27 days in Munich & Istanbul Itinerary

27 days in Munich & Istanbul Itinerary

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27 days in Munich & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  9​h 45​min
1
Munich, Germany
— 12 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 13 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

12
nights
Munich, Germany

Munich ©
Often described as the city of laptops and lederhosen, Munich is an international center of business, engineering, research, and medicine that still maintains a rich cultural heritage and age-old traditions.
For shopping fun, head to Viktualienmarkt or Ingo Maurer Showroom. Family-friendly places like Partnachklamm and Donaudurchbruch will thrill your kids. Step out of Munich with an excursion to Wildpark Poing in Poing--about 36 minutes away. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the waterfront views at English Garden, engage your brain at Deutsches Museum, admire the masterpieces at New Pinakothek, and see the interesting displays at BMW Welt.

For photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Munich road trip planning tool .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Munich is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Munich is minus 2 hours. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kuwait City in August; daily highs in Munich reach 28°C and lows reach 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Munich

Parks Museums Shopping

Side Trips

Partnachklamm, Roberto Beach, Donaudurchbruch, Wildpark Poing
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Marienplatz ©
Marienplatz
English Garden ©
English Garden
Deutsches Museum ©
Deutsches Museum

13
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.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Kapali Carsi and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Head to Mısır Çarşısı and Galeria Rugsfor plenty of shopping. Spend the 30th (Thu) floating through the air with a balloon tour. There's still lots to do: take a peaceful walk through Selale Parkuru, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and identify plant and animal life at Polonezkoy Tabiat Parki.

To find more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Istanbul day trip planning site .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Munich to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus, flight, and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Munich to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Munich in August, with highs in Istanbul at 34°C and lows at 25°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Parks Tours
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Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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