7 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

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7 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
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.
Kuwait City is known for shopping, zoos & aquariums, museums, historic sites, and fun & games. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in nature's colorful creations at Al Shaheed Park, shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, admire the masterpieces at Mirror House, and try out the rides at KidZania.

To see photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Kuwait City trip site .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. In August, daily temperatures in Kuwait City can reach 54°C, while at night they dip to 36°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Fun & Games Theme Parks
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Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

4
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and wander the streets of Sultanahmet District.

To find maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip app .

Getting from Kuwait City to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Expect cooler weather when traveling from Kuwait City in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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