16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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Prague, Czech Republic
— 1 night
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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3
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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4
Ravello, Italy
— 1 night
Drive
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 3 nights

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Prague, Czech Republic — 1 night

City of a Hundred Spires

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.
Kick off your visit on the 3rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle, admire the striking features of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then take a stroll through Lesser Town. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Sun): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, appreciate the extensive heritage of Staromestske namesti, then admire the striking features of Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge.

To see ratings, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Prague journey site.

Barcelona, Spain to Prague is an approximately 5.5-hour flight. You can also drive; or take a train. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Prague reach 22°C and lows reach 12°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Sun) so you can fly to Budapest.
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Budapest, Hungary — 3 nights

Pearl of the Danube

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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Matthias Church and House of Terror Museum. Get some historical perspective at Fisherman's Bastion and Liberty Statue. There's much more to do: take in the architecture and atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), admire the landmark architecture of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), make a trip to Shoes on the Danube Bank, and ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building.

For reviews, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Budapest online visit planner.

Fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. In September, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 13°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Wed) early enough to catch the flight to Istanbul.
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Istanbul, Turkey — 2 nights

Queen of Cities

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 8th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami . On the 9th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the world behind art at Chora Museum, take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, then admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Ayasofya Hurrem Sultan Hamam.

To find more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, use the Istanbul trip website.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in September, with lows around 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 9th (Fri) to allow time to fly to Ravello.
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Find places to stay Sep 7 — 9:

Ravello, Italy — 1 night

Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
On the 10th (Sat), stop by Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, see the interesting displays at Museo della Carta, admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, then admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello.

For where to stay, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, read our Ravello road trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Ravello takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Turkey Time (TRT) to Central European Standard Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit warmer days and about the same nights in Ravello: temperatures range from 30°C by day to 24°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to drive to Rome.
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Rome, Italy — 2 nights

Eternal City

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 11th (Sun): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese. On the 12th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Museo Nazionale di Castel Sant'Angelo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, and finally admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums.

To see traveler tips, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Rome tour website.

You can drive from Ravello to Rome in 3.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of taxi and train; or take a bus. Plan for slightly colder nights when traveling from Ravello in September since evenings lows in Rome dip to 18°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Mon) early enough to catch the train to Florence.
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Find places to stay Sep 10 — 12:

Florence, Italy — 3 nights

Birthplace of the Italian Renaissance

Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Do some cultural sightseeing at Castello del Trebbio and Basilica of Santa Croce. Let the collections at Florence Academy of Fine Arts and Pitti Palace capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, get a sense of history and politics at Palazzo Vecchio, and take in the views from Ponte Vecchio.

To see reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can fly; or drive. In September, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 30°C, while at night they dip to 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Thu) so you can fly to Barcelona.
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Find places to stay Sep 12 — 15:

Barcelona, Spain — 3 nights

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Get some historical perspective at Basilica de la Sagrada Familia and Las Ramblas. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like El Barri Gòtic and Museu Picasso. Next up on the itinerary: make a trip to Casa Batllo, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, indulge your senses at some of the top wineries in the area, and admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona holiday planner.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Florence in September, plan for a bit warmer nights in Barcelona, with lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.
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