14 days in Europe Itinerary

14 days in Europe Itinerary

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14 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Manchester, United States
Drive + Fly:  19​h 30​min
1
Dublin, Ireland
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly + Drive:  18​h
End: Manchester, United States

2
nights
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
Kick off your visit on the 7th (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, stroll through Phoenix Park, and then steep yourself in history at Kilmainham Gaol. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 8th (Sun): enjoy some diversion at Awesome Walls Climbing Centre, sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then tour the pleasant surroundings at St. Stephen's Green, and finally make a trip to Merrion Square.

For more things to do and tourist information, use the Dublin tour builder .

Manchester, USA to Dublin is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Eastern Standard Time to Greenwich Mean Time, which is usually a 5 hour difference. In April, daily temperatures in Dublin can reach 53°F, while at night they dip to 37°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 9th (Mon) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol Museum ©
Kilmainham Gaol Museum
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Barcelona, Spain

Barcelona ©
Barcelona, the country’s second-largest city, is a cosmopolitan urban center known for its throbbing youthful energy and stellar architecture.
Start off your visit on the 9th (Mon): pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, where to stay, and more tourist information, you can read our Barcelona online route planner .

Traveling by flight from Dublin to Barcelona takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or do a combination of bus and flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 1 hour traveling from Dublin to Barcelona. Traveling from Dublin in April, expect Barcelona to be a bit warmer, temps between 66°F and 52°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 11th (Wed) so you can travel to Budapest.

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 Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

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.
Kick off your visit on the 11th (Wed): make a trip to Fisherman's Bastion and then snap pictures at Chain Bridge (Szechenyi lanchid).

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and more tourist information, go to the Budapest trip website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Expect little chillier evenings in Budapest when traveling from Barcelona in April, with lows around 40°F. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 12th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere
Szechenyi Chain Bridge ©
Szechenyi Chain Bridge

3
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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Fri): admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Rustem Pasha Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 14th (Sat): get engrossed in the history at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and then take a stroll through Ortakoy.

To see ratings, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip builder website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and bus; or drive. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 1 hour. Traveling from Budapest in April, expect a bit warmer with lows of 46°F in Istanbul. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 15th (Sun) to allow time for travel to Venice.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Ortakoy ©
Ortakoy

2
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.
Start off your visit on the 16th (Mon): explore the galleries of Porta della Carta, then snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, then explore the activities along Canal Grande, and finally get to know the fascinating history of St. Mark's Square.

For traveler tips, reviews, photos, and tourist information, use the Venice trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to Venice in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Eastern European Time (EET) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -1 hour difference. In April, plan for daily highs up to 65°F, and evening lows to 48°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 17th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Venice

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

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 (Tue), admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica di San Pietro. On the 18th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Galleria Borghese, delve into the distant past at Colosseum, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally pause for some serene contemplation at St. Clement Basilica.

To find where to stay, maps, ratings, and tourist information, go to the Rome online trip builder .

Traveling by flight from Venice to Rome takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can take a train; or drive. In April, daytime highs in Rome are 69°F, while nighttime lows are 49°F. You will have some time to spend on the 19th (Thu) before leaving for home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

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