16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Fly
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly
6
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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2
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Istanbul, Turkey

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.
On the 24th (Sat), admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, and then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. On the 25th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To find reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner.

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. In April, Istanbul is colder than Bengaluru - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay Apr 23 — 25:
Highlights from your trip
Chora Museum ©
Art Museum
Chora Museum
4.4
Hagia Sophia ©
Architectural Building
Hagia Sophia
4.7
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Architectural Building
Dolmabahce Palace
4.5

2
nights
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Campo del Ghetto, Punta della Dogana, Food Tours, and other attractions you added. On the 26th (Mon), pause for some photo ops at Punta della Dogana, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, pick up some new knowledge with Row Venice, take in the architecture and atmosphere at San Giorgio Maggiore, then see the top attractions with TourInVenice - Day Tours, and finally explore the world behind art at Museo Correr. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, explore the galleries of Doge's Palace, then contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice online sightseeing planner.

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Venice is minus 2 hours. In April, daily temperatures in Venice can reach 21°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Tours · Historic Sites · Museums · Classes

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 25 — 27:
Highlights from your trip
Like a Venetian ©
Must see
Like a Venetian
5.0
Canal Grande ©
Water Body
Canal Grande
4.8
Doge's Palace ©
Specialty Museum
Doge's Palace
4.7

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Your day by day itinerary now includes Villa Adriana, Vatican Museums and L'altra Venezia. On the 28th (Wed), catch all the local highlights with L'altra Venezia, delve into the distant past at Villa Adriana, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

For other places to visit, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Venice to Florence takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 22°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Tours · Parks

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 27 — 29:
Highlights from your trip
The Baptistery of St. John ©
World heritage site
The Baptistery of St. John
4.6
Campanile di Giotto ©
World heritage site
Campanile di Giotto
4.8

2
nights
Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Your list of things to see and do now includes Villa d'Este, Civitavecchia Shuttle Express - Transfer & Tour, Rome Things Tour, and other attractions. Start off your visit on the 30th (Fri): have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French, explore the world behind art at Museo Nazionale Etrusco di Villa Giulia, explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus, then catch all the local highlights with Roman Candle Tours, and finally get outside with Elebike Rome. On the 1st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: catch a ride with Civitavecchia Shuttle Express - Transfer & Tour, deepen your understanding of the past and present with Si Rome m'etait contee, make a trip to Spanish Steps, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

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

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In April in Rome, expect temperatures between 24°C during the day and 11°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Tours · Historic Sites · Classes · Transportation

Side Trips

Find places to stay Apr 29 — May 1:
Highlights from your trip
Colosseum ©
Must see
Colosseum
4.7
Trevi Fountain ©
Fountain
Trevi Fountain
4.4
Pantheon ©
World heritage site
Pantheon
4.8

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 2nd (Sun), admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: pick up some local products at La Boqueria, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For where to stay, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip builder.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In May, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Mon) early enough to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Find places to stay May 1 — 3:
Highlights from your trip
Parc Guell ©
World heritage site
Parc Guell
4.1
Casa Batllo ©
World heritage site
Casa Batllo
4.6

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Tue): meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and finally make a trip to Praca do Comercio (Terreiro do Paco). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, then don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge.

For maps, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Lisbon travel tool.

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay May 3 — 5:
Highlights from your trip
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Religious Site
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
4.5
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Aquarium
Lisbon Oceanarium
4.6
Belém Tower ©
World heritage site
Belém Tower
4.2

3
nights
Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Thu): steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get to know the resident critters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

Before you visit Budapest, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Budapest takes 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Budapest. Expect a bit cooler evenings in Budapest when traveling from Lisbon in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Museums
Find places to stay May 5 — 8:
Highlights from your trip
Fisherman's Bastion ©
World heritage site
Fisherman's Bastion
4.6
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Government Building
Hungarian Parliament Building
4.7
Heroes' Square ©
Monument
Heroes' Square
4.4

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