16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Ubud, Indonesia
Fly:  14​h 30​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 30​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
3
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h
4
Venice, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  2​h
6
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 30​min
7
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  20​h
End: Ubud, Indonesia

2
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.
On the 15th (Fri), take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, explore the galleries of Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 16th (Sat): take a stroll through Ortakoy, take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , and finally admire the masterpieces at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church).

For maps, photos, ratings, and other tourist information, read Istanbul route builder app .

Ubud, Indonesia to Istanbul is an approximately 14.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and shuttle. The time zone changes from Central Indonesia Time (WITA) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -5 hour difference. Traveling from Ubud in November, you will find days in Istanbul are cooler (17°C), and nights are little chillier (17°C). Wrap up your sightseeing on the 16th (Sat) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque
Topkapi Palace ©
Topkapi Palace

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 17th (Sun): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then contemplate the long history of Matthias Church, then contemplate the long history of Halaszbastya, and finally admire the masterpieces at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 18th (Mon): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), then steep yourself in history at Dohány Street Synagogue, and finally wander the streets of Andrassy Avenue.

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

Getting from Istanbul to Budapest by flight takes about 3.5 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 2 hours traveling from Istanbul to Budapest. Traveling from Istanbul in November, you will find days in Budapest are a bit cooler (11°C), and nights are colder (2°C). Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to take a train to Vienna.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya

2
nights
Vienna, Austria

Vienna ©
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.
Kick off your visit on the 19th (Tue): step into the grandiose world of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Vienna Naschmarkt, then see the interesting displays at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of Maria Am Gestade.

For photos, maps, ratings, and other tourist information, go to the Vienna trip website .

Getting from Budapest to Vienna by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November in Vienna, expect temperatures between 11°C during the day and 3°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Venice.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
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Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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.
Kick off your visit on the 21st (Thu): see the interesting displays at Museo Ebraico di Venezia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica di San Marco, then get to know the fascinating history of Piazza San Marco, and finally contemplate the long history of Doge's Palace. On the 22nd (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: contemplate the waterfront views at Canal Grande, then steep yourself in history at Peggy Guggenheim Collection, and then enjoy breathtaking views from St Mark's Campanile.

Before you visit Venice, use our trip planner to discover what you can do and see there.

Getting from Vienna to Venice by flight takes about 4 hours. Other options: drive; or do a combination of flight and train. Traveling from Vienna in November, things will get a bit warmer in Venice: highs are around 15°C and lows about 7°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Fri) early enough to catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Venice

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica di San Marco
Basilica di San Marco
Doge's Palace ©
Doge's Palace
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Sat): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, then examine the collection at Pitti Palace, and finally see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery. On your second day here, get great views at Piazzale Michelangelo, enjoy breathtaking views from Campanile di Giotto, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, then take an in-depth tour of Basilica di Santa Croce, then take in the views from Ponte Vecchio, and finally don't miss a visit to The Baptistery of St. John.

For photos, reviews, more things to do, and more tourist information, read Florence road trip site .

Getting from Venice to Florence by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In November, plan for daily highs up to 19°C, and evening lows to 9°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 24th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

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

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 25th (Mon), admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain, explore the ancient world of Pantheon, then pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Colosseum, and finally explore the ancient world of Palatine Hill. Keep things going the next day: browse the exhibits of Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, and then don't miss a visit to Piazza Navona.

For maps, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, use the Rome trip planner .

Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In November, daytime highs in Rome are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Tue) so you can travel to Paris.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Vatican Museums
Vatican Museums

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Wed): take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then admire the masterpieces at Musee d'Orsay, and then make a trip to Eiffel Tower. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Le Marais, then admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, and then shop like a local with Champs-Elysees.

To find more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, go to the Paris vacation planner.

You can fly from Rome to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and flight; or drive. Traveling from Rome in November, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 12°C and lows about 6°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Thu) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Paris

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

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