12 days in France, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

12 days in France, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

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12 days in France, Italy & Turkey Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  19​h 15​min
1
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India

3
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
A beautiful and romantic city fit for any itinerary, Paris brims with historic associations and remains vastly influential in the realms of culture, art, fashion, food and design.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: discover the magic at Disneyland Paris and then get your game on at Flight in Paris.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip maker .

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 19.5-hour combination of train and flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 4 hours. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Paris to be much colder, temps between 13°C and 3°C. On the 17th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Paris

Theme Parks Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Disneyland Paris
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Île de la Cité ©
Île de la Cité
Disneyland Paris ©
Disneyland Paris

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 18th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On the 19th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally steep yourself in history at Roman Forum.

To find traveler tips, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Rome road trip planning website .

Fly from Paris to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In March, Rome is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Childrens Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

2
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Fri): admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco.

For traveler tips, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Venice journey app .

Getting from Rome to Venice by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or drive. In March in Venice, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Nature Parks
Highlights from your plan
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

3
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.
Family-friendly places like Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Suleymaniye Cami will thrill your kids. There's much more to do: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani), and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning site .

Getting from Venice to Istanbul by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Venice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for somewhat warmer nights when traveling from Venice in March since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Basilica Cistern ©
Basilica Cistern

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