11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Fort Lauderdale, United States
+2
Train + Tram + Fly:  13 h 15 min
1
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  1 h 30 min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly + Drive:  8 h 45 min
5
Le Lavandou, France
— 1 day
Taxi + Train:  4 h 30 min
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h 30 min
End: Fort Lauderdale, United States

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.
On the 1st (Sat), contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then steep yourself in history at Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, then admire the striking features of Pantheon, and finally steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip itinerary planner.

Fort Lauderdale, USA to Rome is an approximately 13.5-hour combination of bus, tram, and flight. You can also do a combination of bus, tram, flight, and train; or do a combination of flight and train. You'll lose 6 hours traveling from Fort Lauderdale to Rome due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Fort Lauderdale in September, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 81°F and 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 2nd (Sun) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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 3rd (Mon): see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 4th (Tue): admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Campanile di Giotto, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John.

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You can take a train from Rome to Florence in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daytime highs in Florence are 78°F, while nighttime lows are 59°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Tue) early enough to catch the train to Venice.

Things to do in Florence

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 5th (Wed): admire the landmark architecture of St Mark's Campanile, make a trip to St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and finally contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find reviews, traveler tips, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Venice itinerary website .

Traveling by train from Florence to Venice takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. September in Venice sees daily highs of 77°F and lows of 59°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 5th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Piazza San Marco ©
Piazza San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande

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.
Start off your visit on the 6th (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum.

For reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul travel route planning website .

You can fly from Venice to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Venice to Istanbul is 2 hours. When traveling from Venice in September, plan for slightly colder days in Istanbul, with highs around 72°F, while nights are a bit warmer with lows around 72°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 7th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Le Lavandou.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
day
Le Lavandou, France

Le Lavandou ©
Le Lavandou is a commune in the Var department in the Provence-Alpes-Côte d'Azur region in southeastern France. On the 8th (Sat), enjoy the sand and surf at Plage de l'Anglade, then kick back and relax at Plage d'Aiguebelle, and then tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage de Jean Blanc.

To find traveler tips, reviews, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Le Lavandou trip tool .

The Route module can help you plan travel from Istanbul to Le Lavandou. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET) is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for a bit cooler nights in Le Lavandou, with lows around 60°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Sat) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Le Lavandou

Parks Outdoors Beaches
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc
Plage d'Aiguebelle ©
Plage d'Aiguebelle

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.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Sun): take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris, then see the interesting displays at Musee d'Orsay, and then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then take a stroll through Île de la Cité.

For reviews, more things to do, maps, and other tourist information, go to the Paris trip builder app .

You can do a combination of bus and flight from Le Lavandou to Paris in 4.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and train; or drive. Plan for little chillier temperatures traveling from Le Lavandou in September, with highs in Paris at 70°F and lows at 53°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 10th (Mon) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris ©
Cathédrale Notre-Dame de Paris

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