12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Chandigarh, India
Fly:  13 h 30 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
4
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h 30 min
5
Athens, Greece
— 1 night
Subway + Fly:  2 h 45 min
6
Corfu Town, Greece
— 3 nights
Fly:  20 h 45 min
End: Chandigarh, India


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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 6th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. On the next day, get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see maps, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, read our Istanbul trip planner.

Chandigarh, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of taxi and flight. Traveling from Chandigarh to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 14°C in March, and nighttime lows around 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
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 8th (Sun): ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest route builder app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Plan for cooler nights when traveling from Istanbul in March since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 8th (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

1
night
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.
Kick off your visit on the 9th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

For other places to visit, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Prague online vacation planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in March, expect nights in Prague to be about the same, around 1°C, while days are little chillier, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
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Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Prague Astronomical Clock ©
Prague Astronomical Clock

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Tue): explore the ancient world of Colosseum, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To find where to stay, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read our Rome journey app.

You can fly from Prague to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In March, Rome is a bit warmer than Prague - with highs of 19°C and lows of 8°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

1
night
Athens, Greece

Athens ©
One of the world's most ancient cities, Athens remains Europe's undisputed historical and cultural capital.
On the 11th (Wed), stop by Plaka and then admire the masterpieces at National Archaeological Museum. On the 12th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Acropolis Museum, then explore the ancient world of Temple of Olympian Zeus, then don't miss a visit to Erechtheion, and finally explore the ancient world of Acropolis of Athens.

To find traveler tips, maps, photos, and more tourist information, read Athens road trip planning site.

Fly from Rome to Athens in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of car and ferry. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Rome to Athens. In March, daily temperatures in Athens can reach 20°C, while at night they dip to 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Corfu Town.

Things to do in Athens

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Acropolis Museum ©
Acropolis Museum
Acropolis of Athens ©
Acropolis of Athens
Plaka ©
Plaka

3
nights
Corfu Town, Greece

Corfu Town ©
Often called "Kastropolis" because of its majestic Venetian castle, Corfu Town once featured such extensive fortifications that a force of over 20,000 soldiers defended them.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): visit Corfu Old Town, delve into the distant past at Old Fortress Corfu, then appreciate the history behind Schulenburg Statue, and finally get engrossed in the history at Archaeological Museum of Corfu. On the 14th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: look for gifts at FIRSTHING&NOEL, explore the historical opulence of Mon Repos Palace, then see the interesting displays at Achilleion Museum, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Paleokastritsa Beach.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Corfu Town itinerary planning website.

Do a combination of subway and flight from Athens to Corfu Town in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in March, and nighttime lows around 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Corfu Town

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trips

Achilleion Museum, Paleokastritsa Beach
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Old Fortress Corfu ©
Old Fortress Corfu
Corfu Museum of Asian Art ©
Corfu Museum of Asian Art
Archaeological Museum of Corfu ©
Archaeological Museum of Corfu

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