18 days in Europe Itinerary

18 days in Europe Itinerary

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18 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ahmedabad, India
Fly:  11​h 30​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  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.
On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip planner .

Ahmedabad, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Ahmedabad to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Ahmedabad in November, you will find days in Rome are cooler (20°C), and nights are slightly colder (9°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) so you can 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
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally stroll around Parc Guell.

To find photos, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Barcelona trip itinerary planning website .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. 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) to allow time 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.
On the 5th (Tue), head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Here are some ideas for day two: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris vacation tool .

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in November, expect Paris to be little chillier, temps between 12°C and 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 6th (Wed) early enough 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): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then contemplate the long history of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: wander the streets of Lesser Town, admire the landmark architecture of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To find reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read Prague trip planning app .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect slightly colder temperatures when traveling from Paris in November; daily highs in Prague reach 9°C and lows reach 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

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

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.
On the 9th (Sat), don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and finally see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Budapest road trip website .

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 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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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Mon): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the striking features of Rustem Pasha Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

Discover how to plan a Istanbul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be much warmer, around 17°C, while days are a bit warmer, around 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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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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Wed): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Marco, and then examine the collection at Doge's Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, contemplate the long history of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, then steep yourself in history at St Mark's Campanile, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally take in the views from Ponte di Rialto.

To find where to stay, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Venice journey maker tool .

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Venice, with lows of 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Thu) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Nature
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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): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Loggia dei Lanzi. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Leaning Tower of Pisa, admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, read Florence trip itinerary maker tool .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 17th (Sun) to allow time for 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
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

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