8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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8 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

1
night
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.
On the 31st (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern.

Discover how to plan a Istanbul trip in just a few steps with Inspirock's itinerary builder.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul. Expect cooler temperatures when traveling from Mumbai in May; daily highs in Istanbul reach 25°C and lows reach 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Istanbul Modern ©
Istanbul Modern

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.
You'll explore and learn at Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. Get some cultural insight at Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. There's still lots to do: admire the striking features of Pantheon, contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill, ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, and stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto.

For photos, traveler tips, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Rome online vacation builder .

Fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Rome. May in Rome sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 17°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (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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Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

3
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 4th (Thu): examine the collection at Pitti Palace, explore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Keep things going the next day: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Florence vacation planner .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 33°C, and evening lows to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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