16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 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
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
4
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 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.
On the 16th (Sat), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally don't miss a visit to Hippodrome (At Meydani). Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi.

To see ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip itinerary maker app .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. Traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Bengaluru in November, you will find days in Istanbul are colder (17°C), and nights are a bit cooler (17°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Sun) 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

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.
On the 18th (Mon), make a trip to Halaszbastya, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, admire the striking features of Hungarian Parliament Building, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then admire the landmark architecture of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest online trip planner .

Fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. While traveling from Istanbul, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Budapest, ranging from highs of 11°C to lows of 2°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find photos, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Vienna day trip planning website .

You can take a train from Budapest to Vienna in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 11°C, and evening lows to 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 22nd (Fri): make a trip to StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary site .

Traveling by flight from Vienna to Prague takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November in Prague, expect temperatures between 9°C during the day and 2°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

2
nights
Paris, France

Paris ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 24th (Sun): wander the streets of Île de la Cité, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. On the next day, get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For ratings, maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Paris online attractions planner .

Getting from Prague to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Prague in November, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Paris, with lows of 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Mon) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Tue): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally walk around Parc Guell. Keep things going the next day: don't miss a visit to Casa Mila - La Pedrera, wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the masterpieces at Museu Picasso.

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

Fly from Paris to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Prepare for somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: high temperatures in Barcelona hover around 21°C and lows are around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
On the 28th (Thu), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: make a trip to Spanish Steps, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill.

For where to stay, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip planning app .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Rome takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 30th (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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