6 days in Saudi Arabia & Turkey Itinerary

6 days in Saudi Arabia & Turkey Itinerary

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Riyadh, Saudi Arabia
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights


Riyadh, Saudi Arabia

As the nation's capital, Riyadh represents a hub of commerce, culture, and transport.
On the 26th (Wed), examine the collection at National Museum and then stroll around King Abdullah Park.

For where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Riyadh online travel planner.

If you are flying in from Saudi Arabia, the closest major aiport is King Khaled International Airport. In May, plan for daily highs up to 45°C, and evening lows to 33°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Riyadh

Parks · Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 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.
Bring the kids along to Hagia Sophia and Sultan Ahmed Mosque. And it doesn't end there: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul visit planner.

You can fly from Riyadh to Istanbul in 8 hours. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Riyadh in May: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 25°C and lows are around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks
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Saudi Arabia travel guide

With coastlines on two seas, Saudi Arabia boasts some of the world's top scuba diving locations. At the same time, it has tourist attractions of such cultural heft as Mecca and Medina, the most sacred destinations for Muslim travelers and pilgrims. When it comes to relaxation and recreation, a trip to Saudi Arabia opens a world of possibilities for outdoor adventures, which include desert excursions by horse or camel, mountain climbing, cycling, and camping under the starry sky. Think about beginning or ending your tour of Saudi Arabia in Jeddah, a cosmopolitan center of commerce, shopping, and dining situated on the Red Sea coastline.

Turkey travel guide

Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.