16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Pune, India
Fly:  12​h 15​min
1
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
2
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
3
Rome, Italy
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
4
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
5
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
6
Dublin, Ireland
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h 45​min
7
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  11​h 15​min
End: Pune, India

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.
Kids will enjoy Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) and Basilica Cistern. There's still lots to do: admire the landmark architecture of Dolmabahce Palace, get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, admire the masterpieces at Istanbul Modern Museum, and contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Suleymaniye Cami .

To find other places to visit, reviews, ratings, and other tourist information, refer to the Istanbul travel planner .

Pune, India to Istanbul is an approximately 12.5-hour flight. You can also drive. The time zone changes from India Standard Time (IST) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. In May in Istanbul, expect temperatures between 25°C during the day and 15°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 13th (Mon) early enough to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Dolmabahce Palace ©
Dolmabahce Palace
Kapali Carsi ©
Kapali Carsi

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.
Kick off your visit on the 14th (Tue): try out the rides at Palatinus Strandfürdő, have fun at Zugligeti Libego, then steep yourself in history at Matthias Church, and finally contemplate the long history of Fisherman's Bastion. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: snap pictures at Szechenyi Chain Bridge, see the interesting displays at House of Terror Museum, then don't miss a visit to Hősök tere, and finally ponder the world of politics at Parliament.

To find reviews, more things to do, traveler tips, and tourist information, read our Budapest day trip site .

Traveling by flight from Istanbul to Budapest takes 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Traveling from Istanbul to Budapest, you'll gain 2 hours due to the time zone difference. Expect slightly colder evenings in Budapest when traveling from Istanbul in May, with lows around 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) so you can travel to Rome.

Things to do in Budapest

Parks Theme Parks Nature
Highlights from your plan
Palatinus Strandfürdő ©
Palatinus Strandfürdő
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hősök tere ©
Hősök tere

1
night
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 16th (Thu): admire the landmark architecture of Pantheon, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally delve into the distant past at Colosseum.

To find reviews, traveler tips, more things to do, and more tourist information, read our Rome trip website .

You can do a combination of flight and train from Budapest to Rome in 5 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. Expect a bit warmer evenings in Rome when traveling from Budapest in May, with lows around 17°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 16th (Thu) early enough to travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill

1
night
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 (Fri): tour the pleasant surroundings at Park Guell, pause for some serene contemplation at Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and then appreciate the history behind Casa Mila - La Pedrera.

To find other places to visit, traveler tips, more things to do, and tourist information, use the Barcelona trip planner .

You can fly from Rome to Barcelona in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. May in Barcelona sees daily highs of 25°C and lows of 16°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) so you can travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Parks Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Mila - La Pedrera ©
Casa Mila - La Pedrera

2
nights
Lisbon, Portugal

Lisbon ©
Built on seven hills, Lisbon has experienced a renaissance in recent years, making it the cultural star of Portugal.
On the 18th (Sat), take in the spiritual surroundings of Jeronimos Monastery, wander the streets of Belém Tower, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Lisbon Oceanarium. Keep things going the next day: make a trip to Santa Justa Lift, choose your vessel at Lisbon by Boat, then take a stroll through Alfama, and finally explore the historical opulence of Castelo de S. Jorge.

To see other places to visit, where to stay, photos, and more tourist information, use the Lisbon trip planner .

You can fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and bus; or drive. Due to the time zone difference, you'll gain 1 hour traveling from Barcelona to Lisbon. May in Lisbon sees daily highs of 28°C and lows of 15°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 19th (Sun) so you can travel to Dublin.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower

1
night
Dublin, Ireland

Dublin ©
A history spanning over a thousand years, vibrant nightlife, and a mix of Georgian and modern architecture make Dublin a popular European tourist destination.
On the 20th (Mon), explore and take pictures at Croke Park Stadium, then tour the pleasant surroundings at Phoenix Park, and then explore the galleries of Kilmainham Gaol. Keep things going the next day: contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Saint Patrick's Cathedral, then sample the tasty concoctions at Guinness Storehouse, then stroll through St. Stephen's Green, and finally steep yourself in history at Trinity College Dublin.

For photos and more tourist information, read Dublin online trip planner .

You can fly from Lisbon to Dublin in 6 hours. Another option is to do a combination of bus, train, and ferry. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Lisbon in May, with highs in Dublin at 17°C and lows at 7°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 21st (Tue) so you can travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in Dublin

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Kilmainham Gaol ©
Kilmainham Gaol
Guinness Storehouse ©
Guinness Storehouse
Phoenix Park ©
Phoenix Park

2
nights
Stockholm, Sweden

Stockholm ©
One of Europe's most culturally diverse cities, Stockholm extends over 14 islands, united by a series of tunnels and bridges.
Kids will enjoy Vasa Museum and Royal Palace. There's still lots to do: examine the collection at Skansen, ponder the world of politics at Stockholm City Hall, get in on the family fun at Junibacken, and head off the coast to Langholmen.

To see where to stay, ratings, maps, and more tourist information, read Stockholm trip planning tool .

You can fly from Dublin to Stockholm in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can take a bus. The time zone difference moving from Greenwich Mean Time (GMT) to Central European Time (CET) is 1 hour. In May in Stockholm, expect temperatures between 18°C during the day and 6°C at night. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 24th (Fri) so you can travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Parks Theme Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Junibacken ©
Junibacken

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