15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
3
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
5
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights

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 16th (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Hagia Sophia Museum and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 17th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip planner.

San Diego, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 20-hour flight. Traveling from San Diego to Istanbul, you'll lose 11 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from San Diego in October, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Fri) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Matthias Church and then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 20th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thenwander the streets of Andrassy Avenue, thenexamine the collection at House of Terror Museum, and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Turkey Time to Central European Standard Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in October, plan for little chillier days in Budapest, with highs around °F, while nights are colder with lows around °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Sun) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

3
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.
Let the collections at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese capture your imagination. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. There's lots more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and don't miss a visit to Roman Forum.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Rome journey maker website.

You can fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for somewhat warmer temperatures traveling from Budapest in October, with highs in Rome at °F and lows at °F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Visit Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Palazzo Vecchio for their historical value. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Ponte Vecchio. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and examine the collection at Pitti Palace.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are °F, while nighttime lows are °F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

3
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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Piazza San Marco and Peggy Guggenheim Collection. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. The adventure continues: explore the activities along Canal Grande, get to know the fascinating history of Campo del Ghetto, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

To find photos, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Venice tour planner.

Drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. While traveling from Florence, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Venice, ranging from highs of °F to lows of °F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Mon) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Find places to stay Oct 26 — 29:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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