16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
2
London, United Kingdom
— 2 nights
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
7
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights

2
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Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kids will appreciate attractions like Phoenix Park and Temple Bar. The adventure continues: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin, catch a live event at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

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Chicago, USA to Dublin is an approximately 11-hour flight. Traveling from Chicago to Dublin, you'll lose 6 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Chicago in April, plan for slightly colder days and about the same nights in Dublin: temperatures range from 53°F by day to 37°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Sun) early enough to travel to London.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks
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Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

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London, United Kingdom

London ©
Vibrant and noisy, London is one of the world’s leading cities, an international capital of culture, education, fashion, music, finance, trade, and politics.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Mon): learn more about the world around you at Natural History Museum, walk around St. James's Park, then enjoy breathtaking views from Coca-Cola London Eye, and finally steep yourself in history at Houses of Parliament. Keep things going the next day: contemplate the long history of Westminster Abbey, take in panoramic vistas at Tower Bridge, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Paul's Cathedral, and finally explore the world behind art at National Gallery.

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You can fly from Dublin to London in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of ferry and car; or do a combination of ferry and train. In April, plan for daily highs up to 56°F, and evening lows to 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to take a train to Paris.

Things to do in London

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks
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Natural History Museum ©
Natural History Museum
Tower Bridge ©
Tower Bridge
St. Paul's Cathedral ©
St. Paul's Cathedral

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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.
On the 8th (Wed), explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum, appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and finally take a stroll through Île de la Cité. On the 9th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle.

For where to stay, ratings, reviews, and other tourist information, you can read our Paris trip itinerary website.

Traveling by train from London to Paris takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or do a combination of car and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from London to Paris due to the time zone difference. In April, daily temperatures in Paris can reach 60°F, while at night they dip to 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods
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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

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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.
Kick off your visit on the 10th (Fri): admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum, and then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace. Here are some ideas for day two: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For reviews, other places to visit, maps, and other tourist information, read Istanbul trip planner.

You can fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. In April, plan for daily highs up to 64°F, and evening lows to 46°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
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Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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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 12th (Sun): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, contemplate the long history of Heroes' Square, get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion. On the 13th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, learn about wildlife with up-close encounters at Budapest Zoo & Botanical Garden, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid.

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Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be slightly colder in Budapest, with lows of 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Heroes' Square ©
Heroes' Square

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Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, explore the engaging exhibits at Welcome to Rome, then contemplate the long history of Colosseum, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Vatican Museums, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona.

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Fly from Budapest to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In April, Rome is a bit warmer than Budapest - with highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 15th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

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

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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 (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Batllo. On the 17th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera, and then pick up some local products at La Boqueria.

To find traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona trip builder site.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. April in Barcelona sees daily highs of 66°F and lows of 52°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

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

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