9 days in Paris, Italy & Istanbul Itinerary

9 days in Paris, Italy & Istanbul Itinerary

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9 days in Paris, Italy & Istanbul Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7 h
End: New Delhi, India

2
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.
Do your shopping at La Fromagerie de Grenelle and Fromagerie Laurent Dubois. There's lots more to do: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the striking features of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, and contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe.

To find ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and 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. July in Paris sees daily highs of 29°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Venice.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
La Fromagerie ©
La Fromagerie
Fromagerie Laurent Dubois ©
Fromagerie Laurent Dubois

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
Shop till you drop at I Tre Mercanti and San Marco 801. And it doesn't end there: explore the activities along Grand Canal, stop by Artigianato d'Arte di Vianello Mauro, contemplate the long history of Bridge of Sighs, and admire the striking features of St Mark's Campanile.

To find more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read our Venice travel guide.

Fly from Paris to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in July, expect Venice to be a bit warmer, temps between 33°C and 23°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 19th (Tue) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): stop by Jennifer's Hamam, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then stop by Tuncer Gift Shop, then look for gifts at Motif Collection, and finally admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Thu): stop by Otantik Gift, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then look for gifts at Ark Of Crafts, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel guide.

You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Venice to Istanbul in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Venice to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 35°C in July, and nighttime lows around 25°C.

Things to do in Istanbul

Shopping Museums Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Otantik Gift ©
Otantik Gift

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