17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2​h 15​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 5 nights
Fly:  16​h
End: Bengaluru, India

2
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 4th (Sat): take in the architecture and atmosphere at The Ecumenical Patriarchate, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Rumeli Fortress, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To see maps, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, read Istanbul driving holiday planner .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET) is minus 2 hours. In April, Istanbul is cooler than Bengaluru - with highs of 20°C and lows of 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums
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Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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 6th (Mon): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube, then contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Keep things going the next day: step into the grandiose world of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see other places to visit, maps, ratings, and tourist information, use the Budapest planning app .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
Start off your visit on the 8th (Wed): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Spanish Synagogue. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To see traveler tips, ratings, where to stay, and tourist information, use the Prague online tour itinerary planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Expect a bit cooler weather when traveling from Budapest in April: highs in Prague hover around 17°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

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 10th (Fri), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza San Marco, then examine the collection at Doge's Palace, then browse the exhibits of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally don't miss a visit to Basilica di San Marco. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Santa Maria dei Miracoli, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find ratings, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Venice driving holiday tool .

Traveling by flight from Prague to Venice takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Venice is somewhat warmer than Prague - with highs of 21°C and lows of 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Siena and Campanile di Giotto. Get some cultural insight at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore and Piazzale Michelangelo. You'll find plenty of places to visit near Florence: Piazza del Campo (in Siena) and Leaning Tower of Pisa (in Pisa). There's lots more to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

For traveler tips, where to stay, reviews, and more tourist information, go to the Florence travel route planning website .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 22°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trips

Siena, Leaning Tower of Pisa
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Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto

5
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.
Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. You'll discover tucked-away gems like Duomo di Orvieto and Santa Maria in Trastevere. There's much more to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and take in the architecture and atmosphere at Church of St. Louis of the French.

For more things to do, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome day trip planner.

Getting from Florence to Rome by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In April, plan for daily highs up to 24°C, and evening lows to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Vatican City, Duomo di Orvieto
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

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