16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  15​h 15​min
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 4 nights
Fly:  15​h 30​min
End: Hyderabad, India

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 15th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the exciting artwork at Koller Gallery, then admire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Here are some ideas for day two: take a stroll through Vaci Street, explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Andrassy Avenue, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

For ratings, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest holiday maker site .

Hyderabad, India to Budapest is an approximately 15.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. In March, Budapest is much colder than Hyderabad - with highs of 14°C and lows of 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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 17th (Tue), see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, and finally admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia. Here are some ideas for day two: make a trip to St Mark's Campanile, admire the masterpieces at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips and tourist information, refer to the Venice trip itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect somewhat warmer with lows of 5°C in Venice. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, and finally do a tasting at Castello del Trebbio.

For more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Florence vacation planner.

Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Wineries

Side Trip

Castello del Trebbio
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 21st (Sat): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun): stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, wander the streets of Trastevere, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

For reviews, photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, read our Rome itinerary website .

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. March in Rome sees daily highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Neighborhoods

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

3
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.
Shop till you drop at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Eiffel Tower and Montmartre are good opportunities to explore the local culture. The adventure continues: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, take a stroll through Saint Germain des Pres Quarter, and pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see ratings, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read Paris journey planning website .

Fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Rome in March; daily highs in Paris reach 13°C and lows reach 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

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Le Marais ©
Le Marais
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower

4
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.
Popular historic sites such as Staromestske namesti and St. Vitus Cathedral are in your itinerary. Prague Castle and Lesser Town are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's lots more to do: get a dose of the wild on a nature and wildlife tour, steep yourself in history at Lobkowicz Palace, take in the views from Charles Bridge, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Prague road trip app .

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. March in Prague sees daily highs of 11°C and lows of 1°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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