15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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15 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  9​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  6​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
train + subway:  3​h
3
Ravello, Italy
— 2 nights
bus + train:  5​h
4
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
6
Budapest, Hungary
— 3 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: New Delhi, India

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.
Get some historical perspective at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. Appreciate the collections at Topkapi Palace and Istanbul Arkeoloji Muzesi. Next up on the itinerary: wander the streets of Sultanahmet District, take in the spiritual surroundings of Yeni Camii, enjoy unforgettable views with a balloon tour, and take an in-depth tour of Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

To find photos, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, go to the Istanbul trip planner .

New Delhi, India to Istanbul is an approximately 9.5-hour flight. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from New Delhi to Istanbul. Traveling from New Delhi in October, expect nights in Istanbul to be about the same, around 26°C, while days are a bit cooler, around 28°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 4th (Fri) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Tours
Highlights from your plan
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District

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 5th (Sat): contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, then steep yourself in history at Roman Forum, then explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill, and finally contemplate the long history of Colosseum. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Galleria Borghese, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, then don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate the long history of Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

Quickly create a custom-made itinerary for Rome using our trip planner.

You can fly from Istanbul to Rome in 6 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Rome, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in October, expect a bit cooler with lows of 15°C in Rome. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 6th (Sun) to allow time to travel to Ravello.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
St. Peter's Basilica ©
St. Peter's Basilica
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum

2
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Start off your visit on the 7th (Mon): admire the landmark architecture of Villa Rufolo, kick back and relax at Lido di Ravello, and then enjoy the sand and surf at Fornillo. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Duomo di Ravello, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela, view the masterpieces at Ceramiche Cosmolena di Margherita di Palma, then pause for some serene contemplation at Duomo di Sant'Andrea, and finally kick back and relax at Spiaggia di castiglione.

For photos, maps, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Ravello attractions planner .

Traveling by combination of train and subway from Rome to Ravello takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Ravello when traveling from Rome in October, with lows around 20°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 8th (Tue) so you can travel to Florence.

Things to do in Ravello

Parks Beaches Outdoors

Side Trips

Duomo di Sant'Andrea, Fornillo
Highlights from your plan
Lido di Ravello ©
Lido di Ravello
Spiaggia di castiglione ©
Spiaggia di castiglione
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 9th (Wed), get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On the 10th (Thu), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto.

To see traveler tips, ratings, maps, and other tourist information, use the Florence sightseeing website .

You can do a combination of bus and train from Ravello to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to drive; or take a train. Traveling from Ravello in October, plan for slightly colder nights in Florence, with lows around 14°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) to allow enough time to travel to Prague.

Things to do in Florence

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 11th (Fri): step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Katedrala Svateho Vita, then take a stroll through StaromEstske namEsti, and finally contemplate the long history of Prasna brana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 12th (Sat): take in the views from Charles Bridge, then make a trip to Prague Astronomical Clock, then contemplate the long history of Lobkowicz Palace, and finally take a stroll through Lesser Town.

To see ratings, more things to do, where to stay, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip builder site .

You can do a combination of train and flight from Florence to Prague in 5.5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Traveling from Florence in October, expect Prague to be little chillier, temps between 15°C and 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 12th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
St. Vitus Cathedral ©
St. Vitus Cathedral

3
nights
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.
Start off your visit on the 13th (Sun): take a stroll through Andrassy Avenue, stop by Book Cafe - Lotz Terem, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya. Keep things going the next day: steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Gellert Hill Cave, then step off the mainland to explore Margaret Island, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika).

For reviews, traveler tips, where to stay, and other tourist information, read our Budapest trip itinerary maker tool .

You can fly from Prague to Budapest in 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In October, daily temperatures in Budapest can reach 19°C, while at night they dip to 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Tue) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

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