17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Chennai, India
Fly:  16 h
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
3
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5 h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Drive:  4 h 45 min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Bus + Fly:  3 h 15 min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 4 nights
Fly:  13 h 15 min
End: Chennai, India

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.
On the 16th (Fri), admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, don't miss a visit to Forum of Augustus, then ponder the design of Trevi Fountain, then pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon, and finally contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Sat): pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum.

For ratings, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, use the Rome travel route builder app.

Chennai, India to Rome is an approximately 16- hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -4.5 hour difference. While traveling from Chennai, expect little chillier days and colder nights in Rome, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Sat) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, admire the natural beauty at The Boboli Gardens, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of Santa Croce, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio.

For traveler tips, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online road trip planner.

Getting from Rome to Florence by train takes about 2 hours. Other options: drive; or fly. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 19th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums Parks
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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

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.
Kick off your visit on the 20th (Tue): pick up some local products at La Boqueria, admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Mila - La Pedrera. Keep things going the next day: stop by El Barri Gòtic, pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, then get your game on at Enigmik Escape Room, and finally walk around Parc Guell.

For more things to do, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona journey builder tool.

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, Barcelona is a bit warmer at night with lows of 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 21st (Wed) early enough to travel to Paris.

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

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 22nd (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Sainte-Chapelle, take a stroll through Île de la Cité, then make a trip to Place de la Concorde, then admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, admire all the interesting features of Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To find other places to visit, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris travel route planner.

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train, bus, and flight; or drive. In October, Paris is little chillier than Barcelona - with highs of 19°C and lows of 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

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

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.
On the 24th (Sat), appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, explore the different monuments and memorials at Stary zidovsky Hrbitov, then take in the views from Charles Bridge, then let the kids burn off some steam at Kampa Park, and finally stop by Lesser Town. On your second day here, have some family-friendly fun at Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games, get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and finally step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle.

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You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train, shuttle, and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Paris in October; daily highs in Prague reach 15°C and lows reach 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 25th (Sun) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Fun & Games
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Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games ©
Breakout Prague - Real Life Escape Games
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti

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.
Start off your visit on the 26th (Mon): get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then snap pictures at Szechenyi Lanchid, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 27th (Tue): explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, and finally contemplate the long history of Dohány Street Synagogue.

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Drive from Prague to Budapest in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or do a combination of flight and bus. Expect a daytime high around 19°C in October, and nighttime lows around 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Tue) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

4
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.
Istanbul is known for museums, historic sites, and shopping. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, stop by Ortakoy, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To see reviews, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route planner.

Getting from Budapest to Istanbul by combination of bus and flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a 2 hour difference. When traveling from Budapest in October, plan for a bit warmer days in Istanbul, with highs around 28°C, while nights are much hotter with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 31st (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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