17 days in Europe Itinerary

17 days in Europe Itinerary

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Goreme, Turkey
— 1 night
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Istanbul, Turkey
— 2 nights
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Lviv, Ukraine
— 1 night
Fly to Bologna, Train to Milan
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Milan, Italy
— 2 nights
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Geneva, Switzerland
— 1 night
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Paris, France
— 2 nights
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Brussels, Belgium
— 2 nights
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Amsterdam, The Netherlands
— 4 nights
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Goreme, Turkey

Famed for its landscape of unusually shaped stone formations and churches cut into the natural rocks, Goreme sits in the central part of the country, an area originally settled during Roman times.
Start off your visit on the 17th (Sun): get outside with Outdoor Activities and then appreciate the extensive heritage of Goreme National Park. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: look for gifts at Alaturca Taner, then appreciate the views at Gulludere Vadisi, then explore the fascinating underground world of Cappadocia Cave Dwellings, and finally get outside with Outdoor Activities.

For maps, photos, other places to visit, and other tourist information, read Goreme travel planner.

Jakarta, Indonesia to Goreme is an approximately 19.5-hour flight. The time zone changes from Western Indonesia Time to Turkey Time, which is usually a -4 hour difference. Traveling from Jakarta in May, expect nights in Goreme to be much colder, around 11°C, while days are little chillier, around 27°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 18th (Mon) to allow enough time to travel to Istanbul.

Things to do in Goreme

Outdoors · Tours · Nature · Parks

Side Trips

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Istanbul, Turkey

Queen of Cities

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.
Start off your visit on the 19th (Tue): get engrossed in the history at Galata Tower, contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Sultan Ahmed Mosque, then contemplate in the serene atmosphere at Hagia Sophia, then admire the landmark architecture of Basilica Cistern, and finally make a trip to Hippodrome. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: admire the striking features of Dolmabahce Palace, then take an in-depth tour of Topkapi Palace, and then get engrossed in the history at Chora Museum.

To find where to stay, reviews, ratings, and tourist information, read our Istanbul trip maker.

Traveling by flight from Goreme to Istanbul takes 4.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. Traveling from Goreme in May, Istanbul is a bit warmer at night with lows of 15°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 20th (Wed) to allow time to travel to Lviv.

Things to do in Istanbul

Historic Sites · Museums

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Lviv, Ukraine

City of Lions

Instead of Soviet buildings typical of Ukraine, Lviv boasts a charming Central European-style old town with World Heritage Site status.
Start off your visit on the 21st (Thu): stroll the grounds of Lychakiv Cemetery, take in panoramic vistas at Lviv High Castle, pause for some serene contemplation at Svyatogo Yura Cathedral, then wander the streets of Old Town, and finally don't miss a visit to Rynok Square.

For maps, other places to visit, photos, and other tourist information, refer to the Lviv trip itinerary builder tool.

You can fly from Istanbul to Lviv in 5.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or do a combination of bus and train. The time zone difference when traveling from Istanbul to Lviv is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Istanbul in May, expect a bit cooler with lows of 9°C in Lviv. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 21st (Thu) early enough to travel to Milan.

Things to do in Lviv

Historic Sites · Museums · Neighborhoods

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Milan, Italy

Fashion Capital of World

In many ways the most modern of Italian cities, Milan is a busy, elegant metropolis with an impressive list of grand palaces, fine churches, and important museums.
On the 22nd (Fri), admire the landmark architecture of Galleria Vittorio Emanuele II, take in the spiritual surroundings of Duomo di Milano, then appreciate the extensive heritage of Piazza del Duomo, then explore the different monuments and memorials at Monumental Cemetery, and finally admire the masterpieces at Pinacoteca Ambrosiana. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the 23rd (Sat): explore the historical opulence of Castello Sforzesco, then trek along Sentee di Sort, and then browse the fresh offerings at Micromercato Moltrasio.

To see traveler tips, ratings, and other tourist information, you can read our Milan trip itinerary website.

You can do a combination of flight and train from Lviv to Milan in 7 hours. Other options are to fly; or drive. The time zone difference moving from Eastern European Standard Time (EET) to Central European Standard Time (CET) is minus 1 hour. Traveling from Lviv in May, things will get a bit warmer in Milan: highs are around 26°C and lows about 15°C. Finish up your sightseeing early on the 23rd (Sat) so you can travel to Geneva.

Things to do in Milan

Historic Sites · Outdoors · Parks · Trails

Side Trips

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Geneva, Switzerland

Capital of Peace

Geneva brings the world to one small city with a huge expat population and the highest number of international organizations in any one city.
On the 24th (Sun), get great views at Cathedrale de St-Pierre and then contemplate the waterfront views at Lake Geneva.

