23 days in Istanbul, Venice & Florence Itinerary

23 days in Istanbul, Venice & Florence Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 7 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 7 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 7 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night

7
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.
Visit Hagia Sophia Museum and Basilica Cistern for their historical value. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Historic Areas of Istanbul and Pierre Loti Tepesi. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Istanbul: Aya Yorgi Church (in Buyukada) and Green Tomb (in Bursa). And it doesn't end there: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, and see the interesting displays at Ural Ataman Classic Car Museum.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planning site.

If you are flying in from United States, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport, Atatürk International Airport and Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In October, plan for daily highs up to 76°F, and evening lows to 73°F. On the 5th (Tue), you're off to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Aya Yorgi Church, Green Tomb
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Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum

7
nights
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.
Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore will appeal to history buffs. Get some cultural insight at Doge's Palace and Scuola Grande di San Rocco. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Venice: Verona (Arena di Verona, Piazzale Castel San Pietro, &more), Pomposa Abbey (in Codigoro) and Castello del Catajo (in Battaglia Terme). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari, admire the striking features of Venetian Arsenal, get a new perspective on nature at Natural History Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Military Memorial Redipuglia.

For maps, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice travel route planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, expect slightly colder with lows of 43°F in Venice. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Tue) to allow time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature

Side Trips

Verona, Brescia, Castello Estense, Military Memorial Redipuglia, Pomposa Abbey
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San Giorgio Maggiore ©
San Giorgio Maggiore
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari ©
Basilica di Santa Maria Gloriosa dei Frari

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nights
Florence, Italy

Florence
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Museo Ferrari will appeal to museum buffs. Discover out-of-the-way places like Pitti Palace and Duomo di Pisa. Explore the numerous day-trip ideas around Florence: Duomo di Modena (in Modena), Rocchetta Mattei (in Grizzana Morandi) and Basilica San Vitale (in Ravenna). There's still lots to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, contemplate the long history of Loggia dei Lanzi, tour or see a show at Palazzo Strozzi, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica - Santuario di Santo Stefano.

To see photos, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 61°F, while at night they dip to 46°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trips

Pisa, Bologna, San Gimignano 1300, Duomo di Modena, Rocchetta Mattei
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Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Basilica San Miniato al Monte
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Basilica San Vitale ©
Basilica San Vitale

1
night
Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum and then admire the striking features of Eyüp Sultan Mosque.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online trip itinerary builder.

You can fly from Florence to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Florence to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Florence in November, with lows around 58°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 20th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rahmi M. Koc Museum ©
Rahmi M. Koc Museum
Eyüp Sultan Mosque ©
Eyüp Sultan Mosque

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