11 days in Kuwait & Istanbul Itinerary

11 days in Kuwait & Istanbul Itinerary

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11 days in Kuwait & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 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.
Take a break from Kuwait City with a short trip to Kuwait Red Fort in Jahra, about 34 minutes away. There's lots more to do: admire the majestic nature at Al Shaheed Park, get in on the family fun at KidZania, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, and buy something for everyone on your list at Alhamra tower and mall.

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If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. In January, daily temperatures in Kuwait City can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Fun & Games Theme Parks Shopping

Side Trips

Kuwait Red Fort, Bait Al Outhman Museum
Find places to stay Jan 23 — 26:
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Sirbb Circuit ©
Sirbb Circuit
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

7
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), contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see where to stay, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip itinerary website .

Getting from Kuwait City to Istanbul by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Kuwait City in January, you will find days in Istanbul are little chillier (10°C), and nights are about the same (10°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Jan 26 — Feb 2:
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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