12 days in Europe Itinerary

12 days in Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Mumbai, India
Fly:  9 h 15 min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h 45 min
2
Venice, Italy
— 1 night
Train:  2 h 15 min
3
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train + Bus:  5 h
4
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
Subway + Train:  2 h 45 min
5
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4 h 30 min
6
Cannes, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  12 h
End: Mumbai, 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.
Kick off your visit on the 1st (Mon): take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami .

For ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Istanbul travel route site .

Mumbai, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. You can also drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul. While traveling from Mumbai, expect slightly colder days and about the same nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 28°C to lows of 26°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Tue) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 3rd (Wed): don't miss a visit to St. Mark's Square, then admire the landmark architecture of Doge's Palace, and then contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande.

To find traveler tips, other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Venice journey app .

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 weather when traveling from Istanbul in October: highs in Venice hover around 22°C, while lows dip to 12°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 4th (Thu), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, and finally admire the masterpieces at Uffizi Galleries. Keep things going the next day: take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, and then admire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace.

To see photos, more things to do, and more tourist information, use the Florence trip planning site .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daytime highs in Florence are 25°C, while nighttime lows are 14°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 5th (Fri) early enough to travel to Ravello.

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

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Best known for its celebrated terraced gardens, Ravello is a hidden gem of Italy's Amalfi Coast.
Kick off your visit on the 6th (Sat): take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Sant'Andrea, stroll through Bagni d'Arienzo, and then kick back and relax at Fornillo. On the 7th (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the exciting artwork at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, contemplate the long history of Duomo di Ravello, steep yourself in history at Villa Rufolo, then admire the natural beauty at Villa Cimbrone Gardens, and finally tour the pleasant surroundings at Lido di Ravello.

To see more things to do, maps, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Ravello sightseeing planner .

Traveling by combination of train and taxi from Florence to Ravello takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in October since evenings lows in Ravello dip to 20°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 7th (Sun) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Positano, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Villa Cimbrone Gardens ©
Villa Cimbrone Gardens
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

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.
Kick off your visit on the 8th (Mon): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, and then admire the striking features of Pantheon. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 9th (Tue): delve into the distant past at Colosseum, delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and then explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

For ratings, maps, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary planning website .

You can do a combination of taxi, subway, and train from Ravello to Rome in 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for little chillier nights in Rome, with lows around 15°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 9th (Tue) so you can travel to Cannes.

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

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 10th (Wed): wander the streets of Rue d'Antibes and then don't miss a visit to La Croisette. Here are some ideas for day two: tour the pleasant surroundings at Coco Beach and then kick back and relax at Plage des Esclamandes.

To find photos, more things to do, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Cannes tour itinerary planner .

Traveling by combination of flight and train from Rome to Cannes takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In October, daily temperatures in Cannes can reach 25°C, while at night they dip to 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 11th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Cannes

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Shopping

Side Trip

Coco Beach
Highlights from your plan
La Croisette ©
La Croisette
Rue d'Antibes ©
Rue d'Antibes

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