15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + train:  4​h 30​min
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
train + Fly:  4​h 30​min
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
New Delhi, India

2
days
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 28th (Sat): make a trip to Istiklal Street and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and finally wander the streets of Ortakoy.

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New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9-hour flight. Traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul, you'll gain 3 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from New Delhi in October, you will find days in Istanbul are a bit cooler (28°C), and nights are about the same (26°C). Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 30th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

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Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church) ©
Kariye Museum (The Chora Church)

1
day
Venice, Italy

Venice
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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): admire the landmark architecture of Porta della Carta, make a trip to Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, and finally snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto.

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You can do a combination of bus, flight, and train from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. You'll gain 1 hour traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 13°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can catch the train to Florence.

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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
Porta della Carta ©
Porta della Carta

2
days
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 1st (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John, see the interesting displays at Uffizi Gallery, and then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. On your second day here, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, get engrossed in the history at Basilica of Santa Croce in Florence, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia.

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Take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 10°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to take a train to Rome.

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Uffizi Gallery ©
Uffizi Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Galleria dell'Accademia ©
Galleria dell'Accademia

2
days
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 3rd (Fri), contemplate the long history of Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Via Condotti. On the next day, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the masterpieces at Borghese Gallery.

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You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 20°C in November, and nighttime lows around 10°C. On the 5th (Sun), wrap the sightseeing up by early afternoon so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums ©
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

2
days
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
On the 6th (Mon), don't miss a visit to La Croisette, then take a stroll through Rue d'Antibes, and then take a stroll through Avenue Jean Medecin. On your second day here, browse the fresh offerings at Marché Forville, look for gifts at L'Antre des Delices, stop by Vinazur - Vins de Provence, then hunt for treasures at Marche aux Fleurs Cours Saleya, and finally wander the streets of Vieille Ville.

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You can do a combination of flight and train from Rome to Cannes in 4.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In November in Cannes, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 9°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Wed) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Cannes

Shopping Neighborhoods Historic Sites

Side Trips

Nice, Vinazur - Vins de Provence, L'Antre des Delices
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Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Vieille Ville ©
Vieille Ville

3
days
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get outdoors at La Barceloneta and Delta del Llobregat. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at La Sagrada Familia and El Cafè de la Pedrera. There's much more to do: wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic, hunt for treasures at La Boqueria, examine the collection at Picasso Museum, and stroll through Park Güell.

To see where to stay, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary planner.

Do a combination of train and flight from Cannes to Barcelona in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In November, daytime highs in Barcelona are 21°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Fri) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trip

Delta del Llobregat
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Park Güell ©
Park Güell
La Sagrada Familia ©
La Sagrada Familia
El Barri Gòtic ©
El Barri Gòtic

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