5 days in Turkey Itinerary

5 days in Turkey Itinerary

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5 days in Turkey Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Selcuk
— 1 night
Fly:  6​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
Istanbul

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: browse the exhibits of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul itinerary maker tool .

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 colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Selcuk.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

1
night
Selcuk

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.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Sun): explore the ancient world of Celsus Kutuphanesi, then delve into the distant past at Efes Antik Kenti Tiyatrosu, then contemplate the long history of Ancient City of Ephesus, and finally explore the ancient world of The Terrace Houses.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, read Selcuk trip itinerary builder tool .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Istanbul to Selcuk takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle, flight, and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul in December, you will find days in Selcuk are somewhat warmer (15°C), and nights are little chillier (3°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites
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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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