12 days in Istanbul & Doha Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Doha Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Doha, Qatar
— 4 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 6 nights

Queen of Cities

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.
Attractions like Hagia Sophia and Suleymaniye Cami make great kid-friendly stops. Next up on the itinerary: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To find other places to visit, ratings, photos, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Doha, Qatar to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 34°C, while nights are slightly colder with lows around 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) to allow time to fly to Doha.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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Doha, Qatar

— 4 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Museum of Islamic Art and City Centre Mall. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Doha: Mesaieed (Sealine Beach & Khor Al Udaid Beach). There's lots more to do: take in the pleasant sights at Souq Waqif, browse the different shops at Villaggio Mall, stroll through Simaisma Beach, and don't miss a visit to The Corniche.

To see maps, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Doha itinerary builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Doha takes 8 hours. When traveling from Istanbul in July, plan for 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) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Doha

Parks · Shopping · Outdoors · Beaches

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