8 days in Kuwait, Baku & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Kuwait, Baku & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Kuwait, Baku & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  2​h
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Baku, Azerbaijan
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 45​min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
End: Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

1
night
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.
On the 14th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Spoons Complex, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Grand Mosque, then admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, and finally immerse yourself in nature at Al Shaheed Park. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Souk Al-Mubarakiya, then buy something for everyone on your list at Alhamra tower and mall, and then explore the world behind art at Mirror House.

For ratings, reviews, where to stay, and tourist information, read Kuwait City trip maker website .

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to Kuwait City is an approximately 2-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Riyadh in August, expect nights in Kuwait City to be about the same, around 36°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 54°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) early enough to travel to Baku.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Shopping Museums Nature
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Souk Al-Mubarakiya ©
Souk Al-Mubarakiya
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

2
nights
Baku, Azerbaijan

Baku ©
The capital of Azerbaijan and the Caucasus' largest city, Baku brings the old and the new, the East and the West colliding together in a particularly diverse and changing city.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Fri): see the interesting displays at Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center, then don't miss a visit to Baku Boulevard, and then steep yourself in history at Baku Old City. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Fountain Square, see the interesting displays at Gobustan Rock Art Cultural Landscape, then take in panoramic vistas at Flame Towers, and finally take in panoramic vistas at Maiden Tower.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Baku trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Kuwait City to Baku in 3.5 hours. Another option is to drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Kuwait City to Baku is 1 hour. When traveling from Kuwait City in August, plan for cooler days and slightly colder nights in Baku: temperatures range from 38°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Baku

Museums Historic Sites
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Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center ©
Heydar Aliyev Cultural Center
Baku Old City ©
Baku Old City
Baku Boulevard ©
Baku Boulevard

4
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), take a stroll through Sultanahmet District, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern.

To find ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning site .

Getting from Baku to Istanbul by flight takes about 7 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Baku to Istanbul, you'll gain 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Expect little chillier weather when traveling from Baku in August: highs in Istanbul hover around 34°C, while lows dip to 25°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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