11 days in Istanbul & Lebanon Itinerary

11 days in Istanbul & Lebanon Itinerary

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11 days in Istanbul & Lebanon Itinerary

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

6
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: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take a stroll through Ortakoy, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find more things to do, photos, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Istanbul road trip site .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Istanbul is an approximately 6.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect much colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 7°C to lows of 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Beirut.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

4
nights
Beirut, Lebanon

Beirut ©
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to St. Stephan's Cathedral (in Batroun) and Byblos (Monastery of St. Maron Annaya, Saint Charbel Tomb, & more). And it doesn't end there: see the interesting displays at Mim Museum - Mineral Museum, get the lay of the land with Walking tours, take in the dramatic natural features at Jeita Grotto, and explore the historical opulence of Chateau Montagne.

For more things to do, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Beirut tour itinerary app .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Beirut takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Beirut. While traveling from Istanbul, expect somewhat warmer days and about the same nights in Beirut, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Beirut

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Byblos, St. Stephan's Cathedral, Jeita Grotto
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Mim Museum - Mineral Museum ©
Mim Museum - Mineral Museum
Jeita Grotto ©
Jeita Grotto
Saint Charbel Tomb ©
Saint Charbel Tomb

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