13 days in Europe Itinerary

13 days in Europe Itinerary

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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Venice, Italy
— 1 night
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Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
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Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
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Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
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Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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 2nd (Tue): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, admire the striking features of Hagia Sophia, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then take an in-depth tour of Galata Tower, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Rustem Pasha Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum, browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace.

To find ratings, more things to do, photos, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul road trip planning site.

Kolkata (Calcutta), India to Istanbul is an approximately 15-hour flight. The time zone changes from India Standard Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -2.5 hour difference. Traveling from Kolkata (Calcutta) in February, expect nights in Istanbul to be a bit cooler, around 11°C, while days are cooler, around 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 3rd (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums · Shopping

1
night
Venice, Italy

City of Romance

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.
Kick off your visit on the 4th (Thu): explore the activities along Canal Grande, take in the views from Ponte di Rialto, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then snap pictures at Ponte dei Sospiri, and finally see the interesting displays at Doge's Palace.

To find reviews, where to stay, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Venice journey builder app.

Fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Venice due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in February, plan for little chillier nights in Venice, with lows around 3°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 4th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites · Parks · Nature · Museums

2
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Rome, Italy

Eternal City

Aptly nicknamed the Eternal City, Rome is the birthplace of the Roman Empire, one of the world's greatest civilizations ever.
On the 5th (Fri), don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then steep yourself in history at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. On your second day here, take in the architecture and atmosphere at Santa Maria in Trastevere, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cupola di San Pietro, then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and finally explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese.

To find other places to visit, ratings, and other tourist information, read Rome trip planner.

Fly from Venice to Rome in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Venice in February: highs in Rome hover around 16°C, while lows dip to 5°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sat) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites · Museums

Side Trip

2
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Barcelona, Spain

Jewel of the Mediterranean

Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
On the 7th (Sun), stroll around Parc Guell, explore the engaging exhibits at CaixaForum Barcelona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Barcelona Cathedral, and finally wander the streets of El Barri Gòtic. On your second day here, steep yourself in history at Basilica de Santa Maria del Mar, then don't miss a visit to Casa Batllo, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the striking features of Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

For other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Barcelona trip itinerary maker app.

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In February, plan for daily highs up to 17°C, and evening lows to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 8th (Mon) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites · Neighborhoods · Parks · Childrens Museums

2
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Vienna, Austria

City of Dreams

The cultural, economic, and political center of the country, Vienna has developed from its early Celtic and Roman roots into a medieval and Baroque city, with an old town that was designated a World Heritage Site in 2001.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Tue): see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, then examine the collection at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, and then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace. Keep things going the next day: pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, and then meet the residents at Schönbrunn Zoo.

For more things to do, ratings, where to stay, and other tourist information, refer to the Vienna trip planning app.

You can fly from Barcelona to Vienna in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Barcelona in February, things will get slightly colder in Vienna: highs are around 5°C and lows about -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Wed) so you can drive to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites · Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums

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Budapest, Hungary

Pearl of the Danube

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 11th (Thu): contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion, contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, take in the views from Szechenyi Lanchid, then admire the striking features of Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), appreciate the history behind Heroes' Square, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then take in the views from Liberty Bridge (Szabadsag hid), and finally steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue.

To see ratings, photos, maps, and other tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip planning website.

You can drive from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or take a train. In February, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 7°C, while at night they dip to -1°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 13th (Sat) to allow time to travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites · Museums