39 days in Rome & Istanbul Itinerary

39 days in Rome & Istanbul Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 24 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 14 nights

24
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.
Change things up with these side-trips from Rome: Tivoli (Villa d'Este & Villa Adriana). Next up on the itinerary: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, wander the streets of Trastevere, and admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see other places to visit and more tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary planning site.

Istanbul, Turkey to Rome is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 24°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Tivoli
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

14
nights
Istanbul, Turkey

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 historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, examine the collection at Rahmi M. Koc Museum, take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, and admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary builder.

You can fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect a daytime high around 25°C in May, and nighttime lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours
Highlights from your plan
Food Tours
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Chora Museum ©
Chora Museum

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