12 days in Istanbul & Montpellier Itinerary

12 days in Istanbul & Montpellier Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 5 nights
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Montpellier, France
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 5 nights

Queen of Cities

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: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, 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 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Montpellier.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Tours
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Montpellier, France

— 4 nights
"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 Carrieres des Lumieres (in Les Baux de Provence), Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer) and Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more). There's still lots to do: walk around Maison de la Nature, don't miss a visit to Chateau de L'Hauture, do a tasting at Cave Ourouse, and catch a live event at Arenes de Nimes.

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 15°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Tue) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Montpellier

Wineries · Wildlife · Parks · Historic Sites

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