11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights

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 14th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, make a trip to Roman Forum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

To see reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and other tourist information, go to the Rome road trip planning site.

Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4.5 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rome. Traveling from Mumbai in December, things will get cooler in Rome: highs are around 16°C and lows about 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

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

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Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, don't miss a visit to Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Tue): steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts.

To find ratings, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Florence trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December in Florence, expect temperatures between 15°C during the day and 4°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can go by car to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts

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Venice, Italy

Venice ©
Virtually unchanged for the last six centuries, Venice is actually a group of islands made famous by a series of canals, bridges, monuments, piazzas, and narrow pedestrian lanes.
On the 18th (Wed), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, browse the exhibits of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco.

For where to stay, photos, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Venice trip planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Venice in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. Prepare for slightly colder weather when traveling from Florence in December: high temperatures in Venice hover around 11°C and lows are around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

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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 19th (Thu): admire the striking features of Schonbrunn Palace, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then don't miss a visit to St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, and then make a trip to Historic Center of Vienna.

To see photos, other places to visit, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Vienna route maker tool.

Fly from Venice to Vienna in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. While traveling from Venice, expect little chillier days and about the same nights in Vienna, ranging from highs of 5°C to lows of 0°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) early enough to go by car to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 21st (Sat): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

To see more things to do, maps, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Budapest travel itinerary planner.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In December, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Sat) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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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 22nd (Sun), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Meryem Ana Rum Ortodoks Kilisesi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

For photos and more tourist information, read Istanbul online vacation planner.

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in December, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be somewhat warmer in Istanbul, with lows of 7°C. You'll have a few hours on the 23rd (Mon) to wrap things up before traveling home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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