11 days in Europe Itinerary

11 days in Europe Itinerary

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11 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  10​h
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
2
Paris, France
— 3 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1​h 45​min
4
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14​h 15​min
End: Mumbai, India

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 31st (Thu): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Galata Tower, admire the striking features of Basilica Cistern, hunt for treasures at Kapali Carsi, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami , and finally explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find ratings, where to stay, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul driving holiday planner .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 10-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul is minus 2 hours. While traveling from Mumbai, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

3
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.
Get a sense of the local culture at Eiffel Tower and Louvre Museum. Your inner history buff will appreciate Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Saint Germain des Pres Quarter. There's much more to do: explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, get to know the fascinating history of Champs-Elysees, pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and take a stroll through Montmartre.

To find maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Paris trip itinerary site .

You can fly from Istanbul to Paris in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In November, Paris is slightly colder than Istanbul - with highs of 12°C and lows of 6°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
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Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 5th (Tue), view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then steep yourself in history at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then make a trip to Piazza della Signoria, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

To find traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

Getting from Paris to Florence by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect a bit warmer weather when traveling from Paris in November: highs in Florence hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 9°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 6th (Wed) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping
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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.
On the 7th (Thu), make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Fri): explore the galleries of Vatican Museums, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese.

To see traveler tips, photos, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary builder site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, plan for daily highs up to 20°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Sat) early enough to 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
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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