16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  12 h 30 min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 15 min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, India

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.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Sat): step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, make a trip to Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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

Mumbai, India to Paris is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of bus, train, and flight. Traveling from Mumbai to Paris, you'll gain 4 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Paris reach 20°C and lows reach 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

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
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): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and finally make a trip to Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, make a trip to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then stroll around Parc Guell.

To see topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Paris in May, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 25°C and 16°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Wed): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 7th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then explore the world behind art at Musei Capitolini, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find reviews, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Rome in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

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

2
nights
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 8th (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see maps, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Venice route maker tool .

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Venice are 26°C, while nighttime lows are 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then don't miss a visit to Staromestske namesti, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally snap pictures at Charles Bridge. On your second day here, wander the streets of Lesser Town, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, use the Prague trip builder.

You can fly from Venice to Prague in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect little chillier temperatures when traveling from Venice in May; daily highs in Prague reach 20°C and lows reach 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel 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.
On the 12th (Tue), don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On the 13th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest journey builder tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. When traveling from Prague in May, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 25°C by day to 11°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 13th (Wed) to allow enough time 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.
Start off your visit on the 14th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

Plan trip to Istanbul with our itinerary maker to find out where to go and what to do.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time to Eastern European Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. May in Istanbul sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 15°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sat) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

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