23 days in Europe Itinerary

23 days in Europe Itinerary

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23 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h 15​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly + Drive:  5​h 30​min
6
Carloforte, Italy
— 2 nights
Drive + Fly:  10​h 15​min
7
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  10​h
End: Mumbai, India

2
nights
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Saint Isaac's Cathedral and Church of the Savior on Spilled Blood. Popular historic sites such as Palace Square (Dvortsovaya Ploshchad) and Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas are in your itinerary. Next up on the itinerary: admire the masterpieces at The State Hermitage Museum, see the interesting displays at Russian Museum, get engrossed in the history at The Church Building Museum, and get a taste of the local shopping with Photogallery Rachmaninov Garden.

To find where to stay, reviews, photos, and other tourist information, go to the St. Petersburg trip builder tool .

Mumbai, India to St. Petersburg is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to St. Petersburg due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Mumbai in May, expect St. Petersburg to be cooler, temps between 19°C and 8°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 29th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
The State Hermitage Museum ©
The State Hermitage Museum
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas ©
Naval Cathedral of St. Nicholas

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.
Matthias Church and Dohány Street Synagogue will appeal to history buffs. Museum-lovers will appreciate House of Terror Museum and Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Next up on the itinerary: take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), browse the fresh offerings at Central Market Hall, don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and view the masterpieces at Koller Gallery.

For where to stay, reviews, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Fly from St. Petersburg to Budapest in 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from St. Petersburg to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from St. Petersburg in May, you will find days in Budapest are somewhat warmer (25°C), and nights are about the same (11°C). Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

3
nights
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.
Appreciate the collections at Peggy Guggenheim Collection and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Visit Scrovegni Chapel and Doge's Palace for their historical value. There's much more to do: appreciate the extensive heritage of St. Mark's Square, admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, explore the activities along Canal Grande, and examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia.

To see ratings, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Venice trip planner .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in June, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit warmer in Venice, with lows of 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Tue) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks

Side Trip

Scrovegni Chapel
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Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, then see the interesting displays at Pitti Palace, and finally get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto.

To see photos, more things to do, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence online holiday planner .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. Expect a daytime high around 33°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
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Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

3
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.
Palatine Hill and Vatican Museums will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore and learn at Galleria Borghese and Musei Capitolini. The adventure continues: explore the ancient world of Colosseum, contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, and pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere.

For other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Rome trip itinerary planner.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June in Rome, expect temperatures between 34°C during the day and 21°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Carloforte.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

2
nights
Carloforte, Italy

Carloforte ©
Carloforte is a fishing and resort town of located on Isola di San Pietro, approximately 7km off the southwestern coast of Sardinia, in southern Sardinia, Italy.HistoryAccording to a legend, a local church was founded in the early 14th century in honour of hundreds of participants to the so-called Children's Crusade of 1212 who perished in a shipwreck just off the island on their way to North Africa during a gale. Explore hidden gems such as La Conca and Punta Delle Colonne. Take a break from the city and head to Spiaggia di San Nicolo' and Spiaggia di Girin. Get out of town with these interesting Carloforte side-trips: Pan di Zucchero (in Nebida) and Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato (in Tratalias). The adventure continues: enjoy the sand and surf at Spiaggia di Cala Fico and tour the pleasant surroundings at Cape Sandalo.

For maps, photos, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Carloforte online travel planner .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Rome to Carloforte. In June, daily temperatures in Carloforte can reach 36°C, while at night they dip to 19°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 12th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Carloforte

Parks Outdoors Beaches

Side Trips

Pan di Zucchero, Spiaggia di San Nicolo', Cattedrale di Santa Maria di Monserrato
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Spiaggia di Cala Fico ©
Spiaggia di Cala Fico
Spiaggia di Girin ©
Spiaggia di Girin
Cape Sandalo ©
Cape Sandalo

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.
Museum-lovers will appreciate Topkapi Palace and Rumeli Fortress. Visit Basilica Cistern and Galata Tower for their historical value. There's still lots to do: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , and admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For ratings, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul trip maker app .

Explore your travel options from Carloforte to Istanbul with the Route module. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Carloforte to Istanbul. When traveling from Carloforte in June, plan for little chillier days in Istanbul, with highs around 30°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 20°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 16th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul

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