16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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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, The Netherlands
— 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.
Kick off your visit on the 16th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , contemplate the long history of Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Beylerbeyi Sarayı (TBMM-Milli Saraylar).

To find where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul tour site.

Ahmedabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference when traveling from Ahmedabad to Istanbul is minus 2.5 hours. Expect much colder temperatures when traveling from Ahmedabad in April; daily highs in Istanbul reach 20°C and lows reach 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace

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), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For other places to visit, where to stay, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip maker site.

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Rome is minus 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 24°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 20th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 21st (Tue), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, reviews, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona attractions planner.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows 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 Parks
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Wed): don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and finally get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium. Here are some ideas for day two: appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, then wander the streets of Alfama, and then contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, read Lisbon trip planning app.

Getting from Barcelona to Lisbon by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Western European Standard Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Fri): stop by Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the striking features of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight, shuttle, 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. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can 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
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
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 26th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at ARTIS, get engrossed in the history at Anne Frank House, and then steep yourself in history at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, refer to the Amsterdam route maker site.

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 15°C in April, and nighttime lows around 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) to allow enough time 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.
Kick off your visit on the 28th (Tue): see the interesting displays at NaFilM: National film museum, make a trip to Staromestske namesti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see more things to do, other places to visit, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Prague trip planning site.

Fly from Amsterdam to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In April, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 5°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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NaFilM: National film museum ©
NaFilM: National film museum
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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