13 days in Istanbul & Paris Itinerary

13 days in Istanbul & Paris Itinerary

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13 days in Istanbul & Paris Itinerary

Start: Kuwait City, Kuwait
Fly:  6​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  7​h 30​min
2
Paris, France
— 5 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Kuwait City, Kuwait

6
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 enjoy Ortakoy and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). We've included these beaches for you: Dalia Beach and Florya Sahil Parkı. There's much more to do: hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and kick back and relax at Solar Plajı.

For where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip 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 cooler days and little chillier nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 34°C to lows of 25°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors Parks Beaches
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

5
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Kids will enjoy Scuba & Snorkeling and Paris Plage. Venture out of the city with trips to Le Bois des Aigles (in Balines) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, contemplate the waterfront views at Bassin de la Villette, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, and pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe.

To find reviews, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Paris trip itinerary builder tool .

Fly from Istanbul to Paris in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Paris is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in August, expect Paris to be slightly colder, temps between 29°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 1st (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Parks Historic Sites Wildlife

Side Trips

Le Bois des Aigles, Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups
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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Champs-Elysees ©
Champs-Elysees
Le Bois des Aigles ©
Le Bois des Aigles

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