16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe trip planner

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
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Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
Taxi to Salerno, Train to Florence
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Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 night

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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To see traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul day trip site.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 1 hour difference. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 26°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to fly to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 27 — 28:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then stroll the grounds of Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To see maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Rome vacation maker tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and slightly colder nights in Rome: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Sep 28 — 30:

Ravello, Italy

— 3 nights
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Relax by the water at Fornillo and Spiaggia di castiglione. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Villa Rufolo and Duomo di Ravello. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Ravello: Le Vigne di Raito (in Raito) and Il Sentiero Degli Dei (in Positano). There's still lots to do: enjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale, and take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Ravello attractions planner.

Drive from Rome to Ravello in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Ravello, with lows around 24°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Outdoors · Parks · Beaches · Shopping

Side Trips

Find places to stay Sep 30 — Oct 3:

Florence, Italy

— 2 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Fri): take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then explore the world behind art at Church and Museum of Orsanmichele, and finally don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria. On the 5th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence road trip planning app.

Getting from Ravello to Florence by combination of taxi and train takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums · Historic Sites
Find places to stay Oct 3 — 5:

Paris, France

— 2 nights

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then take a stroll through Le Marais. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Mon): take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees, and finally browse the exhibits of Louvre Museum.

To find photos, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Paris online trip itinerary planner.

You can fly from Florence to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Florence in October; daily highs in Paris reach 19°C and lows reach 10°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to catch the flight to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Shopping · Neighborhoods · Museums
Find places to stay Oct 5 — 7:

Lisbon, Portugal

— 5 nights

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Mosteiro dos Jeronimos and Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Cabo da Roca (in Colares), Capela dos Ossos (in Evora) and Sintra (Castelo dos Mouros, Quinta da Regaleira, &more). The adventure continues: contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge, make a trip to Belém Tower, and take a stroll through Alfama.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Lisbon travel route planner.

You can fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. In October, Lisbon is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to fly back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Shopping · Museums

Side Trips

Find places to stay Oct 7 — 12: