16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14 h 45 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h 15 min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
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.
On the 19th (Sat), take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 20th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Paris trip maker site .

Bengaluru, India to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Bengaluru to Paris is minus 4 hours. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in September: high temperatures in Paris hover around 24°C and lows are around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. On the 22nd (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: make a trip to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online trip itinerary planner .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in September: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 30°C and lows are around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome travel itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in September, expect slightly colder with lows of 18°C in Rome. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, make a trip to Palazzo Vecchio, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip website .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September in Florence, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 17°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Sat) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Sep 24 — 26:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Sun): get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, take in the views from Charles Bridge, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, steep yourself in history at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then get to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally don't miss a visit to Vaclavske namEsti. On the 28th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: wander the streets of Lesser Town, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

To see photos, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Prague trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Florence in September, with highs in Prague at 22°C and lows at 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Parks
Find places to stay Sep 26 — 28:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Budapest ©
You might consider the city of Budapest, divided by the Danube River into two distinctive cities--Buda and Pest--to be essentially one large World Heritage Site.
Start off your visit on the 29th (Tue): admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 30th (Wed): admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To see traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Budapest sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 13°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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