17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  13 h 45 min
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
Train:  3 h 30 min
5
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  3 h 15 min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7 h 45 min
End: Mumbai, 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 14th (Sat), pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Musei Capitolini, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, and finally admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

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Mumbai, India to Rome is an approximately 14-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 4 hours traveling from Mumbai to Rome. Traveling from Mumbai in March, expect Rome to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°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
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 16th (Mon), see the interesting displays at Museo di San Marco, steep yourself in history at Palazzo Vecchio, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in panoramic vistas at Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Here are some ideas for day two: snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally admire the masterpieces at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

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Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. March in Florence sees daily highs of 17°C and lows of 6°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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 18th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, stroll around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Las Ramblas, then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso, and then stop by El Barri Gòtic.

For where to stay, more things to do, photos, and other tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online road trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Florence to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Thu) 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 20th (Fri): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, and then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate the long history of Arc de Triomphe, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then admire the masterpieces at Centre National d'Art et de Culture George Pompidou.

For photos, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, maps, and tourist information, go to the Paris travel route planner.

Getting from Barcelona to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in March, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 13°C and lows about 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Paris

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Start off your visit on the 22nd (Sun): admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, then explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then see the interesting displays at Anne Frank House. On the 23rd (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: walk around Vondelpark, then wander the streets of The Jordaan, then contemplate the long history of Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and finally explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For where to stay, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Amsterdam online travel route planner .

Take a train from Paris to Amsterdam in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 11°C in March, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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 (Tue), explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Vitus Cathedral, then make a trip to Staromestske namesti, and finally steep yourself in history at Prasna brana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Czech Repubrick, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Prague trip itinerary planning app .

Getting from Amsterdam to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In March, daily temperatures in Prague can reach 11°C, while at night they dip to 1°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
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Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), make a trip to Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya.

To see photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Budapest holiday planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In March, plan for daily highs up to 14°C, and evening lows to 1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
House of Terror Museum ©
House of Terror Museum

3
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 27th (Fri), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cinili Mosque. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

To find maps, more things to do, topicsMoreInfo.option.ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul online travel route planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Budapest to Istanbul. Traveling from Budapest in March, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 14°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 29th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

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