18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  11 h 30 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly + Train:  5 h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train + Fly:  5 h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
7
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
8
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train + Fly:  13 h 30 min
End: Ahmedabad, India


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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.
Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat): explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

For other places to visit, photos, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Rome trip itinerary builder tool.

Ahmedabad, India to Rome is an approximately 12- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is minus 4.5 hours. While traveling from Ahmedabad, expect much colder days and little chillier nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 20°C to lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Sun) to allow 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

1
night
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 4th (Mon): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

To see more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In November in Barcelona, expect temperatures between 21°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 4th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites 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
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 5th (Tue): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. On the 6th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum.

For more things to do, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, read our Paris day trip planning tool.

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in November, with highs in Paris at 12°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

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
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 7th (Thu): get engrossed in the history at Jewish Museum in Prague, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find other places to visit, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read our Prague road trip site.

Getting from Paris to Prague by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Traveling from Paris in November, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 9°C and 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

2
nights
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 9th (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

To find maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary builder site.

Getting from Prague to Budapest by car takes about 5 hours. Other options: take a shuttle; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Budapest are 11°C, while nighttime lows are 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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 11th (Mon), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum.

For other places to visit, reviews, maps, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit warmer days and warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 17°C to lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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.
On the 13th (Wed), explore the activities along Canal Grande, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the galleries of Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Thu): wander the streets of Campo del Ghetto, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, then don't miss a visit to Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find more things to do, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice tour itinerary planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in November, with lows around 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Thu) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
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 15th (Fri): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally appreciate the history behind Loggia dei Lanzi. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take in panoramic vistas at Leaning Tower of Pisa, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To see maps, other places to visit, where to stay, and tourist information, read Florence trip maker app.

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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