15 days in Europe Itinerary

15 days in Europe Itinerary

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Start: Charlotte, United States
Fly:  13 h
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  5 h
2
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  3 h 15 min
3
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  4 h 30 min
4
Venice, Italy
— 3 nights
Drive:  2 h 15 min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
Train:  1 h 45 min
6
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  14 h
End: Charlotte, United States

1
night
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 19th (Sun): steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower and then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum and then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

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Charlotte, USA to Paris is an approximately 13-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Eastern Standard Time (EST) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is 6 hours. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Charlotte - with highs of 60°F and lows of 42°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 20th (Mon) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre ©
Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 cultural insight at Historic Areas of Istanbul and Hagia Sophia Museum. Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Sultanahmet District and Suleymaniye Cami . There's still lots to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, admire the masterpieces at Chora Museum, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, and take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower.

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You can fly from Paris to Istanbul in 7.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of car and train. Due to the time zone difference, you'll lose 2 hours traveling from Paris to Istanbul. Expect a daytime high around 64°F in April, and nighttime lows around 46°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Thu) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Historic Areas of Istanbul ©
Historic Areas of Istanbul
Sultanahmet District ©
Sultanahmet District
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami

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 24th (Fri): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, thencontemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), thensteep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Fisherman's Bastion.

To find ratings and more tourist information, refer to the Budapest day trip app.

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. You'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Istanbul in April, you can expect nighttime temperatures to be a bit cooler in Budapest, with lows of 40°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Fisherman's Bastion ©
Fisherman's Bastion
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika) ©

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.
Get some historical perspective at Piazza San Marco and San Giorgio Maggiore. Satisfy your inner culture vulture at Doge's Palace and St Mark's Campanile. There's lots more to do: admire the striking features of Basilica di San Marco, snap pictures at Ponte di Rialto, explore the world behind art at Gallerie dell'Accademia, and steep yourself in history at Ponte dei Sospiri.

To find traveler tips, ratings, reviews, and tourist information, read Venice trip planner.

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Venice takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a shuttle. Traveling from Budapest in April, Venice is somewhat warmer at night with lows of 49°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 27th (Mon) so you can go by car to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

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

2
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
On the 28th (Tue), appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza della Signoria, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, thentake in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, thenadmire the masterpieces at Pitti Palace, and finally admire the masterpieces at Florence Academy of Fine Arts. On the 29th (Wed), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, thentake in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at The Baptistery of St. John.

To find ratings, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Florence online trip itinerary builder.

You can drive from Venice to Florence in 3 hours. Other options are to take a train; or fly. In April, daily temperatures in Florence can reach 67°F, while at night they dip to 50°F. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 29th (Wed) to allow time to take a train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Campanile di Giotto ©
Campanile di Giotto
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore
The Baptistery of St. John ©
The Baptistery of St. John

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.
Eschew the tourist crowds and head to Santa Maria in Trastevere and Church of St. Louis of the French. Your cultural itinerary includes sights like Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica. And it doesn't end there: delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, and pause for some serene contemplation at Pantheon.

To find other places to visit, reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, read Rome trip site.

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. April in Rome sees daily highs of 69°F and lows of 49°F at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 2nd (Sat) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

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

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