11 days in France & Turkey Itinerary

11 days in France & Turkey Itinerary

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Paris, France
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Nice, France
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Paris, France

— 2 nights

City of Light

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.
Paris is known for museums, historic sites, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and take a stroll through Le Marais.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip planner.

Seattle, USA to Paris is an approximately 14-hour flight. You'll lose 9 hours traveling from Seattle to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daytime highs in Paris are 60°F, while nighttime lows are 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sat) so you can travel to Nice.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 2 — 4:

Nice, France

— 3 nights

Nissa la Bella (Nice the Beautiful)

Well-known for the beautiful views of its famous Promenade des Anglais waterfront, Nice is an ethnically-diverse coastal port city on the French Riviera and the fifth most populated city in France.
Nice is known for museums, historic sites, and parks. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: stop by Vieille Ville, hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedrale Saint-Nicolas a Nice, and don't miss a visit to Place Massena.

For where to stay, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Nice online day trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Nice in 4 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Paris in April since evenings lows in Nice dip to 52°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Nice

Museums · Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 4 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: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see other places to visit, reviews, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul road trip app.

You can fly from Nice to Istanbul in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Nice to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Nice in April, expect little chillier with lows of 46°F in Istanbul. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Neighborhoods
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France travel guide

4.3
Architectural Buildings · Art Museums · Landmarks
France has been the world's most popular tourist destination for decades, and geographically, it is one of the most diverse countries in Europe. Its cities are holiday hot spots and contain some of the greatest treasures in Europe, its countryside is prosperous and well tended, and it boasts dozens of major tourist attractions, like Paris, the French Riviera, the Atlantic beaches, the winter sport resorts of the French Alps, as well as the castles of the Loire Valley, Brittany, and Normandy. The country is renowned for its gastronomy, particularly wines and cheeses, as well as its history, culture, and fashion industry.

You'll find that the French people are very polite and may react coldly to you if you forget this. You might be surprised as you're greeted by other customers and the proprieter when you walk into a restaurant or a shop. Be sure to take your sightseeing off the beaten path in France. Besides the famous Eiffel Tower and the chic resorts of the Côte d'Azur (French Riviera) you'll find many places to visit in the form of museums filled with fine art, crafts, and archaeological relics, wonderful medieval villages and castles, diverse national parks, and local shopping direct from artisans themselves.

Whether you're touring the Christmas Markets or going skiing during winter, viewing the springtime influx of color in Provence, sunbathing on the Mediterranean coast in the summer, or watching the fall foliage against the backdrop of the châteaux in the Loire Valley, you're sure to find just the right place to be. Spring is a time when the tourist attractions are just starting to expand their hours, but it may still be cold in the mountainous regions and the north. Summer is the busiest time in France with the longest hours for many museums and attractions, but it's often when you will experience the most crowds. Winter in France is filled with winter carnivals, Christmas Markets, and of course, skiing. Fall is a time to celebrate the release of Beaujolais nouveau wine in November, as well as experience Nuit Blanche, a day in October when major attractions, museums, galleries, parks, and swimming pools remain open all night.

Turkey travel guide

4.4
Architectural Buildings · History Museums · Sacred & Religious Sites
Rich in culture and customs and brimming with hospitality, natural beauty, and historical heritage, Turkey serves as a crossroads between Asia and Europe. The landmass known as Anatolia on which Turkey thrives has been home to numerous civilizations and their faiths and cultures, as attested by the 13 World Heritage Sites and countless religious sites you'll find here. Relive the ancient world through the ruins, customs, and traditions that are among the nation's most precious heritages. Adventure-seekers have plenty do to here, including mountain climbing, scuba diving, rafting, and skiing. A holiday to Turkey is incomplete without a cup of Turkish coffee, the pinnacle of Turkish cuisine inscribed on the Intangible Cultural Heritage List.