16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
train:  3​h 30​min
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  11​h 30​min
End: Ahmedabad, India

2
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.
On the 16th (Thu), take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

To find traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul sightseeing planner.

Ahmedabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Prepare for cooler weather when traveling from Ahmedabad in April: high temperatures in Istanbul hover around 20°C and lows are around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
On the 18th (Sat), ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. On your second day here, don't miss a visit to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. April in Rome sees daily highs of 24°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then stroll around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and other tourist information, use the Barcelona online route planner .

Getting from Rome to Barcelona by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then contemplate the long history of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, and finally observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Padrao dos Descobrimentos, wander the streets of Alfama, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, other places to visit, traveler tips, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon online itinerary planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 24th (Fri): take a stroll through Île de la Cité, don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the 25th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For photos, maps, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Paris itinerary builder .

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Traveling from Lisbon in April, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 18°C and lows about 6°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to take a train to Amsterdam.

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
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: meet the residents at ARTIS, then get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To see ratings, more things to do, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Amsterdam trip maker site .

Traveling by train from Paris to Amsterdam takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In April in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 5°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Mon) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

3
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.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 29th (Wed): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

For ratings, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Prague trip tool .

You can fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 17°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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