17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kochi (Cochin), India
Fly:  14​h
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Train:  3​h 30​min
4
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 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:  10​h 15​min
End: Kochi (Cochin), India

1
night
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 16th (Thu): admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

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Kochi (Cochin), India to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Expect colder temperatures when traveling from Kochi (Cochin) in April; daily highs in Rome reach 24°C and lows reach 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 17th (Fri): walk around Parc Guell, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, then admire the striking features of Casa Batllo, and finally shop like a local with La Boqueria. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: don't miss a visit to Las Ramblas, take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and more tourist information, go to the Barcelona online trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, daytime highs in Barcelona are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, and finally steep yourself in history at Sainte-Chapelle.

To find where to stay, more things to do, ratings, and more tourist information, read Paris trip builder site .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Barcelona in April, with highs in Paris at 18°C and lows at 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

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
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Tue): explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, walk around Vondelpark, and then explore the world behind art at Van Gogh Museum. Here are some ideas for day two: get to know the resident critters at ARTIS, examine the collection at Anne Frank House, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find other places to visit, photos, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Amsterdam trip maker site .

Getting from Paris to Amsterdam by train takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In April, daily temperatures in Amsterdam can reach 15°C, while at night they dip to 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 23rd (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Parks Zoos & Aquariums
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Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House

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.
Prague is known for historic sites, nightlife, museums, fun & games, and zoos & aquariums. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: snap pictures at Charles Bridge, see the interesting displays at Czech Repubrick, test your team's savvy at popular escape rooms, and take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral.

To find ratings, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Prague online travel route builder .

Traveling by flight from Amsterdam to Prague takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. April in Prague sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 25th (Sat) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Tours Fun & Games
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Czech Repubrick ©
Czech Repubrick
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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 26th (Sun), contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then boost your wellbeing at a local thermal spa, then explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find more things to do, photos, reviews, and other tourist information, use the Budapest route planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. April in Budapest sees daily highs of 20°C and lows of 5°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Spas
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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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, shopping, nature, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace.

To find reviews, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Istanbul day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Budapest in April, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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