7 days in London, Madrid & Istanbul Itinerary

7 days in London, Madrid & Istanbul Itinerary

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7 days in London, Madrid & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  8​h 45​min
1
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Madrid, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  8​h 15​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

2
nights
London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
On the 6th (Thu), don't miss a visit to Big Ben and then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye. On the next day, take in the views from Tower Bridge, contemplate the long history of Tower of London, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

For other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the London trip itinerary maker app .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to London is an approximately 9-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to London is minus 3 hours. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Kuwait City in December: high temperatures in London hover around 11°C and lows are around 4°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Madrid.

Things to do in London

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Coca-Cola London Eye ©
Coca-Cola London Eye
National Gallery ©
National Gallery
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge

1
night
Madrid, Spain

Madrid ©
Madrid is known for its cultural and artistic heritage, lively nightlife, and a dynamic culinary scene.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Sun): explore the activities along Retiro Park (Parque del Retiro), see the interesting displays at Prado National Museum, then admire the local landmark of Plaza de Cibeles, and finally don't miss a visit to Puerta del Sol. On the 10th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Plaza Mayor, see the interesting displays at Thyssen-Bornemisza Museum (Museo Thyssen-Bornemisza), and then browse the exhibits of Royal Palace of Madrid.

For other places to visit, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Madrid route planner.

Fly from London to Madrid in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. In December, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Madrid

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Prado National Museum ©
Prado National Museum
Parque del Retiro ©
Parque del Retiro
Royal Palace of Madrid ©
Royal Palace of Madrid

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, and finally get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For other places to visit and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip maker .

Getting from Madrid to Istanbul by flight takes about 8.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time to Eastern European Time is 2 hours. When traveling from Madrid in December, plan for slightly colder days and a bit warmer nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 7°C by day to 7°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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