12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Kolkata (Calcutta), India
Fly:  11​h 45​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 15​min
3
Cannes, France
— 3 nights
Drive:  5​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  15​h
End: Kolkata (Calcutta), 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 9th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern.

To find maps, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, you can read our Istanbul road trip planning tool .

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Istanbul is an approximately 12-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and bus. The time zone difference when traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) to Istanbul is minus 3 hours. Plan for slightly colder temperatures traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in June, with highs in Istanbul at 30°C and lows at 20°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 10th (Sun) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

1
night
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Sun): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church and then don't miss a visit to Fisherman's Bastion.

To find where to stay, ratings, photos, and more tourist information, read Budapest route planner .

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 6 hours. Other options: do a combination of bus and flight; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Budapest is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in June, Budapest is slightly colder at night with lows of 16°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Mon) so you can travel to Cannes.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
nights
Cannes, France

Cannes ©
Although its luxury shops, nightlife, casinos, and high-end restaurants give Cannes a feeling of exclusivity, this classic French Riviera city has alternatives to suit every budget.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Plage de Sylvabelle and Plage de Gigaro. We've included these beaches for you: Plage de Jean Blanc and Midi Plage. Change things up with a short trip to Plage des Esclamandes in Saint-Aygulf (about 58 minutes away). There's more to do: tour the pleasant surroundings at Plage du Ponteil.

To find traveler tips, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, go to the Cannes journey maker site .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Budapest to Cannes in 5.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. In June in Cannes, expect temperatures between 30°C during the day and 19°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 14th (Thu) to allow enough time to drive to Florence.

Things to do in Cannes

Outdoors Beaches Parks

Side Trips

La Croix-Valmer, Plage de Jean Blanc, Plage du Ponteil
Highlights from your plan
Plage de Gigaro ©
Plage de Gigaro
Plage de Sylvabelle ©
Plage de Sylvabelle
Plage de Jean Blanc ©
Plage de Jean Blanc

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 15th (Fri), see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then pause for some serene contemplation at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally contemplate the long history of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To find reviews, other places to visit, where to stay, and other tourist information, use the Florence itinerary planner .

You can drive from Cannes to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or do a combination of train and flight. In June, plan for daily highs up to 32°C, and evening lows to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) 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

2
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 17th (Sun), steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill and then explore the ancient world of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilica di San Pietro, explore the world behind art at Vatican Museums, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon.

For more things to do, where to stay, other places to visit, and more tourist information, use the Rome journey site .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 1.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 34°C in June, and nighttime lows around 21°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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