16 days in Istanbul & Rome Itinerary

16 days in Istanbul & Rome Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 6 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 9 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey — 6 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 historic sites, sightseeing, and museums. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To find maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Istanbul visit planning app.

Manama, Bahrain to Istanbul is an approximately 8-hour flight. While traveling from Manama, expect cooler days and a bit cooler nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 14°C to lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Fri) so you can fly to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 9 nights

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, and nightlife. Your trip includes some of its best attractions: contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, make a trip to Roman Forum, and delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, you can read our Rome trip app.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in March, expect nights in Rome to be a bit cooler, around 8°C, while days are somewhat warmer, around 19°C. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have the morning to explore before heading back home.
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