12 days in Mumbai & Europe Itinerary

12 days in Mumbai & Europe Itinerary

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12 days in Mumbai & Europe Itinerary

Start: Dubai, United Arab Emirates
Drive:  4​h
1
Mumbai, India
— Few hours
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  2​h 15​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 30​min
5
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  8​h 45​min
End: Dubai, United Arab Emirates

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Mumbai, India

Mumbai
Only one word accurately describes India's commercial capital Mumbai: big.
To see photos, where to stay, and more tourist information, refer to the Mumbai travel route planner.

Dubai, United Arab Emirates to Mumbai is an approximately 4-hour combination of bus and flight. You can also fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Gulf Standard Time (GST) to India Standard Time (IST) is 1 hour. Traveling from Dubai in September, things will get little chillier in Mumbai: highs are around 36°C and lows about 28°C. On the 14th (Fri), you're off toIstanbul.

Things to do in Mumbai

Parks Tours Shopping

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.
Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya). Ortakoy and Sultanahmet District are good opportunities to explore the local culture. There's much more to do: delve into the distant past at Basilica Cistern, take in the spiritual surroundings of Rustem Pasha Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

For more things to do, ratings, traveler tips, and tourist information, use the Istanbul online holiday builder .

Traveling by flight from Mumbai to Istanbul takes 9.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Mumbai to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Mumbai in September, plan for little chillier days and about the same nights in Istanbul: temperatures range from 26°C by day to 26°C at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Mon) so you can travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

3
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.
Visit Peggy Guggenheim Collection and St. Mark's Square for their historical value. Museum-lovers will appreciate Doge's Palace and Gallerie dell'Accademia. Next up on the itinerary: explore the activities along Canal Grande, admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, contemplate the long history of Ponte dei Sospiri, and pause for some serene contemplation at San Giorgio Maggiore.

To see photos, ratings, and tourist information, read Venice trip itinerary maker site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Venice takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice. Traveling from Istanbul in September, Venice is a bit cooler at night with lows of 17°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Thu) so you can take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 21st (Fri): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, then explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Galleria dell'Accademia, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, and finally snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio.

For maps, traveler tips, photos, and tourist information, refer to the Florence trip planner .

You can take a train from Venice to Florence in 2.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a bus. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sat) early enough to take a train to Rome.

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 23rd (Sun): don't miss a visit to St. Peter's Basilica, explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and then contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Mon): admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon.

For other places to visit, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary maker .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 1.5 hours. Other options are to drive; or fly. In September, daily temperatures in Rome can reach 32°C, while at night they dip to 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 25th (Tue) to allow time for 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
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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