15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
4
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
8
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights

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 9th (Wed), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 10th (Thu): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see traveler tips, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul attractions planner.

Quetta, Pakistan to Istanbul is an approximately 16-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Pakistan Standard Time (PKT) to Turkey Time (TRT) is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Quetta, expect a bit cooler days and somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 8 — 10:
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
nights
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 11th (Fri), get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore. Here are some ideas for day two: enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile, take in the views from Ponte dei Sospiri, explore the galleries of Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande.

To find photos, maps, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice driving holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Istanbul to Venice, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for slightly colder nights in Venice, with lows around 17°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature
Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:
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Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then steep yourself in history at Basilica of Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. Here are some ideas for day two: ponder the world of politics at Palazzo Vecchio, contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John, take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For other places to visit, photos, more things to do, and other tourist information, you can read our Florence road trip planning website.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 12 — 14:
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Piazzale Michelangelo ©
Piazzale Michelangelo

1
night
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 15th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally ponder the design of Trevi Fountain.

To see photos, reviews, and other tourist information, read our Rome tour itinerary maker.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September in Rome, expect temperatures between 32°C during the day and 18°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Find places to stay Sep 14 — 15:
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

1
night
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 16th (Wed), 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.

For reviews, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona tour itinerary maker.

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect a daytime high around 30°C in September, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 16th (Wed) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 15 — 16:
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Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 18th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Luxembourg Gardens, then explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find where to stay, more things to do, and other tourist information, read Paris trip maker.

You can fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to take a train; or drive. In September, Paris is slightly colder than Barcelona - with highs of 24°C and lows of 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) early enough to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
Find places to stay Sep 16 — 18:
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Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

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.
On the 19th (Sat), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Kostel sv. Mikuláše, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, then don't miss a visit to Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, and finally appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti.

Before you visit Prague, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Traveling by flight from Paris to Prague takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In September, daytime highs in Prague are 22°C, while nighttime lows are 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sat) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites
Find places to stay Sep 18 — 19:
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 21st (Mon): steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion, steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally appreciate the history behind Shoes on the Danube Bank.

To find traveler tips, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 25°C, and evening lows to 13°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 22nd (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Sep 19 — 22:
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion

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