16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: San Francisco, United States
Fly:  14​h 45​min
1
Paris, France
— 1 night
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 2 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
4
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
train:  2​h 30​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 1 night
Fly:  3​h 15​min
6
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  7​h 15​min
7
St. Petersburg, Russia
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
8
Stockholm, Sweden
— 2 nights
Fly:  13​h 15​min
End: San Francisco, 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 21st (Sun): explore the different monuments and memorials at The Paris Catacombs and then don't miss a visit to Eiffel Tower. On the next day, head off the coast to Île de la Cité, then admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum, then appreciate the history behind Arc de Triomphe, and finally take in the architecture and atmosphere at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

To see more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Paris road trip planner .

San Francisco, USA to Paris is an approximately 15-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train; or do a combination of train and flight. Traveling from San Francisco to Paris, you'll lose 9 hours due to the time zone difference. In June in Paris, expect temperatures between 74°F during the day and 55°F at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 22nd (Mon) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Parks
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum

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 (Tue): don't miss a visit to Piazzale Michelangelo, then explore the world behind art at Pitti Palace, then admire the masterpieces at Gallerie Degli Uffizi, and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of The Baptistery of St. John. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 24th (Wed): get to know the fascinating history of Piazza della Signoria, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza del Duomo, take in the spiritual surroundings of Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Campanile di Giotto, then get engrossed in the history at Basilica di Santa Croce, and finally examine the collection at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To find other places to visit, more things to do, reviews, and tourist information, read our Florence trip itinerary maker website .

Fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Expect somewhat warmer temperatures when traveling from Paris in June; daily highs in Florence reach 83°F and lows reach 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Wed) to allow enough time to take a 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.
Start off your visit on the 25th (Thu): make a trip to St. Peter's Basilica, make a trip to Piazza Navona, then steep yourself in history at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On the 26th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: admire the masterpieces at Vatican Museums, pause for some serene contemplation at Santa Maria in Trastevere, then delve into the distant past at Pantheon, and finally admire the local landmark of Trevi Fountain.

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Traveling by train from Florence to Rome takes 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In June, plan for daily highs up to 84°F, and evening lows to 65°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Fri) so you can travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

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

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.
Start off your visit on the 27th (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, then explore the world behind art at Belvedere Palace, and then pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: see the interesting displays at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien, then examine the collection at Imperial Palace (Hofburg), and then wander the streets of Historic Center of Vienna.

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Getting from Rome to Vienna by flight takes about 5 hours. Other options: do a combination of train and flight; or drive. In June, Vienna is a bit cooler than Rome - with highs of 77°F and lows of 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 28th (Sun) early enough to catch the train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Schonbrunn  Palace ©
Schonbrunn Palace
Belvedere Palace ©
Belvedere Palace
St. Stephen's Cathedral ©
St. Stephen's Cathedral

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 29th (Mon): make a trip to Halaszbastya, take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, steep yourself in history at Liberty Statue, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere.

For traveler tips, maps, reviews, and tourist information, read our Budapest tour itinerary maker site .

Getting from Vienna to Budapest by train takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In June, daytime highs in Budapest are 79°F, while nighttime lows are 56°F. Cap off your sightseeing on the 29th (Mon) early enough to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church
Liberty Statue ©
Liberty Statue

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 30th (Tue), explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), and finally steep yourself in history at Basilica Cistern. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Suleymaniye Cami , then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, and finally explore the world behind art at Istanbul Modern.

For more things to do, maps, and more tourist information, use the Istanbul day trip planning website .

Fly from Budapest to Istanbul in 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone changes from Central European Time (CET) to Eastern European Time (EET), which is usually a 2 hour difference. Expect somewhat warmer evenings in Istanbul when traveling from Budapest in June, with lows around 63°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 1st (Wed) so you can travel to St. Petersburg.

Things to do in Istanbul

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Suleymaniye Cami ©
Suleymaniye Cami
Sultan Ahmed Mosque ©
Sultan Ahmed Mosque

1
night
St. Petersburg, Russia

St. Petersburg ©
Built on a desolate swamp as a showcase capital of Imperial Russia, this grand city has certainly lived up to the expectations of its founder, Tsar Peter the Great.
Kick off your visit on the 2nd (Thu): see the interesting displays at The Marly Palace and then explore the galleries of Peterhof Grand Palace. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 3rd (Fri): examine the collection at Russian Museum, then take in the architecture and atmosphere at Savior on the Spilled Blood, then examine the collection at Saint Isaac's Cathedral, and finally contemplate the long history of Bronze Horseman, Monument To Peter I.

To find other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and other tourist information, refer to the St. Petersburg online day trip planner .

You can fly from Istanbul to St. Petersburg in 7.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of shuttle and flight; or drive. Plan for a bit cooler temperatures traveling from Istanbul in July, with highs in St. Petersburg at 72°F and lows at 57°F. Finish your sightseeing early on the 3rd (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Stockholm.

Things to do in St. Petersburg

Museums Historic Sites
Highlights from your plan
Peterhof Grand Palace ©
Peterhof Grand Palace
Saint Isaac's Cathedral ©
Saint Isaac's Cathedral
Savior on the Spilled Blood ©
Savior on the Spilled Blood

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.
Start off your visit on the 4th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Vasa Museum, then see the interesting displays at Skansen, then step into the grandiose world of Drottningholm Palace, and finally get to know the fascinating history of Monteliusvagen. Here are some ideas for day two: admire the masterpieces at Fotografiska Stockholm, then head off the coast to Stockholm Old Town, then take an in-depth tour of Royal Palace, and finally explore the world behind art at Moderna Museet - Stockholm.

To see photos, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, go to the Stockholm online holiday planner .

You can fly from St. Petersburg to Stockholm in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of train and ferry; or do a combination of car and ferry. The time zone changes from Moscow Standard Time (MSK) to Central European Time (CET), which is usually a -2 hour difference. July in Stockholm sees daily highs of 73°F and lows of 54°F at night. Finish your sightseeing early on the 5th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Stockholm

Museums Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Vasa Museum ©
Vasa Museum
Skansen ©
Skansen
Royal Palace ©
Royal Palace

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