60 days in Istanbul, Isfahan & Venice Itinerary

60 days in Istanbul, Isfahan & Venice Itinerary

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60 days in Istanbul, Isfahan & Venice Itinerary

Start: Dublin, Ireland
Fly:  5 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 21 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
2
Isfahan, Iran
— 20 nights
Fly:  8 h 30 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 18 nights
Fly:  6 h
End: Dublin, Ireland

21
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and take a stroll through Sultanahmet District.

To see reviews, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner .

Dublin, Ireland to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time to Eastern European Time is 3 hours. Plan for a bit warmer temperatures traveling from Dublin in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to Isfahan.

Things to do in Istanbul

Parks Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

20
nights
Isfahan, Iran

Isfahan ©
A cultural hub in the center of the country, Esfahan boasts a proud heritage of art, architecture, and craftsmanship.
Isfahan is known for historic sites, museums, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: steep yourself in history at Naqsh-e Jahan Square, take in the views from SioSe Pol Bridge, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sheikh Lotfollah Mosque, and see the interesting displays at Vank Cathedral.

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and tourist information, use the Isfahan trip itinerary planning tool .

Fly from Istanbul to Isfahan in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus; or take a train. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in July: highs in Isfahan hover around 44°C, while lows dip to 22°C. You'll set off for Venice on the 25th (Sat).

Things to do in Isfahan

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Isfahan Music Museum ©
Isfahan Music Museum
Naqsh-e Jahan Square ©
Naqsh-e Jahan Square
Chehel Sotoun ©
Chehel Sotoun

18
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.
Venture out of the city with trips to Fondazione Bisazza (in Montecchio Maggiore), Padua (Chiesa di Santa Lucia, Scrovegni Chapel, & more) and Verona (Liston, Arena di Verona, & more). There's much more to do: explore the activities along Canal Grande, don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and hit the best photo ops around with an inspiring photography tour.

For photos, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice journey planner .

Fly from Isfahan to Venice in 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight, shuttle, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Isfahan to Venice. When traveling from Isfahan in July, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice: temperatures range from 36°C by day to 22°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trips

Verona, Padua, Fondazione Bisazza
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Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

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