12 days in Italy, Paris & Turkey Itinerary

12 days in Italy, Paris & Turkey Itinerary

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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 1 day
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights


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Milan, Italy

Milan ©
In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Duomo di Milano and Castello Sforzesco. Escape the urban bustle at I Falconieri del Feudo and Riva Bianca Beach. Take a break from Milan with a short trip to Sentiero 6 - Valbasca in Como, about 56 minutes away. There's still lots to do: make a trip to Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Il Cenacolo, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary planning site.

Islamabad, Pakistan to Milan is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone difference when traveling from Islamabad to Milan is minus 4 hours. While traveling from Islamabad, expect much colder days and a bit cooler nights in Milan, ranging from highs of 21°C to lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Venice.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Parks · Outdoors

Side Trips

Como, Riva Bianca Beach
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Duomo di Milano ©
Duomo di Milano
Castello Sforzesco ©
Castello Sforzesco
Monumental Cemetery ©
Monumental Cemetery

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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.
On the 4th (Fri), take a stroll through Campo del Ghetto, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco.

To find reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Venice sightseeing planner.

Drive from Milan to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. October in Venice sees daily highs of 22°C and lows of 12°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 5th (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then take in the exciting artwork at M.G. Design, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore.

To see more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sat) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites · Shopping
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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Sun): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then view the masterpieces at ALEFBET, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For reviews, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner.

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October in Rome, expect temperatures between 26°C during the day and 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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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.
On the 8th (Tue), pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then wander the streets of Ile Saint-Louis, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: shop like a local with Champs-Elysees and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, photos, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In October, Paris is little chillier than Rome - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Wed) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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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 10th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, then contemplate the long history of Basilica Cistern, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Sultanahmet District.

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Getting from Paris to Istanbul by flight takes about 7.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul 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 warmer (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 11th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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