16 days in Europe Itinerary

16 days in Europe Itinerary

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16 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: Bogota, Colombia
Fly:  13​h 30​min
1
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  4​h 45​min
2
Florence, Italy
— 3 nights
train:  1​h 45​min
3
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  6​h
4
Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 45​min
5
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
6
Amsterdam, Holland
— 2 nights
Fly:  12​h 45​min
End: Bogota, Colombia

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.
Give yourself a bit of retail therapy at Le Marais and Champs-Elysees. Get some historical perspective at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre and Île de la Cité. And it doesn't end there: admire the landmark architecture of Louvre Museum, steep yourself in history at Arc de Triomphe, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and stroll the grounds of The Paris Catacombs.

To see reviews, traveler tips, and tourist information, you can read our Paris travel itinerary planner.

Bogota, Colombia to Paris is an approximately 13.5-hour flight. The time zone difference moving from Colombia Time to Central European Time is 6 hours. In April, Paris is slightly colder than Bogota - with highs of 18°C and lows of 6°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 7th (Tue) early enough to travel to Florence.

Things to do in Paris

Historic Sites Museums Shopping
Highlights from your plan
Eiffel Tower ©
Eiffel Tower
Louvre Museum ©
Louvre Museum
Musee d'Orsay ©
Musee d'Orsay

3
nights
Florence, Italy

Florence ©
Considered a cultural, artistic, and architectural jewel of Italy, Florence is the birthplace of the Italian Renaissance.
Discover out-of-the-way places like Duomo di Siena and Basilica di Santa Croce. Appreciate the collections at Gallerie Degli Uffizi and Pitti Palace. Go for a jaunt from Florence to Siena to see Piazza del Campo about 1h 15 min away. And it doesn't end there: take in the architecture and atmosphere at Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore, view the masterpieces at M.G. Design, make a trip to Piazzale Michelangelo, and see the interesting displays at Academy Of Florence Art Gallery.

To see more things to do, ratings, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read our Florence trip planning tool .

You can fly from Paris to Florence in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. In April, Florence is somewhat warmer than Paris - with highs of 22°C and lows of 11°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 10th (Fri) so you can catch the train to Rome.

Things to do in Florence

Museums Historic Sites Shopping

Side Trip

Siena
Highlights from your plan
Cathedral of Santa Maria del Fiore ©
Duomo di Siena ©
Duomo di Siena
Gallerie Degli Uffizi ©
Gallerie Degli Uffizi

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 11th (Sat): stroll the grounds of Catacombe di San Callisto, then contemplate the long history of Roman Forum, then delve into the distant past at Palatine Hill, and finally steep yourself in history at Colosseum. On your second day here, pause for some serene contemplation at St. Peter's Basilica, appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza Navona, admire the striking features of Pantheon, then make a trip to Trevi Fountain, and finally contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Basilica di Santa Maria Maggiore.

To find reviews, maps, where to stay, and tourist information, you can read our Rome day trip website .

You can take a train from Florence to Rome in 2 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. Expect a daytime high around 24°C in April, and nighttime lows around 11°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 12th (Sun) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites

Side Trip

St. Peter's Basilica
Highlights from your plan
Palatine Hill ©
Palatine Hill
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon

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.
Popular historic sites such as Suleymaniye Cami and Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya) are in your itinerary. Let the collections at Topkapi Palace and Dolmabahce Sanat Galerisi capture your imagination. There's much more to do: take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, explore the ancient world of Basilica Cistern, take a stroll through Ortakoy, and browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi.

To see maps, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, refer to the Istanbul tour planner .

Fly from Rome to Istanbul in 6 hours. Alternatively, you can do a combination of flight and shuttle; or drive. Traveling from Rome to Istanbul, you'll lose 2 hours due to the time zone difference. When traveling from Rome in April, plan for a bit cooler days in Istanbul, with highs around 20°C, while nights are about the same with lows around 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 15th (Wed) to allow enough time to travel to Budapest.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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 16th (Thu): pause for some photo ops at Hősök tere, take in the spiritual surroundings of Dohány Street Synagogue, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Matthias Church, and finally steep yourself in history at Halaszbastya. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 17th (Fri): contemplate the long history of Liberty Statue, then get a taste of the local shopping with Koller Gallery, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika), and finally examine the collection at House of Terror Museum.

To find where to stay, photos, other places to visit, and tourist information, refer to the Budapest road trip website .

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. Traveling from Istanbul in April, expect slightly colder with lows of 5°C in Budapest. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Fri) to allow enough time to travel to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Budapest

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

2
nights
Amsterdam, Holland

Amsterdam ©
Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Kick off your visit on the 18th (Sat): take an in-depth tour of Anne Frank House, explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, and then get engrossed in the history at Van Gogh Museum. Keep things going the next day: wander the streets of Leidseplein, explore the world behind art at Willet-Holthuysen Museum, and then explore the world behind art at Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

To find reviews, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, use the Amsterdam tour builder website .

You can fly from Budapest to Amsterdam in 5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. While traveling from Budapest, expect a bit cooler days and about the same nights in Amsterdam, ranging from highs of 15°C to lows of 5°C. Cap off your sightseeing on the 19th (Sun) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums Historic Sites Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Anne Frank House ©
Anne Frank House
Van Gogh Museum ©
Van Gogh Museum
Rijksmuseum ©
Rijksmuseum

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