Taking a day trip from Istanbul to the city of Bursa is highly recommended. There are plenty of buses, ferries which takes you to this neighboring and lesser known city of Bursa. Although, smaller to Istanbul, this city has lot of offer in terms of architecture and history. The best part being that it can be explored in just one day. And that too on foot. So what are you waiting for? Go offbeat & let this guide to Bursa help you with planning.
If you're into visiting wish to visit a fairy-tale castle once in a lifetime for 1/4th the price of Disney castles then Eskisehir will not disappoint you. Check out the things to do in Eskisehir that'll make you just go WoW!