17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Route & dates

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

1
night
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 12th (Thu): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, don't miss a visit to Belém Tower, and then step into the grandiose world of Castelo de S. Jorge. On the 13th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, thencontemplate the long history of Sintra National Palace, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Calouste Gulbenkian.

To see other places to visit, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the Lisbon trip planner.

Salvador, Brazil to Lisbon is an approximately 13-hour flight. You'll lose 3 hours traveling from Salvador to Lisbon due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Salvador in September since evenings lows in Lisbon dip to °C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 13th (Fri) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Museums Shopping

Side Trip

Sintra
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Quinta da Regaleira ©
Quinta da Regaleira
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Castelo de S. Jorge ©
Castelo de S. Jorge

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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 14th (Sat): explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 15th (Sun): stop by Le Marais, admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, and then make a trip to Champs-Elysees.

To see reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Paris online road trip planner.

Getting from Lisbon to Paris by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Lisbon to Paris. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in September, with highs in Paris at °C and lows at °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

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

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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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, thenappreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, and finally contemplate the long history of Powder Tower.

For ratings, other places to visit, more things to do, and more tourist information, go to the Prague tour planner.

Getting from Paris to Prague by flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a train. In September, daily temperatures in Prague can reach °C, while at night they dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Mon) to allow time to drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

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

2
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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.
On the 17th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Heroes' Square, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, thenadmire the striking features of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion. Here are some ideas for day two: explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, thenexplore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

For traveler tips, more things to do, and other tourist information, go to the Budapest online road trip planner.

Traveling by car from Prague to Budapest takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a shuttle; or fly. September in Budapest sees daily highs of °C and lows of °C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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night
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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Thu): admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, thentake an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On your second day here, enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum, thenadmire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally steep yourself in history at Historic Areas of Istanbul.

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You can fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. The time zone changes from Central European Standard Time (CET) to Turkey Time (TRT), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Traveling from Budapest in September, plan for somewhat warmer nights in Istanbul, with lows around °C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Fri) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
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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 21st (Sat): admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts, contemplate the long history of Basilica of Santa Croce, thenexplore the world behind art at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. On your second day here, appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, thenmake a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To see traveler tips, ratings, other places to visit, and tourist information, read Florence planner.

Getting from Istanbul to Florence by flight takes about 6.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Istanbul in September: highs in Florence hover around °C, while lows dip to °C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) to allow time to drive to Ravello.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Florence Academy of Fine Arts ©
Florence Academy of Fine Arts
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): steep yourself in history at Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di castiglione. On the next day, admire the striking features of Villa Rufolo, thenenjoy the sand and surf at Lido di Ravello, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Fornillo.

To see more things to do, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read Ravello vacation planning website.

You can drive from Florence to Ravello in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and bus; or do a combination of flight, train, and bus. Traveling from Florence in September, Ravello is a bit warmer at night with lows of °C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) early enough to go by car to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Fornillo, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
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Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Duomo di Sant'Andrea ©
Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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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.
Your inner history buff will appreciate Colosseum and Piazza Navona. Museum-lovers will appreciate Vatican Museums and Galleria Borghese. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Pantheon, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and explore the different monuments and memorials at Catacombs of Saint Callixtus.

For other places to visit, ratings, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Rome road trip planning website.

Traveling by car from Ravello to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Traveling from Ravello in September, expect slightly colder with lows of °C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

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