11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Vijayawada, India
Fly:  18 h 45 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 45 min
3
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  2 h 15 min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 30 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  21 h 30 min
End: Vijayawada, India

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 7th (Wed): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On your second day here, take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, and then take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For reviews and more tourist information, read Istanbul trip planning site .

Vijayawada, India to Istanbul is an approximately 19-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from India Standard Time to Eastern European Time is minus 2 hours. Traveling from Vijayawada in November, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 17°C, while days are cooler, around 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Thu) to allow time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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.
On the 9th (Fri), admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), look for gifts at Herend Porcelain - Hadik Shop, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. On the 10th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, and finally admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue.

To see other places to visit, more things to do, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Budapest road trip planning tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Budapest in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Istanbul in November, plan for little chillier days and much colder nights in Budapest: temperatures range from 11°C by day to 2°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sat) early enough to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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 11th (Sun): contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, examine the collection at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then step into the grandiose world of Ca' d'Oro, and finally admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the striking features of Doge's Palace, then explore the world behind art at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then make a trip to St. Mark's Square.

To find ratings, traveler tips, maps, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Budapest to Venice in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in November, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Canal Grande ©
Canal Grande
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.
On the 13th (Tue), appreciate the history behind Campanile di Giotto, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, then admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio. Here are some ideas for day two: examine the collection at Galleria dell'Accademia, get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace.

For other places to visit, ratings, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Florence tour itinerary planning website .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 14th (Wed) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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 ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore

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.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum.

To see more things to do, where to stay, traveler tips, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome vacation site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 15th (Thu) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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