16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
+2
Fly + train + bus:  19​h
1
Ravello, Italy
— 3 nights
subway + train:  3​h
2
Rome, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
+2
train + shuttle + Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 30​min
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 3 nights
Fly:  16​h 30​min
End: San Francisco, United States

3
nights
Ravello, Italy

Ravello ©
Popular historic sites such as Duomo di Ravello and Villa Rufolo are in your itinerary. Get a sense of the local culture at Le Vigne di Raito and Ceramiche d'Arte Carmela. Get out of town with these interesting Ravello side-trips: Positano (Bagni d'Arienzo Beach Club, Positano & Fornillo).

To find more things to do, where to stay, maps, and more tourist information, read our Ravello trip itinerary builder .

San Francisco, USA to Ravello is an approximately 19-hour combination of flight, train, and bus. The time zone changes from Pacific Standard Time to Central European Time, which is usually a 9 hour difference. Traveling from San Francisco in August, things will get a bit warmer in Ravello: highs are around 85°F and lows about 76°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 20th (Tue) early enough to travel to Rome.

Things to do in Ravello

Beaches Outdoors Parks

Side Trips

Positano, Lido Capo di Conca, Le Vigne di Raito, Duomo di Sant'Andrea
Highlights from your plan
Duomo di Ravello ©
Duomo di Ravello
Fornillo ©
Fornillo
Le Vigne di Raito ©
Le Vigne di Raito

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.
Colosseum and St. Peter's Basilica will appeal to history buffs. You'll explore the less-touristy side of things at Church of St. Louis of the French and Santa Maria in Trastevere. And it doesn't end there: explore the ancient world of Pantheon, admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, don't miss a visit to Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore, and take an unorthodox tour of Catacombe di San Callisto.

To see more things to do, traveler tips, reviews, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip itinerary builder app .

Traveling by combination of subway and train from Ravello to Rome takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Plan for a bit cooler nights when traveling from Ravello in August since evenings lows in Rome dip to 69°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Fri) so you can catch the train to Florence.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Explore hidden gems such as Duomo di Siena and Basilica di Santa Croce. You'll explore and learn at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Step out of Florence with an excursion to Piazza del Campo in Siena--about 1h 15 min away. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery, take some stellar pictures from Piazzale Michelangelo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, and pause for some photo ops at Campanile di Giotto.

To find photos, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, read our Florence online trip itinerary builder .

Take a train from Rome to Florence in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Traveling from Rome in August, Florence is a bit cooler at night with lows of 64°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 26th (Mon) so you can travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery ©
Academy Of Florence Art Gallery

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 27th (Tue): contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally make a trip to Halaszbastya. On your second day here, admire the striking features of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar), then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue.

To see where to stay, maps, photos, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest trip itinerary builder app .

Getting from Florence to Budapest by combination of train and flight takes about 5.5 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. Expect a daytime high around 82°F in August, and nighttime lows around 60°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 28th (Wed) so you can travel to Prague.

Things to do in Budapest

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

3
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.
StaromEstske namEsti and Katedrala Svateho Vita are good opportunities to explore the local culture. Visit Prague Castle and Prague Astronomical Clock for their historical value. There's lots more to do: wander the streets of Lesser Town, take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, contemplate the long history of Prasna brana, and stroll the grounds of Stary zidovsky Hrbitov.

To see where to stay, other places to visit, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Prague trip itinerary planner.

Getting from Budapest to Prague by flight takes about 4.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Prague, ranging from highs of 76°F to lows of 57°F. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 31st (Sat) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Neighborhoods Museums
Highlights from your plan
Katedrala Svateho Vita ©
Katedrala Svateho Vita
StaromEstske namEsti ©
StaromEstske namEsti
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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