13 days in Paris, Istanbul & Santorini Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Istanbul & Santorini Itinerary

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13 days in Paris, Istanbul & Santorini Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 4 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  6 h 15 min
3
Fira, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  13 h 45 min
End: New Delhi, India

4
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.
Take a break from Paris with a short trip to Palace of Versailles in Versailles, about 44 minutes away. The adventure continues: examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris.

For other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Paris travel guide.

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airports are Paris-Orly Airport and Charles de Gaulle International Airport. August in Paris sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 16°C at night. On the 26th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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.
Istanbul is known for sightseeing, museums, religious sites, historic sites, and nature. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel guide.

You can do a combination of train and flight from Paris to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. In August, Istanbul is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 35°C and lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Tue) to allow time for travel to Fira.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

3
nights
Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Step out of Fira to go to Vlychada and see Santorini Yachting, which is approximately 40 minutes away. The adventure continues: delve into the distant past at Akrotiri, kick back and relax at Red Beach, look for gifts at Oneiro Jewelry, and do a tasting at Boutari, J., & Son Wineries S.A..

To find traveler tips, where to stay, maps, and tourist information, read our Fira travel guide.

Use the Route module to find suitable travel options from Istanbul to Fira. In August, daytime highs in Fira are 35°C, while nighttime lows are 28°C.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors Parks Historic Sites

Side Trips

Megalochori, Oia, Akrotiri, Captain George Santorini Yachting, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail
Highlights from your plan
Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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