8 days in Izmir Province & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Izmir Province & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Izmir Province & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City
Fly:  7​h
1
Selcuk
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Istanbul
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City

3
nights
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.
Selcuk is known for historic sites, museums, shopping, theme parks, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Ancient City of Ephesus, explore the ancient world of Public Latrine, look for gifts at Moon Light Souvenir Silver Shop, and make a splash at Aqua Fantasy- Aquapark Hotel & SPA.

To find ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Selcuk planner .

Kuwait City, Kuwait to Selcuk is an approximately 7-hour combination of flight and train. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. Traveling from Kuwait City in June, things will get cooler in Selcuk: highs are around 37°C and lows about 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Selcuk

Historic Sites Theme Parks Shopping
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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

4
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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planning website .

Getting from Selcuk to Istanbul by combination of train and flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train, flight, and bus; or drive. While traveling from Selcuk, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 30°C to lows of 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

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

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