8 days in Istanbul & Dammam Itinerary

8 days in Istanbul & Dammam Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Dammam, Saudi Arabia
— 2 nights

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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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, contemplate the waterfront views at Bosphorus Strait, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, and browse the exhibits of Galata Tower.

To find traveler tips, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul attractions tool.

Dammam, Saudi Arabia to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also fly. Traveling from Dammam in May, things will get cooler in Istanbul: highs are around 25°C and lows about 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Dammam.

Things to do in Istanbul

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Dammam, Saudi Arabia

— 2 nights
Plan a holiday to Dammam for breathtaking views of pristine scenery in a city that bursts with picture-perfect parks boasting patches of lush lawn and vibrant floral displays.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): get curious at Scitech, then explore the engaging exhibits at Ithra, and then see some colorful creatures with a scuba or snorkeling tour. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of King Abdulaziz Center for World Culture, then take a leisurely stroll along Corniche, then look for gifts at Desert Designs, and finally steep yourself in history at Tarout Castle.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Dammam trip itinerary planning tool.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Dammam. Expect warmer temperatures when traveling from Istanbul in May; daily highs in Dammam reach 47°C and lows reach 30°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dammam

Museums · Childrens Museums · Wildlife · Outdoors

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