12 days in Istanbul & Doha Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Doha Itinerary

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12 days in Istanbul & Doha Itinerary

Start: Doha, Qatar
Fly:  8​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
Fly:  8​h
2
Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights
End: Doha, Qatar

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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will thrill your kids. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, wander the streets of Ortakoy, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Historic Sites, #Tours, #Museums
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

4
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Attractions like Khor Al Udeid and City Centre Mall make great kid-friendly stops. Take a break from Doha with a short trip to Sealine Beach in Mesaieed, about 1 hour away. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Museum of Islamic Art, tour the pleasant surroundings at Aspire Park, try to win big at Al Shahaniya Racetrack, and make a trip to The Pearl-Qatar.

For ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Doha trip itinerary planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Doha by flight takes about 8 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for much warmer days in Doha, with highs around 51°C, while nights are somewhat warmer with lows around 34°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

#Parks, #Shopping, #Outdoors

Side Trip

Sealine Beach
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Khor Al Udeid Beach ©
Khor Al Udeid Beach
Simaisma Beach ©
Simaisma Beach
Sealine Beach ©
Sealine Beach

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