13 days in Paris, Istanbul & Santorini Itinerary

13 days in Paris, Istanbul & Santorini Itinerary

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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
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Fira, Greece
— 3 nights

4
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.
When in Paris, make a side trip to see Palace of Versailles in Versailles, approximately Versailles away. There's still lots to do: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, appreciate the extensive heritage of Champs-Elysees, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip website.

New Delhi, India to Paris is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. When traveling from New Delhi in August, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Paris: temperatures range from 29°C by day to 16°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 26th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

Side Trip

Palace of Versailles
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Palace of Versailles ©
Palace of Versailles
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.
Istanbul is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To see where to stay, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Istanbul sightseeing planning app.

Fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in August: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 34°C and lows are around 25°C. On the 30th (Tue), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Fira.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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Fira, Greece

Fira ©
Fira, the busy capital of Santorini, sits on the very edge of a volcanic caldera.
Fira is known for wineries, nightlife, and museums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the ancient world of Akrotiri, gain insight with Captain George Santorini Yachting, steep yourself in history at Ancient Thera, and tour the pleasant surroundings at Red Beach.

To see ratings, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Fira trip planning app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Fira in 6.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of bus and ferry. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Fira due to the time zone difference. August in Fira sees daily highs of 36°C and lows of 28°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Fira

Outdoors · Parks · Historic Sites

Side Trips

Megalochori, Akrotiri, Oia, Ekklisia Theoskepasti hiking trail, Ancient Thera
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Captain George Santorini Yachting ©
Captain George Santorini Yachting
Akrotiri ©
Akrotiri
Amoudi Bay ©
Amoudi Bay

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