."wanderlustmarriage.com
"Athens is one of those cities steeped in history and mystery."albomadventures.com
"Athens is one of the oldest city in the world and has a great deal of history from the ancient Athens."paulinetravels.com
"Athens is a living museum as well as a modern city with all the vibrant hustle and bustle, it's truly amazing!"journeywonders.com
Capital
Historic
Nightlife
Culture
Alternative
Food
Art
Street Art
Very Touristic
Cheap
Athens at a glance

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