16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 5 nights

1
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 27th (Fri): admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, read Istanbul trip itinerary planning website.

Cairo, Egypt to Istanbul is an approximately 6-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Cairo to Istanbul. When traveling from Cairo in September, plan for much colder days in Istanbul, with highs around °C, while nights are about the same with lows around °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Shopping Museums
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Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
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 29th (Sun), pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, thentake in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, thenstroll 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, thencontemplate 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 6 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 °C by day to °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

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

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
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 Duomo di Ravello and Cappella Sant'Angelo all'Ospedale. Step out of Ravello with an excursion to Il Sentiero Degli Dei in Positano--about 48 minutes away. And it doesn't end there: get some fabulous bargains at Ceramiche D'Arte Pascal, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello, and admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo.

To find reviews, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Ravello tour itinerary builder website.

Traveling by car from Rome to Ravello takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and taxi; or take a bus. Traveling from Rome in September, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Ravello, with lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Thu) early enough to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Parks Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Le Vigne di Raito
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Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
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, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenexplore 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, thenmake 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 car takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Ravello in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Florence, with lows of °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
On the 6th (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, thencontemplate 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, thenadmire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, thenshop 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 °C and lows reach °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Shopping Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

5
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
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 Quinta da Regaleira and Castelo dos Mouros. Do your shopping at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian and Avenida da Liberdade. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Lisbon: Park and National Palace of Pena (in Sintra), Cabo da Roca (in Colares) and Capela dos Ossos (in Evora). There's much more to do: don't miss a visit to Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, admire the striking features of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, stop by Alfama, and contemplate the long history of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, use the Lisbon travel 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 °C and lows of °C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trips

Sintra, Basilica de Nossa Senhora do Rosario de Fatima, Cabo da Roca, Capela dos Ossos
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Castelo dos Mouros ©
Castelo dos Mouros
Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira

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