30 days in London, Paris & Istanbul Itinerary

30 days in London, Paris & Istanbul Itinerary

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London, United Kingdom
— 12 nights
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Paris, France
— 9 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 8 nights
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London, United Kingdom

— 12 nights

The Square Mile

Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Visiting Abbotts View AlpacasAbbotts View Farm and East Sussex Falconry will get you outdoors. Do some cultural sightseeing at Natural History Museum and Tower of London. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around London: Leighton Buzzard Brewing Co. (in Leighton Buzzard), Rebellion Beer Co. Ltd. (in Marlow) and Windsor & Eton Brewery (in Windsor). There's lots more to do: sample the fine beverages at Cotswolds Distillery, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, contemplate the long history of Buckingham Palace, and tee off at The Epping Golf Course.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, maps, and more tourist information, go to the London travel itinerary planner.

Riyadh, Saudi Arabia to London is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of car and train; or do a combination of car and ferry. Traveling from Riyadh to London, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Riyadh in December, expect London to be little chillier, temps between 11°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Parks · Breweries & Distilleries · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Paris, France

— 9 nights

City of Light

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.
Louvre Museum and Musee d'Orsay are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Step out of the city life by going to Île de la Cité and Evasion Canine. Explore Paris' surroundings by going to Fontainebleau Golf Club (in Fontainebleau), Foret De Barbizon (in Barbizon) and Arboretum de la Vallee-aux-Loups (in Chatenay-Malabry). And it doesn't end there: take a stroll through Le Marais, appreciate the extensive heritage of Montmartre, stop by Latin Quarter, and shop like a local with Saint Germain des Pres Quarter.

To see photos, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris planning website.

You can take a train from London to Paris in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In December, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 9°C, while at night they dip to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time for the flight to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Museums

Side Trips

Istanbul, Turkey

— 8 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.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Ortakoy and Galata Tower. Escape the urban bustle at Bosphorus Strait and Su Dusen Selalesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Delmece Yaylasi (in Cinarcik) and Ataturk Kosku (in Termal). There's lots more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and indulge in some personalized pampering at Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Istanbul takes 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Paris in December, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Fri) early enough to fly back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks

Side Trips