10 days in Europe Itinerary

10 days in Europe Itinerary

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10 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Orlando, United States
Fly:  17 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  15 h
End: Orlando, United States

1
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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Keep things going the next day: admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, then admire the striking features of Suleymaniye Cami , then explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), and finally see the interesting displays at Rahmi M. Koc Museum.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul vacation maker tool .

Orlando, USA to Istanbul is an approximately 17.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. You'll lose 8 hours traveling from Orlando to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Orlando in August, with highs in Istanbul at 85°F and lows at 71°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Sun) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum ©
Hagia Sophia Museum
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 27th (Mon): explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, and then explore the activities along Canal Grande. Keep things going the next day: admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, and then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie dell'Accademia.

For other places to visit, traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Venice trip itinerary builder tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Venice is minus 2 hours. Expect little chillier evenings in Venice when traveling from Istanbul in August, with lows around 66°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Peggy Guggenheim Collection ©
Peggy Guggenheim Collection
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 29th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, and then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

To see traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Florence trip tool .

Traveling by train from Venice to Florence takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. August in Florence sees daily highs of 86°F and lows of 64°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 30th (Thu) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
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.
Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Palatine Hill and Piazza Navona. Deepen your sense of the past at sights like Vatican Museums and Colosseum. And it doesn't end there: steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica, admire the striking features of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To see other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and more tourist information, use the Rome online vacation planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In August in Rome, expect temperatures between 90°F during the day and 69°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 2nd (Sun) to allow time for travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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