15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
8
Paris, France
— 2 nights

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Thu): see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and then don't miss a visit to St Mark's Campanile. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Fri): steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Venice holiday maker tool.

New York City, USA to Venice is an approximately 12-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a 6 hour difference. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 8 — 10:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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 11th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, take in nature's colorful creations at The Boboli Gardens, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thenexplore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally steep yourself in history at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see photos, traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, you can read our Florence online trip itinerary planner.

Drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daytime highs in Florence are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Sun) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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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 13th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, thenmake a trip to Piazza Navona, thenmake a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, thenponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Chiesa di Sant'Ignazio di Loyola.

To see maps, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Rome attractions app.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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night
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 15th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, thenadmire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cinili Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: take an in-depth tour of Rumeli Fortress, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower.

For ratings, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul visit planning site.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Istanbul takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Rome to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Rome in April, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around °F, while days are little chillier, around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:
Highlights from your plan
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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night
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 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, thenexamine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thencontemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning website.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) to allow time to drive to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 17:
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
On the 18th (Sat), explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 19th (Sun): explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, thensee the interesting displays at Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

To see photos and tourist information, refer to the Vienna travel route planner.

Traveling by car from Budapest to Vienna takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or take a train. April in Vienna sees daily highs of °F and lows of °F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Museums Historic Sites
Find places to stay Apr 17 — 19:
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

1
night
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.
On the 20th (Mon), step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, thenget to know the fascinating history of Staromestske namesti, and finally steep yourself in history at Powder Tower.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, you can read our Prague trip itinerary planning website.

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In April in Prague, expect temperatures between °F during the day and °F at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 19 — 20:
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thensteep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, thensteep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and finally contemplate the long history of The Paris Catacombs. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris day trip planner.

You can fly from Prague to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In April, plan for daily highs up to °F, and evening lows to °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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