16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Aurangabad, India
Fly:  16​h 45​min
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  19​h 45​min
Aurangabad, India

2
days
Istanbul, Turkey

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 17th (Mon): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque and then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Here are some ideas for day two: steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally contemplate the long history of Little Hagia Sophia.

To see photos, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary planner.

Aurangabad, India to Istanbul is an approximately 17-hour flight. Traveling from Aurangabad to Istanbul, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. In April in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 10°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can travel to Paris.

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Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

3
days
Paris, France

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.
Paris is known for sightseeing, museums, nightlife, parks, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: take in panoramic vistas at Eiffel Tower, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, examine the collection at Musée d'Orsay, and admire the landmark architecture of Basilica du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For more things to do, maps, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Paris sightseeing planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Paris in 7 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Paris due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Istanbul in April since evenings lows in Paris dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 23rd (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

2
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 24th (Mon), pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, then pause for some serene contemplation at La Sagrada Familia, and finally browse the exhibits of Casa Milà. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Park Güell, then explore and take pictures at Camp Nou, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Batlló.

For more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and tourist information, refer to the Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Barcelona when traveling from Paris in April, with lows around 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Wed) so you can travel to Florence.

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La Sagrada Familia
Park Güell
Casa Batlló

3
days
Florence, Italy

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Florence is known for sightseeing, museums, historic sites, religious sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: examine the collection at Uffizi Gallery, snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, and admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens.

To see photos, maps, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Florence travel itinerary creator.

You can fly from Barcelona to Florence in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Barcelona in April since evenings lows in Florence dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Galleria dell'Accademia

3
days
Rome, Italy

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Rome is known for historic sites, sightseeing, religious sites, museums, and nightlife. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: delve into the distant past at Colosseum, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill.

To see traveler tips, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read our Rome custom trip planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 23°C and lows of 11°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

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Colosseum
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain

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