19 days in Turkey, Doha & Sydney Itinerary

19 days in Turkey, Doha & Sydney Itinerary

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19 days in Turkey, Doha & Sydney Itinerary

Start: Sydney, Australia
Fly:  22​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  4​h
2
Adana, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  7​h 30​min
3
Doha, Qatar
— 3 nights
Fly:  17​h
4
Sydney, Australia
— 7 nights
End: Sydney, Australia

4
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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Ulu Cami and Gulhane Park. You'll visit kid-friendly attractions like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Go for a jaunt from Istanbul to Bursa to see Green Tomb about 1h 40 min away. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, admire the striking features of Yeni Camii, and soar above the sights with a balloon tour.

To find maps, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul online tour planner .

Sydney, Australia to Istanbul is an approximately 22.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of bus and flight. The time zone changes from Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) to Eastern European Time, which is usually a -7 hour difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Sydney in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Adana.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Outdoors

Side Trip

Bursa
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Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

1
night
Adana, Turkey

Adana ©
Adana is a major city in southern Turkey. Kick off your visit on the 15th (Sun): kick back and relax at Yumurtalik Beach, examine the collection at Adana Muze Kompleksi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Adana Merkez Camii, and finally take in the views from Tas Kopru.

For reviews, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Adana tour planner.

Explore your travel options from Istanbul to Adana with the Route module. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Adana to be about the same, around 24°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 38°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Doha.

Things to do in Adana

Beaches Outdoors Parks
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Adana Merkez Camii ©
Adana Merkez Camii
Tas Kopru ©
Tas Kopru

3
nights
Doha, Qatar

Doha ©
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 Dukhan Beach and Sealine Beach. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Aspire Park and Sheikh Faisal Bin Qassim Al Thani Museum. Go for a jaunt from Doha to Al-Rayyan to see Film City about 1h 30 min away. And it doesn't end there: let the kids burn off some steam at MIA Park, make a trip to The Corniche, take in the spiritual surroundings of State Grand Mosque, and examine the collection at Msheireb Enrichment Centre.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, read our Doha trip planner.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Adana to Doha. Traveling from Adana in September, expect Doha to be a bit warmer, temps between 47°C and 32°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Sydney.

Things to do in Doha

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Sealine Beach, Film City, Dukhan Beach
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Aspire Park ©
Aspire Park
Dukhan Beach ©
Dukhan Beach
Sealine Beach ©
Sealine Beach

7
nights
Sydney, Australia

Sydney ©
Lent iconic status as a result of its famous bridge and opera house, Sydney has a down-to-earth charm that enhances its spectacular setting and functional efficiency.
Attractions like Balmoral Beach, Mosman and Room Escape Games make great kid-friendly stops. Discover out-of-the-way places like Blue Mountains and Govetts Leap. Explore Sydney's surroundings by going to Katoomba (The Three Sisters, The Giant Stairway, & more), Leura (Everglades Historic House and Gardens & Leura Cascades) and Newcastle (Baptist Tabernacle & Newcastle Memorial Walk). There's much more to do: hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour, appreciate the extensive heritage of Cremorne Point to Mosman Bay Walk, admire the natural beauty at Chinese Garden of Friendship, and make a trip to Sydney Opera House.

For ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Sydney online travel route planner .

Traveling by flight from Doha to Sydney takes 17 hours. The time zone changes from Arabia Standard Time (AST) to Australian Eastern Standard Time (New South Wales) (AEST), which is usually a 7 hour difference. Prepare for much colder weather when traveling from Doha in September: high temperatures in Sydney hover around 25°C and lows are around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 27th (Fri) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Sydney

Parks Outdoors Trails

Side Trips

Katoomba, Newcastle, Leura, Govetts Leap, Balmoral Beach, Mosman
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Blue Mountains ©
Blue Mountains
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium ©
Sea Life Sydney Aquarium
Bondi Beach ©
Bondi Beach

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