30 days in Istanbul & Rome Itinerary

30 days in Istanbul & Rome Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
2
Rome, Italy
— 22 nights

7
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Hagia Sophia Museum and Yeni Camii. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Historic Areas of Istanbul and Istanbul Archaeological Museum. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and explore the world behind art at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul travel planner.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. Expect a daytime high around °C in September, and nighttime lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

22
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Visit Pantheon and Villa Borghese for their historical value. Get out of town with these interesting Rome side-trips: Cascata delle Marmore (in Marmore), Castello Orsini-Odescalchi (in Bracciano) and Rieti (Porta Conca & Rieti's Underground). There's lots more to do: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale Romano - Palazzo Massimo alle Terme, delve into the distant past at Terme di Caracalla, contemplate the long history of Pozzo di San Patrizio, and make a trip to Basilica di Santa Maria di Collemaggio e Porta Santa.

To see maps, other places to visit, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, expect nights in Rome to be slightly colder, around °C, while days are somewhat warmer, around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Parks Museums

Side Trips

Vatican City, Orvieto, Capalbio, Spoleto, L'Aquila
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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