23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
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Paris, France
— 4 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Suleymaniye Cami and Basilica Cistern. Get some historical perspective at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and Rustem Pasha Mosque. There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia, wander the streets of Ortakoy, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Traveling from Cairo to Istanbul, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Cairo in March, expect nights in Istanbul to be slightly colder, around 14°C, while days are much colder, around 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 5th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Mar 2 — 5:
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History Museum
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Religious Site
Suleymaniye Cami
4.9
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Religious Site
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
4.3

3
nights
Venice, Italy

Venice ©

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Tue): see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace. On the 7th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and then make a trip to Piazza San Marco.

For ratings, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in March, with lows around 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 8th (Thu) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Mar 5 — 8:
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Must see
Canal Grande
4.8
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Must see
Doge's Palace
4.7

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Piazza del Duomo and Duomo di Siena will appeal to history buffs. Step off the beaten path and head to Piazza della Signoria and Basilica of Santa Croce. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, contemplate the long history of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto.

For more things to do, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Florence online trip itinerary maker.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In March in Florence, expect temperatures between 17°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sun) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks

Side Trip

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Must see
Piazza del Duomo
4.8
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Must see
Duomo di Siena
4.8
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Must see
Piazza del Campo
4.8

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Roman Forum and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini.

Before you visit Rome, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In March, daytime highs in Rome are 19°C, while nighttime lows are 8°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Wed) to allow time for travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

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Must see
Palatine Hill
4.6
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Must see
Colosseum
4.7
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Must see
Roman Forum
4.7

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 15th (Thu): take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then make a trip to Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: shop like a local with Passeig de Gracia and then admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona road trip planning tool.

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In March in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 9°C at night. On the 16th (Fri), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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Neighborhood
Passeig de Gracia
4.5
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Neighborhood
El Barri Gòtic
4.7

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 17th (Sat), take a stroll through Avenida da Liberdade, take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, read our Lisbon journey planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In March, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

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Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
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World heritage site
Belém Tower
4.2

4
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Saint Germain des Pres Quarter and Le Marais. Louvre Museum and Musee Rodin will appeal to museum buffs. Next up on the itinerary: contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees.

For more things to do, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Paris tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Paris takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. The time zone changes from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 1 hour difference. Traveling from Lisbon in March, things will get a bit cooler in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Thu) so you can take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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Must see
Eiffel Tower
4.5
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Art Museum
Louvre Museum
4.6

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Thu): wander the streets of The Jordaan and then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take an in-depth tour of Verzetsmuseum Amsterdam, explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum, and then wander the streets of Leidseplein.

For traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam visit planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Find places to stay Mar 22 — 24:
Highlights from your trip
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History Museum
Anne Frank House
4.4
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Art Museum
Van Gogh Museum
4.5
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Art Museum
Rijksmuseum
4.6

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