16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Lisbon, Portugal
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Barcelona, Spain
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
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Istanbul, Turkey
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Dublin, Ireland
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Lisbon, Portugal

— 1 night

City of Seven Hills

Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Sat): wander the streets of Alfama and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, then make a trip to Belém Tower, and then get up close and personal with brilliant marine life at Lisbon Oceanarium.

To see where to stay, ratings, and tourist information, read Lisbon trip itinerary maker.

New York City, USA to Lisbon is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Western European Standard Time (WET), which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, Lisbon is a bit warmer than New York City - with highs of 70°F and lows of 52°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 10 — 12:

Barcelona, Spain

— 2 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

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 13th (Mon): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, then take a stroll through El Barri Gòtic, and then admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Barcelona visit website.

You can fly from Lisbon to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Standard Time to Central European Standard Time is 1 hour. In April, daily temperatures in Barcelona can reach 66°F, while at night they dip to 52°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 12 — 14:

Rome, Italy

— 2 nights

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 15th (Wed), make a trip to Trevi Fountain, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, have fun and explore at Welcome to Rome, then explore the ancient world of Colosseum, and finally contemplate the long history of Palatine Hill. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For other places to visit, maps, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the Rome trip maker app.

Getting from Barcelona to Rome by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums · Childrens Museums

Side Trip

Find places to stay Apr 14 — 16:

Venice, Italy

— 2 nights

City of Romance

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.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, then take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, and finally explore the activities along Canal Grande. Here are some ideas for day two: don't miss a visit to Peggy Guggenheim Collection, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Marco, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

To see other places to visit, maps, where to stay, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip planner.

Fly from Rome to Venice in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April in Venice, expect temperatures between 65°F during the day and 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Museums · Nature · Parks
Find places to stay Apr 16 — 18:

Budapest, Hungary

— 2 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, then get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. On the 20th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: get curious at Palace of wonders Csodák Palotája, then get to know the resident critters 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.

To see ratings, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest tour planner.

Fly from Venice to Budapest in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Plan for little chillier nights when traveling from Venice in April since evenings lows in Budapest dip to 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Zoos & Aquariums · Parks · Childrens Museums
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Istanbul, Turkey

— 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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 21st (Tue), admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami . Here are some ideas for day two: explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To see reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul route planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time is 2 hours. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 46°F in Istanbul. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Wed) early enough to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping
Find places to stay Apr 20 — 22:

Dublin, Ireland

— 3 nights

Fair City

A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Attractions like Phoenix Park and St Stephens Green make great kid-friendly stops. There's still lots to do: see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, take an in-depth tour of National Museum of Ireland - Archaeology, admire the striking features of Saint Patrick's Cathedral, and make a trip to Merrion Square.

To find ratings, where to stay, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Dublin trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Dublin takes 8.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of car and ferry; or do a combination of taxi, train, bus, and ferry. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time to Greenwich Mean Time is minus 3 hours. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in April, with highs in Dublin at 53°F and lows at 37°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Neighborhoods
Find places to stay Apr 22 — 25: