12 days in Istanbul & Montpellier Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Montpellier Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
2
Montpellier, France
— 4 nights

5
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

For more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary builder tool.

Dublin, Ireland to Istanbul is an approximately 8.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 3 hours traveling from Dublin to Istanbul. Traveling from Dublin in December, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

4
nights
Montpellier, France

Montpellier ©
"Montpellier is a modern, compact, and fast-growing city about 10 km (6 mi) inland from the Mediterranean coast with an active, youthful vibe.
Explore Montpellier's surroundings by going to Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more), Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). There's still lots to do: walk around Maison de la Nature, see where the action happens at Arenes de Nimes, do a tasting at Domain du Banneret, and make a trip to Chateau de L'Hauture.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Montpellier trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Montpellier takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Montpellier, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in December, plan for somewhat warmer days in Montpellier, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries Parks Wildlife

Side Trips

Avignon, Chateauneuf-du-Pape, Nimes, Caveau Xavier Vignon - Domaine de Beaumalric, Chateau de L'Hauture
Find places to stay Dec 28 — Jan 1:
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Promenade a Cheval La Marisma ©
Promenade a Cheval La Marisma
Palais des Papes ©
Palais des Papes
Maison de la Nature ©
Maison de la Nature

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