12 days in New Delhi & Europe Itinerary

12 days in New Delhi & Europe Itinerary

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12 days in New Delhi & Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
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New Delhi, India
— 1 day
Fly:  9​h 15​min
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
6
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
7
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: New Delhi, India

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day
New Delhi, India

Designed by notable English architects and proclaimed India's capital in 1931, New Delhi sits in the middle of a sprawling metropolitan area with a population of over 25 million.
On the 19th (Thu), let your taste buds guide you at a local gastronomic tour and then take in nature's colorful creations at Humayun's Tomb.

For reviews, other places to visit, photos, and tourist information, you can read our New Delhi trip itinerary builder website .

If you are flying in from India, the closest major airport is Indira Gandhi International Airport. In September, daytime highs in New Delhi are 41°C, while nighttime lows are 30°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 19th (Thu) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in New Delhi

Tours Historic Sites
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Food Tours
Humayun's Tomb ©
Humayun's Tomb

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 20th (Fri): admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then steep yourself in history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque. On the 21st (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, then enjoy breathtaking views from Galata Tower, then admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see maps, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Istanbul journey maker app .

You can fly from New Delhi to Istanbul in 9.5 hours. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul due to the time zone difference. While traveling from New Delhi, expect much colder days and slightly colder nights in Istanbul, ranging from highs of 26°C to lows of 26°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Sat) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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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 22nd (Sun), explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, make a trip to Trevi Fountain, then admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Peter's Basilica. On the next day, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, then take an in-depth tour of Musei Capitolini, and then delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To see ratings, reviews, maps, and more tourist information, you can read our Rome journey maker tool .

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time to Central European Time, which is usually a -2 hour difference. When traveling from Istanbul in September, plan for somewhat warmer days and little chillier nights in Rome: temperatures range from 32°C by day to 18°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 23rd (Mon) early enough to take a train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
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Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Start off your visit on the 24th (Tue): examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, explore the world behind art at Uffizi Galleries, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo. On the next day, take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then snap pictures at Ponte Vecchio, and finally make a trip to The Baptistery of St. John.

For ratings, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, you can read our Florence trip planner.

Traveling by train from Rome to Florence takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In September, plan for daily highs up to 30°C, and evening lows to 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 25th (Wed) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©

1
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Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 26th (Thu), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally appreciate the history behind Casa Batllo.

To see other places to visit, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona attractions planner.

You can fly from Florence to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Florence in September since evenings lows in Barcelona dip to 21°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 26th (Thu) early enough to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Fri): head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then pause for some photo ops at Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the galleries of Louvre Museum. Keep things going the next day: take in nature's colorful creations at Luxembourg Gardens, admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

For reviews, ratings, maps, and tourist information, you can read our Paris holiday builder website .

Fly from Barcelona to Paris in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Expect a bit cooler temperatures when traveling from Barcelona in September; daily highs in Paris reach 24°C and lows reach 13°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Sat) to allow time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Paris

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

2
nights
Prague, Czech Republic

Prague ©
Prague lures millions of tourists each year with its World Heritage-listed medieval city center--a labyrinth of narrow lanes, bridges, cathedrals, and palaces overlooked by a thousand-year-old castle.
Kick off your visit on the 29th (Sun): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, admire the landmark architecture of Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally don't miss a visit to StaromEstske namEsti.

To find reviews, photos, ratings, and tourist information, read our Prague trip maker site .

You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. In September, plan for daily highs up to 22°C, and evening lows to 12°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 30th (Mon) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
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Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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