16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Hyderabad, India
Fly:  13​h
1
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Barcelona, Spain
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
6
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
7
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: Hyderabad, India

2
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 9th (Wed): steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, and finally get a sense of history and politics at Hungarian Parliament Building. On your second day here, admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge.

To find other places to visit, ratings, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read Budapest trip itinerary planner.

Hyderabad, India to Budapest is an approximately 13-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of flight and shuttle. You'll gain 4 hours traveling from Hyderabad to Budapest due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Hyderabad in October, expect Budapest to be much colder, temps between 19°C and 7°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 10th (Thu) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

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.
On the 11th (Fri), wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, take some stellar pictures from Prague Astronomical Clock, then snap pictures at Charles Bridge, and finally wander the streets of Lesser Town. On the 12th (Sat), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: step into the grandiose world of Prague Castle, take in the spiritual surroundings of Katedrala Svateho Vita, and then take some stellar pictures from Petřín.

To see maps, other places to visit, reviews, and other tourist information, go to the Prague trip planner .

Fly from Budapest to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. Traveling from Budapest in October, you will find days in Prague are a bit cooler (15°C), and nights are about the same (7°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sat) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti

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.
Kick off your visit on the 13th (Sun): make a trip to Place de la Concorde, explore and take pictures at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum. On the 14th (Mon), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, take a stroll through Le Marais, then step off the mainland to explore Île de la Cité, and finally admire the natural beauty at Luxembourg Gardens.

To see where to stay, photos, traveler tips, and other tourist information, read our Paris journey planner.

Traveling by flight from Prague to Paris takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Expect somewhat warmer weather when traveling from Prague in October: highs in Paris hover around 19°C, while lows dip to 10°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 14th (Mon) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Arc de Triomphe ©
Arc de Triomphe

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
Kick off your visit on the 15th (Tue): make a trip to Elevador de Santa Justa, then wander the streets of Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally take in nature's colorful creations at Quinta da Regaleira. Here are some ideas for day two: meet the residents at Lisbon Oceanarium, see the interesting displays at Museu Nacional do Azulejo, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

To find photos, reviews, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Lisbon road trip site .

Fly from Paris to Lisbon in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Paris to Lisbon. Traveling from Paris in October, things will get a bit warmer in Lisbon: highs are around 28°C and lows about 17°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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 17th (Thu): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, then appreciate the extensive heritage of El Barri Gòtic, then don't miss a visit to Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally pause for some photo ops at Casa Batllo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at Casa Mila - La Pedrera, then walk around Parc Guell, and then explore the world behind art at Museu Picasso.

To see maps, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, refer to the Barcelona visit planner .

Traveling by flight from Lisbon to Barcelona takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference moving from Western European Time to Central European Time is 1 hour. Expect a daytime high around 26°C in October, and nighttime lows around 18°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Museums 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
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Sat): take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and finally admire the striking features of Campanile di Giotto. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: examine the collection at Pitti Palace, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, then take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find maps, ratings, reviews, and more tourist information, use the Florence route maker website .

Traveling by flight from Barcelona to Florence takes 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Barcelona in October, Florence is slightly colder at night with lows of 14°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 20th (Sun) so you can catch the train to Rome.

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 ©

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Mon): make a trip to Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the next day, admire the landmark architecture of Vatican Museums, then contemplate the long history of St. Peter's Basilica, and then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill.

For traveler tips, reviews, maps, and other tourist information, read Rome trip itinerary site .

Take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In October, plan for daily highs up to 26°C, and evening lows to 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Wed) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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