6 days in Riyadh, Istanbul & Bamako Itinerary

6 days in Riyadh, Istanbul & Bamako Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Bamako, Mali
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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

Riyadh ©
As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Masmak Fortress, examine the collection at National Museum, then visit Underground Gallery, and finally walk around King Abdullah Park.

For more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Riyadh trip builder app.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. September in Riyadh sees daily highs of 45°C and lows of 34°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Museums · Neighborhoods · Historic Sites
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King Abdullah Park ©
King Abdullah Park
Masmak Fortress ©
Masmak Fortress
National Museum ©
National Museum

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see maps, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul sightseeing planning site.

You can fly from Riyadh to Istanbul in 8 hours. When traveling from Riyadh in September, plan for colder days and little chillier nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Bamako.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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Bamako, Mali

Bamako ©
Mali's capital and the fastest-growing city in Africa, Bamako acts as a major port, as well as a cultural and industrial center.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Monument de l"Independance, then browse the exhibits of Musee National de Bamako, and then explore the wealth of natural beauty at Parc national du Mali, Bamako. On the 25th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Bamako, then don't miss a visit to Bamako Grand Mosque, and then try to win big at Casino De L'amitie.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Bamako trip maker site.

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Bamako. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Bamako is minus 3 hours. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Bamako hover around 37°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Bamako

Casinos · Fun & Games · Parks · Nature
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Casino De L'amitie ©
Casino De L'amitie
Musee National de Bamako ©
Musee National de Bamako
Cathedral of Bamako ©
Cathedral of Bamako

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