15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia
Fly:  9​h
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
train:  1​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h 45​min
End: Jeddah, Saudi Arabia

1
day
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 24th (Wed): delve into the distant past at Foro di Augusto.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planner .

Jeddah, Saudi Arabia to Rome is an approximately 9-hour flight. You can also drive; or do a combination of ferry and car. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Jeddah to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Jeddah in October, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 26°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

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

2
days
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 26th (Fri), take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and tourist information, go to the Florence tour itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In October in Florence, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 14°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Venice.

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#Museums, #Historic Sites
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Uffizi Galleries ©
Uffizi Galleries
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

1
day
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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Sun): take in panoramic vistas at St Mark's Campanile, admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find more things to do, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Venice travel route planning tool .

You can take a train from Florence to Venice in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Florence in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace

2
days
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 29th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell.

For other places to visit, ratings, and more tourist information, read Barcelona trip itinerary planner .

Fly from Venice to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Venice in October; daily highs in Barcelona reach 26°C and lows reach 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Tue) early enough to travel to Paris.

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#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Park Guell ©
Park Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
days
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Wed): explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, and then steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower.

To find reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris day trip planning website .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Prepare for little chillier weather when traveling from Barcelona in October: high temperatures in Paris hover around 19°C and lows are around 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Thu) early enough to catch the train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

1
day
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
On the 2nd (Fri), stroll through Vondelpark, admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, then choose your vessel at Flying Dutch Boats, and finally get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House.

To find ratings, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, read Amsterdam itinerary app .

You can take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In November, daytime highs in Amsterdam are 12°C, while nighttime lows are 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

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Flying Dutch Boats ©
Flying Dutch Boats
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

2
days
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.
Start off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then get to know the fascinating history of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. On the 4th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: steep yourself in history at Vyšehrad National Cultural Monument, get to know the fascinating history of The Vrtba Garden, then make a trip to Old Town Square, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Spanish Synagogue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague.

To see other places to visit, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague online tour builder .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. When traveling from Amsterdam in November, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Prague: temperatures range from 9°C by day to 2°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Prague

#Historic Sites, #Museums, #Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
days
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 historic sites, museums, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planner .

Fly from Prague to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Prague to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Prague in November, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 17°C, while nights are much warmer with lows around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 7th (Wed) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

#Museums, #Historic Sites, #Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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