8 days in Europe Itinerary

8 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights

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Istanbul, Turkey

Istanbul ©

Queen of Cities

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 31st (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia, and then explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

To see other places to visit, traveler tips, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul tour itinerary builder tool.

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10.5-hour flight. You can also drive. You'll gain 2.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect Istanbul to be colder, temps between 25°C and 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Find places to stay May 30 — 31:
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Must see
Topkapi Palace
4.4
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Must see
Hagia Sophia
4.7
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Art Museum
Istanbul Modern
4.3

3
nights
Rome, Italy

Rome ©

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Colosseum and Palatine Hill. Do some cultural sightseeing at Pantheon and Vatican Museums. The adventure continues: make a trip to Trevi Fountain, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, and delve into the distant past at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For where to stay, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome online trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Rome takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. In May in Rome, expect temperatures between 28°C during the day and 17°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Side Trip

Find places to stay May 31 — Jun 3:
Highlights from your trip
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Must see
Trevi Fountain
4.4
Must see
Vatican Museums
4.2
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Pantheon
4.8

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 5th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, then make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

For more things to do, where to stay, photos, and tourist information, use the Florence day trip app.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 33°C, while at night they dip to 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Florence

Find places to stay Jun 3 — 6:
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World heritage site
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
4.5
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Must see
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
4.4

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