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

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 sightseeing, historic sites, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, soak in style at Turkish baths, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

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Dublin, Ireland to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry, train, bus, and taxi. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is 3 hours. Traveling from Dublin in December, Istanbul is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Thu) to allow enough time to fly to Montpellier.
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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), Avignon (Musee Calvet, Pont d'Avignon, &more) and Promenade a Cheval La Marisma (in Saintes-Maries-de-la-Mer). 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 fly back home.
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