11 days in Kuwait City, Beirut & Istanbul Itinerary

11 days in Kuwait City, Beirut & Istanbul Itinerary

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11 days in Kuwait City, Beirut & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
Fly:  2​h 45​min
2
Beirut, Lebanon
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

3
nights
Kuwait City, Kuwait

Kuwait City ©
Kuwait City, the country's capital and largest urban area, combines many of the aspects of a modern, rich city of the Gulf region, with a more rugged and ordinary core.
Family-friendly places like KidZania and Kuwait Zoo will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, browse the different shops at Alhamra tower and mall, see the interesting displays at Bait Al Outhman Museum, and head off the coast to Green Island.

For where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Kuwait City road trip app .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. In October in Kuwait City, expect temperatures between 42°C during the day and 24°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sat) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Fun & Games Parks Museums

Side Trip

Bait Al Outhman Museum
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The Scientific Center ©
The Scientific Center
Kuwait Zoo ©
Kuwait Zoo
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

2
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Sitting on the Mediterranean coast, Beirut, the country's capital and largest city, has plenty of appeal itself, as well as offering a convenient base for exploring the country's other sights and cities.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Sun): tour the pleasant surroundings at Chir Bay, stop by Alrifai, then explore the historical opulence of Chateau Montagne, and finally see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedrale Saint Nichan des Armeniens Orthodoxes, then savor the flavors at Food & Drink, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

For other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Beirut planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Beirut takes 3 hours. The time zone difference moving from Arabia Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 1 hour. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 33°C to lows of 24°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Beirut

Outdoors Parks Beaches

Side Trips

Chir Bay, Parasailing & Paragliding
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum

5
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will thrill your kids. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, maps, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul road trip planning tool .

Traveling by flight from Beirut to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Beirut to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Beirut in October, you will find days in Istanbul are slightly colder (28°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Tours
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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