13 days in Doha & Istanbul Itinerary

13 days in Doha & Istanbul Itinerary

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Doha, Qatar
— 2 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 9 nights
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Doha, Qatar

— 2 nights
Doha, Qatar's capital city, draws visitors with its constant development and expansion, making it a destination on the rise.
Bring the kids along to Museum of Islamic Art and Aspire Park. Step out of Doha to go to Mesaieed and see Khor Al Udaid Beach, which is approximately 1h 20 min away. There's lots more to do: explore and take pictures at Souq Waqif, browse the eclectic array of goods at Falcon Souq, make a trip to The Corniche, and enjoy the sand and surf at Simaisma Beach.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Doha trip itinerary builder tool.

If you are flying in from Qatar, the closest major aiport is Hamad International Airport. In July in Doha, expect temperatures between 51°C during the day and 34°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Doha

Shopping · Parks · Beaches · Outdoors

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Istanbul, Turkey

— 9 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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia and Topkapi Palace will thrill your kids. The adventure continues: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip tool.

Traveling by flight from Doha to Istanbul takes 8 hours. When traveling from Doha in July, plan for colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 34°C by day to 23°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Outdoors · Tours · Historic Sites · Transportation
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