15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bengaluru, India
Fly:  14​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
7
Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 30​min
End: Bengaluru, India

2
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 24th (Tue), contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, contemplate the long history of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern. Keep things going the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and then wander the streets of Ortakoy.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul trip tool .

Bengaluru, India to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle; or do a combination of train and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Bengaluru to Istanbul. Expect much colder weather when traveling from Bengaluru in December: highs in Istanbul hover around 7°C, while lows dip to 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 25th (Wed) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Kick off your visit on the 26th (Thu): hunt for treasures at Vienna Naschmarkt, then step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then browse the exhibits of Judenplatz Holocaust Memorial, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Cathedral.

To see more things to do, photos, maps, and more tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Vienna in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time to Central European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in December, Vienna is a bit cooler at night with lows of 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 27th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Vienna

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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
The Hofburg ©
The Hofburg

1
night
Rome, Italy

Rome ©
Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
Start off your visit on the 28th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

To find photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome day trip website .

Getting from Vienna to Rome by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Vienna in December; daily highs in Rome reach 16°C and lows reach 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

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St. Peter's Basilica
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Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
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.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get a taste of the local shopping with M.G. Design, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the exciting artwork at Art Gallery Studio Iguarnieri, see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and finally admire the landmark architecture of The Baptistery of St. John.

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

You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In December, plan for daily highs up to 15°C, and evening lows to 4°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 30th (Mon) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Florence

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M.G. Design ©
M.G. Design
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Pitti Palace ©
Pitti Palace

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.
Kick off your visit on the 31st (Tue): don't miss a visit to Champs-Elysees, then contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally get a taste of the local shopping with Le Marais. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the landmark architecture of Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

To see reviews, ratings, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Paris attractions planner.

Getting from Florence to Paris by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Florence in December, expect nights in Paris to be about the same, around 3°C, while days are little chillier, around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Paris

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Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Start off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at Kilmainham Gaol Museum, see the interesting displays at Guinness Storehouse, and then explore the world behind art at National Gallery of Ireland. On the 3rd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: see where the action happens at Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum, then wander the streets of Grafton Street, then view the masterpieces at Temple Bar Gallery and Studios, and finally take a stroll through Temple Bar.

To find where to stay, more things to do, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Dublin online visit planner .

Fly from Paris to Dublin in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of flight and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Dublin. Expect a daytime high around 9°C in January, and nighttime lows around 2°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) so you can travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Dublin

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Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Croke Park Stadium Tour & GAA Museum ©

3
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 4th (Sat): wander the streets of De 9 Straatjes, then steep yourself in history at Anne Frank House, and then shop like a local with Leidseplein. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Van Gogh Museum, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then admire the masterpieces at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

For other places to visit, photos, reviews, and more tourist information, read Amsterdam trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Amsterdam takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of ferry and train. You'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Amsterdam due to the time zone difference. Expect a daytime high around 7°C in January, and nighttime lows around 1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 6th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Shopping Neighborhoods
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Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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