17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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17 days in Europe Itinerary

Start: New Delhi, India
Fly:  11​h 15​min
1
Rome, Italy
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
2
Barcelona, Spain
— 1 night
Fly:  5​h
3
Lisbon, Portugal
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h 15​min
4
Paris, France
— 2 nights
Fly:  5​h
5
Prague, Czech Republic
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h
6
Vienna, Austria
— 2 nights
Drive:  2​h 30​min
7
Budapest, Hungary
— 2 nights
Fly:  3​h 15​min
8
Istanbul, Turkey
— 3 nights
Fly:  7​h
End: New Delhi, India

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 next day, don't miss a visit to Trevi Fountain, delve into the distant past at Pantheon, get to know the fascinating history of Piazza Navona, then pause for some serene contemplation at Church of St. Louis of the French, and finally explore the ancient world of Colosseum.

For other places to visit, reviews, more things to do, and tourist information, go to the Rome trip planner.

New Delhi, India to Rome is an approximately 11.5-hour flight. You can also do a combination of flight and train. The time zone difference when traveling from New Delhi to Rome is minus 4 hours. Traveling from New Delhi in December, expect Rome to be little chillier, temps between 16°C and 4°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 17th (Tue) so you can travel to Barcelona.

Things to do in Rome

Historic Sites Museums

Side Trip

Vatican City
Highlights from your plan
Colosseum ©
Colosseum
Pantheon ©
Pantheon
Trevi Fountain ©
Trevi Fountain

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.
On the 18th (Wed), take in the architecture and atmosphere at Barcelona Cathedral, walk around Parc Guell, then admire the striking features of Basilica of the Sagrada Familia, and finally admire the landmark architecture of Casa Batllo.

To see traveler tips, maps, other places to visit, and tourist information, you can read our Barcelona itinerary builder website .

Traveling by flight from Rome to Barcelona takes 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. In December, daytime highs in Barcelona are 17°C, while nighttime lows are 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 18th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lisbon.

Things to do in Barcelona

Historic Sites Parks
Highlights from your plan
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia ©
Basilica of the Sagrada Familia
Parc Guell ©
Parc Guell
Casa Batllo ©
Casa Batllo

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 19th (Thu), observe the fascinating underwater world at Lisbon Oceanarium, make a trip to Belém Tower, then take in the spiritual surroundings of Mosteiro dos Jeronimos, and finally don't miss a visit to Elevador de Santa Justa. On the 20th (Fri), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: explore the historical opulence of Quinta da Regaleira, appreciate the history behind Padrao dos Descobrimentos, and then steep yourself in history at Castelo de S. Jorge.

For photos, traveler tips, reviews, and other tourist information, refer to the Lisbon driving holiday planner .

Fly from Barcelona to Lisbon in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. The time zone difference moving from Central European Time (CET) to Western European Time (WET) is minus 1 hour. December in Lisbon sees daily highs of 18°C and lows of 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Fri) to allow time to travel to Paris.

Things to do in Lisbon

Historic Sites Parks Zoos & Aquariums

Side Trip

Quinta da Regaleira
Highlights from your plan
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos ©
Mosteiro dos Jeronimos
Belém Tower ©
Belém Tower
Lisbon Oceanarium ©
Lisbon Oceanarium

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.
On the 21st (Sat), make a trip to Place de la Concorde, contemplate the long history of Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay. On the 22nd (Sun), you'll have a packed day of sightseeing: pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre, then get a taste of the local shopping with Champs-Elysees, and then explore the world behind art at Louvre Museum.

For traveler tips, photos, where to stay, and other tourist information, read Paris attractions planner.

You can fly from Lisbon to Paris in 5.5 hours. Other options are to do a combination of flight and train; or drive. Traveling from Lisbon to Paris, you'll lose 1 hour due to the time zone difference. Traveling from Lisbon in December, things will get little chillier in Paris: highs are around 9°C and lows about 3°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 22nd (Sun) early enough to travel to Prague.

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

2
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.
Kick off your visit on the 23rd (Mon): take an in-depth tour of Jewish Museum in Prague, then wander the streets of StaromEstske namEsti, then get great views at Prague Astronomical Clock, and finally take in the views from Charles Bridge. Keep things going the next day: take a stroll through Lesser Town, take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Vitus Cathedral, and then explore the historical opulence of Prague Castle.

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You can fly from Paris to Prague in 5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of train and bus. Traveling from Paris in December, expect Prague to be slightly colder, temps between 5°C and 0°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 24th (Tue) to allow time to travel to Vienna.

Things to do in Prague

Historic Sites Museums Neighborhoods
Highlights from your plan
Staromestske namesti ©
Staromestske namesti
Charles Bridge
Charles Bridge
Prague Castle ©
Prague Castle

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 25th (Wed): pause for some serene contemplation at St. Stephen's Cathedral, then explore the historical opulence of Schonbrunn Palace, and then admire nature's wide array of creatures at Schönbrunn Zoo. Keep things going the next day: see the interesting displays at The Hofburg, admire the masterpieces at Belvedere Palace, and then admire the masterpieces at Kunsthistorisches Museum Wien.

To find where to stay, traveler tips, other places to visit, and more tourist information, read Vienna trip planner.

Getting from Prague to Vienna by flight takes about 3 hours. Other options: drive; or take a bus. In December, daily temperatures in Vienna can reach 5°C, while at night they dip to 0°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 26th (Thu) so you can take a train to Budapest.

Things to do in Vienna

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

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 (Fri): take in the views from Szechenyi Chain Bridge, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Matthias Church, don't miss a visit to Halaszbastya, then explore the world behind art at Hungarian National Gallery (Magyar Nemzeti Galeria), and finally take in the spiritual surroundings of St. Stephen's Basilica (Szent Istvan Bazilika). Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: ponder the world of politics at Hungarian Parliament Building, then examine the collection at House of Terror Museum, then appreciate the history behind Hősök tere, and finally explore the historical opulence of Vajdahunyad Castle (Vajdahunyadvar).

To find reviews, maps, other places to visit, and more tourist information, you can read our Budapest online holiday planner .

You can take a train from Vienna to Budapest in 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a bus. In December, plan for daily highs up to 5°C, and evening lows to -1°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 28th (Sat) so you can travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Budapest

Historic Sites Museums
Highlights from your plan
Halaszbastya ©
Halaszbastya
Hungarian Parliament Building ©
Hungarian Parliament Building
Matthias Church ©
Matthias Church

3
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 29th (Sun), get engrossed in the history at Topkapi Palace, get engrossed in the history at Hagia Sophia Museum / Church (Ayasofya), then take in the spiritual surroundings of Sultan Ahmed Mosque, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome (At Meydani). Keep things going the next day: explore the world behind art at Kariye Museum (The Chora Church), then take in panoramic vistas at Galata Tower, then browse the eclectic array of goods at Kapali Carsi, and finally take a stroll through Ortakoy.

For photos, other places to visit, more things to do, and tourist information, refer to the Istanbul trip itinerary maker tool .

Traveling by flight from Budapest to Istanbul takes 3.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Budapest to Istanbul is 2 hours. Plan for a bit warmer nights when traveling from Budapest in December since evenings lows in Istanbul dip to 7°C. Wrap up your sightseeing by early afternoon on the 31st (Tue) to allow enough time to travel back home.

Things to do in Istanbul

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

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