3 days in Europe Itinerary

3 days in Europe Itinerary

Created using Inspirock Europe holiday planner

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 day
Rome, Italy
— 1 night


Istanbul, Turkey

— 1 day

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 25th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, then contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace.

For photos, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning website.

If you are flying in from Turkey, the closest major aiports are Istanbul Airport and Istanbul Sabiha Gökçen International Airport. In February, daily temperatures in Istanbul can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Thu) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums · Historic Sites
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Rome, Italy

— 1 night

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 26th (Fri), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica.

For traveler tips, ratings, and tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planning tool.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. When traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from 16°C by day to 5°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 27th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

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