19 days in Kuwait & Turkey Itinerary

19 days in Kuwait & Turkey Itinerary

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19 days in Kuwait & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h
2
Goreme, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly + bus:  6​h 30​min
3
Oludeniz, Turkey
— 1 day
Drive:  2​h 15​min
4
Marmaris, Turkey
— 1 night
Drive:  3​h
5
Selcuk, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait


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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, historic sites, nature, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the natural beauty at Al Shaheed Park, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, see the interesting displays at Al Qurain Martyrs Museum, and find something for the whole family at KidZania.

For more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, go to the Kuwait City itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. June in Kuwait City sees daily highs of 52°C and lows of 35°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Tue) so you can travel to Goreme.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Fun & Games Theme Parks

Side Trip

Bait Al Outhman Museum
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Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Al Shaheed Park ©
Al Shaheed Park
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque

3
nights
Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Spend the 3rd (Wed) floating through the air with a balloon tour. Spend the 4th (Thu) exploring nature at Goreme National Park. The adventure continues: explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, explore the striking landscape at Peri Bacalari, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Gore Harabeleri, and appreciate the extensive heritage of Güvercinlik Vadisi (Pigeon Valley).

To see reviews and more tourist information, read Goreme trip itinerary tool .

You can fly from Kuwait City to Goreme in 7 hours. Another option is to do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City in July, expect Goreme to be colder, temps between 37°C and 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Oludeniz.

Things to do in Goreme

Parks Nature Historic Sites

Side Trips

Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, Peri Bacalari, Alaturca Taner, Gore Harabeleri
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Balloon Rides
Goreme National Park ©
Goreme National Park
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings ©
Cappadocia Cave Dwellings

1
day
Oludeniz, Turkey

Famous for its big lagoon, Oludeniz acts like a magnet for mass tourism, featuring some of the most photographed beaches on the Mediterranean.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sun): walk around Oludeniz, tour the pleasant surroundings at Oludeniz PlajI, and then glide through the air with a parasailing or paragliding tour.

To find maps, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Oludeniz trip itinerary planner.

You can do a combination of flight and bus from Goreme to Oludeniz in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Goreme in July, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 24°C in Oludeniz. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Marmaris.

Things to do in Oludeniz

Outdoors Parks Adventure

Side Trip

Oludeniz
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Parasailing & Paragliding
Oludeniz PlajI ©
Oludeniz PlajI
Oludeniz ©
Oludeniz

1
night
Marmaris, Turkey

Marmaris ©
One of Turkey's major port towns and tourist resorts, Marmaris sits on the stretch of the Mediterranean coastline popularly known as the "Turkish Riviera." Nestled between verdant mountain ranges and the sea, Marmaris draws sailors and divers from around the globe, its marinas packed with private yachts and tour boats.
On the 8th (Mon), stop by Latina Goldsmiths, enjoy the sand and surf at Icmeler Beach, and then go for a stroll along the water at Marmaris Marina.

For other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Marmaris travel route site .

Drive from Oludeniz to Marmaris in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 38°C in July, and nighttime lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) early enough to go by car to Selcuk.

Things to do in Marmaris

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Icmeler
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Marmaris Marina ©
Marmaris Marina
Icmeler Beach ©
Icmeler Beach
Latina Goldsmiths ©
Latina Goldsmiths

4
nights
Selcuk, Turkey

Selcuk ©
An ideal base camp for exploring the Aegean coastline, Selcuk draws big tourist crowds due to its proximity to the ancient city of Ephesus.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Ancient City of Ephesus, see the interesting displays at Ephesus Museum, make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryemana (The Virgin Mary's House).

To see ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Selcuk sightseeing website .

Drive from Marmaris to Selcuk in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or do a combination of bus and train. In July in Selcuk, expect temperatures between 41°C during the day and 25°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Fri) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Museums Theme Parks
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Bibliotheque de Celsus ©
Bibliotheque de Celsus
Ancient City of Ephesus ©
Ancient City of Ephesus
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu ©
Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu

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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), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see ratings, more things to do, photos, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul holiday website .

Traveling by flight from Selcuk to Istanbul takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. When traveling from Selcuk in July, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Thu) to allow time to 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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