8 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

8 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

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8 days in Kuwait City & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
1
Kuwait City, Kuwait
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6​h 30​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

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, childrens museums, museums, historic sites, and theme parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Kuwait Towers, find something for the whole family at KidZania, take in the spiritual surroundings of Grand Mosque, and meet the residents at Kuwait Zoo.

Before you visit Kuwait City, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

If you are flying in from Kuwait, the closest major airport is Kuwait International Airport. In January, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Sun) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Kuwait City

Fun & Games Shopping Theme Parks

Side Trip

Sadu House
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The Scientific Center ©
The Scientific Center
Grand Mosque ©
Grand Mosque
Kuwait Towers ©
Kuwait Towers

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: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and wander the streets of Ortakoy.

For photos, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Kuwait City to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus. While traveling from Kuwait City, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 10°C to lows of 10°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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