4 days in Paris & Istanbul Itinerary

4 days in Paris & Istanbul Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly

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night
Paris, France

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.
On the 28th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally walk around Luxembourg Gardens. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Sainte-Chapelle, then examine the collection at Musee Rodin, and then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay.

To see ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, refer to the Paris online sightseeing planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Paris-Orly Airport, Charles de Gaulle International Airport and Paris Beauvais Tillé Airport. In October, daytime highs in Paris are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 29th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Highlights from your trip
Arc de Triomphe ©
Must see
Arc de Triomphe
4.6
Musee d'Orsay ©
Must see
Musee d'Orsay
4.7
Eiffel Tower ©
Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5

2
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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.
Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Serefiye Sarnici.

For maps, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, read Istanbul online road trip planner.

Fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Traveling from Paris to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Paris in October, you will find days in Istanbul are somewhat warmer (28°C), and nights are much hotter (26°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Highlights from your trip
Hagia Sophia ©
Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3
Topkapi Palace ©
History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4

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