To find more things to do, where to stay, ratings, and more tourist information, you can read our Geneva day trip planning site.

Traveling by flight from Milan to Geneva takes 3 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or take a train. Traveling from Milan in May, expect Geneva to be a bit cooler, temps between 22°C and 9°C. Finish your sightseeing early on the 24th (Sun) so you can take a train to Paris.

Things to do in Geneva

Nature · Parks · Historic Sites

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Paris, France

City of Light

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.
Kick off your visit on the 25th (Mon): stop by Île de la Cité, then steep yourself in history at Eiffel Tower, then admire the striking features of Arc de Triomphe, and finally admire the masterpieces at Louvre Museum. Get ready for a full day of sightseeing on the next day: stroll around Luxembourg Gardens, explore the world behind art at Musee d'Orsay, and then pause for some serene contemplation at Basilique du Sacre-Coeur de Montmartre.

Take the guesswork out of planning a Paris vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Geneva to Paris by train takes about 4 hours. Other options: fly; or drive. In May, daytime highs in Paris are 20°C, while nighttime lows are 11°C. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 26th (Tue) to allow time to take a train to Brussels.

Things to do in Paris

Museums · Historic Sites · Parks · Nature

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Brussels, Belgium

Capital of Europe

The allure of the multi-cultural capital, Brussels, stems from its mix of political intrigue, artistic influence, historical significance, and a thriving social scene.
On the 27th (Wed), don't miss a visit to Atomium, then examine the collection at Musées Royaux des Beaux-Arts de Belgique, then make a trip to Grand Place, and finally steep yourself in history at St. Michael and St. Gudula Cathedral (Cathedrale St-Michel et Ste-Gudule). Keep things going the next day: get in on the family fun at Mini-Europe, see the interesting displays at Musical Instruments Museum (MIM), and then pause for some photo ops at Manneken Pis.

To find traveler tips, more things to do, other places to visit, and other tourist information, you can read our Brussels travel planner.

Traveling by train from Paris to Brussels takes 2.5 hours. Alternatively, you can drive; or fly. In May in Brussels, expect temperatures between 19°C during the day and 8°C at night. Wrap up your sightseeing on the 28th (Thu) to allow time to drive to Amsterdam.

Things to do in Brussels

Museums · Theme Parks · Historic Sites

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Amsterdam, The Netherlands

Venice of the North

Known as one of the greatest small cities in the world, Amsterdam charms visitors with its cool and cozy atmosphere.
Amsterdam is known for museums, nightlife, and breweries & distilleries. Your plan includes some of its best attractions: explore the world behind art at Rijksmuseum, hunt for treasures at Albert Cuyp Market, stop by The Jordaan, and contemplate the long history of Museum Het Rembrandthuis (Rembrandt House).

Take the guesswork out of planning a Amsterdam vacation by using our trip itinerary maker.

Getting from Brussels to Amsterdam by car takes about 2.5 hours. Other options: take a train; or fly. In May in Amsterdam, expect temperatures between 20°C during the day and 10°C at night. Cap off your sightseeing on the 1st (Mon) early enough to travel back home.

Things to do in Amsterdam

Museums · Parks · Zoos & Aquariums · Historic Sites

Cappadocia travel guide

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History Museums · Historic Walking Areas · Geologic Formations
The region of Cappadocia reveals fascinating tales of civilizations long past with its honeycombed hills characterized by geological rarities, including two World Heritage Sites. Sedimentary rocks formed in lakes and ignimbrite deposits from erupted volcanoes left soft rock formations scattered across the land, which were then carved out to create houses, churches, and monasteries in 300 CE. Explore these rock houses on your own or on a tour, or take in the topography from above on a hot air balloon ride. Complete your holiday with a hike along the trails and marvel at the dusky orange panorama and accordion-shaped valleys.

Ukraine travel guide

4.5
Landmarks · Specialty Museums · Monuments
Bread Basket of Europe
As the largest country entirely within Europe, it comes as no surprise that Ukraine is a hugely diverse nation. Despite its varied and vibrant tourist attractions, it is a relatively under-visited part of the world. This is mostly good news for those who do decide to vacation here because they can enjoy an authentic and unusual experience. Sip coffee in city cafes, hike the Carpathians, unwind by the beach, and explore picturesque forests. Those interested in architecture will be delighted by the massive array on offer, including grand Gothic towers, wooden churches, and looming Stalinist constructions.